Keep the roadways safe with robust, environmentally friendly street and area lights that have been
designed to reduce maintenance and energy costs.
Inadequate or insufficiently maintained street lighting contributes to poor road safety and increases nighttime accidents. Although inadequate street lighting is often overlooked as a cause of nighttime collisions it is often a big contributor. Correct lux levels to require V3 category has proved to substantially reduce accidents often attributed to human error.
The objective of major road lighting is to provide a illuminated environment that is conducive to the safe and comfortable movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic at night; however, the visual requirements of the motorist predominate.
To accomplish this, the lighting must reveal necessary visual information. This consists of the alignment of the road ahead, kerbs, footpaths, signs and surface imperfections, together with other road users including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, and their movements, and any other animate or inanimate obstacles. A public lighting scheme designed and installed according to the requirements of AS/NZS 1158 (Category V) achieves these requirements.
With the rapid development of LED Lighting technologies there has been a number of benefits that have been recognised in the road Lighting sector.
Running Cost Savings
With the transition from HPS (High Pressure Sodium) and MH (Metal Halide) streetlights to LED many Local authorities are experiencing a welcome decrease in power usage. in may cases the reduced power usage over a number of years will pay for the outlay of the LED light replacement. Speak to Vizona about annual power consumption of LED lighting for your next street lighting upgrade.
Choice of Colour Temperature
LED Luminaires have a good range of colour temperature options unlike some older technologies. HPS lights have been used extensively for street lighting for many years produce an orange to yellow light which gives a very poor colour interpretation making it hard to differentiate between certain colours. LED colour temperature can be set anywhere between 3000 – 6000K but is typically specified at about 4000K for Road Lighting.
With the implementation of LED Lighting other benefits have been recognised. The requirement for Light maintenance has been substantially reduced with the lifecycle being about 5 times greater than some other lighting types. HPS have a lifecycle of about 14,000 ours compared to LED 70,000 plus.
It is simple to apply Smart Technologies to LED Lighting to integrated with city management systems so they can be operated in a very specific way from a control point. This allows for dimming or specific on/off times and can also report lamp failure at a particular location. This is very useful making it easy to rectify a problem quickly.
Vizona offers a large range of Lights that are particularly suited to Roadway use. The Vero range has five options from 30 – 80 watts and the Zora range seven options from 90 – 300 watts. Additionally, you can also specify the colour temperature to suit your specific requirement. Generally, in Australia and New Zealand the CCT is set at 3000 – 4000K for roadway use.
Vizona provide unique urban lighting solutions built for Australian conditions. We have adapted our product range to use materials that are resilient, long-lasting and that have a minimal carbon footprint.