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061-Roadway Lighting Design

By: Debra A. Kennaugh, PE

Course Description

061-Roadway Lighting Design
This Lighting Design course was developed to discuss the purpose and objectives of roadway lighting. Analyzing lighting needs on the various roadway classifications are discussed. Lighting justification is also included.

The following conventional lighting equipment is described:
• light sources
• luminaries
• luminaire supports
• bracket arms

The following conventional and high mast light pole requirements are defined:
• average initial illumination levels
• uniformity ratios

Also included are sign lighting and underdeck lighting requirements. Maintenance of existing lighting during construction, voltage drop criteria, and grounding requirements are also included.

Design criteria is discussed and referenced to the appropriate manual. Light pole spacing arrangements and IES light distributions are discussed as to how they affect lighting. Even though various off-the-shelf computer programs are available to determine light pole spacing, the original basic calculations for spacing are included in this course.

The course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of Lighting Design from which a person can begin the process of creating lighting plans for a roadway project.
061- Roadway Lighting Design
06/05/2016
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I think questions 9 and 13 on the exam are poorly worded. I n question 9 the course does not mention engineer's responsibility for maintenance- it discusses the contractor's responsibility or lack thereof. Question 13 asks for the type of fixture which" minimizes" glare. "Minimizes" suggests you are looking for the most cutoff. If your point is that all 3 types reduce glare, then the word minimize should be "reduce".
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061-Roadway Lighting Design - 100207-01
Michael Miller
05/15/2016
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First of all the title of the course in your catalog does not match the title on the pdf document. Secondly, does anyone review the courses? This particular one had several spelling and language errors; but, most of all are incomplete and ill explained terms used throughout the course. Most of your courses outline what the course is and is not. This course was confusing in that some points seemed to present the course as an introduction (explaining the most basic electrical concepts) and other points seemed to present the information as if one was experienced with Lighting Design (for example, there was no explanation of Nadir and Zenith as it relates to luminaires, the illustration on page 14). There were also statements made that seem to be Codes but have no citation regarding the source of the statements. One section “IES Light Distributions” contains definitions for Vertical Distribution, Cutoffs, and Types of distributions without any explanation. Further reading shows the usage of Cutoffs and Types of Distribution in designing; however, there is minimal discussion regarding the reduction of glare for any of the Cutoffs. Regarding the test for the course, there are terms used in the test that are not used in the course text. Also Question 13 asks which Cutoff “minimizes the glare from a luminaire”; since there is no discussion of glare in the course document to follow the train of thought of the author, one has to relay on the actual vocabulary words to discern the answer.
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Needd LED's
Anonymous reviewer
04/27/2016
Verified Buyer
Little outdated. Need to revised with LED fixtures.
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Well written
Anonymous reviewer
04/27/2016
Could this be updated to included LED lighting?
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Roadway Lighting
Charles Allred
04/26/2016
Good general course. The course needs more engineering/design content but overall is good.
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Lighting Design
Roy C. Wright, PE
04/10/2016
The course title should be Road and Highway Lighting Design. I initially thought and hoped this was an interior lighting design course. However, It is an excellent course and I enjoyed it. It is good to learn some of the design criteria involved with roadway lighting. Knowledge is power.
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Anonymous reviewer
03/28/2016
Verified Buyer
course is out of date. No mention of LED lighting.
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061-lighting design
philip hanna
03/21/2016
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It would be good to update and add LED lighting at this time. Otherwise the course was great.
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Fred Burton PE
09/02/2015
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1. This had a goodly amount of technical information but was, happily, very easy to understand. 2. The description of the types of luminaries included factors such as short lamp life, size and control factors but mention of any hazardous material considerations for each type would also be helpful. 3. In my last position with a government agency prior to retirement, the question arose regarding artistic/esthetic illumination beneath an overpass. In this particular case illumination of the roadway was not intended but the primary concerns were the intensity of the illumination so as not to distract motorists, the colors to be selected, non-interference with signals and the non-invasive mounting of the luminaries on the abutments or bridge bents. 4. I wish I'd been aware of this course when I was in that job! I can, however, make use of the information as I volunteer my experience in guiding my town's planning for future deveopment.
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Interesting and Helpful
John Seybold
05/30/2015
I enjoyed the course. A couple of minor nits for consideration: Q9 the text says it is not the contractors responsibility, the question asks if it is the engineers responsibility. Q12 has one choice that is full-cutoff, but the text just refers to cutoff. Q13 after reading the section it sounded as thought the non-cutoff did not reduce glare - some clarification of the text would be helpful here. pg 16 typo, semi-cutoff section, ... would not be OF great concern
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Good course with one exception.
James Rogers
02/27/2015
Generally very good with one exception.

Question 12 asked which fixture type "minimizes" glare. . . .

SunCam Comment: The reviewer questioned the wording and the correct answer to question 12. Portions of the review were removed because they discussed the correct answer to the question
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anonymous
02/19/2015
Course described the equipment and implementation scemes. Excellent discussion of design cencepts and criteria with appropriate references.
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Barry Magrill
02/09/2015
The course was a good review. I had only two issues with the instruction. 1) It would have been nice to have seen a worked example of the equations.

2) There was a problem with of of the questions. It contained two contradictory answers so the answer which the proctor selected could only be wrong.
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anonymous
12/05/2014
This is a good introduction to highway lighting design. The course is very beneficial.

A referenced link in the text on P.19 did not work (cut/paste nor typing it in). The text references 3 cutoff fixtures (P.16) while Question #12 referred to a "full cutoff" fixture.
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anonymous
12/23/2013


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anonymous
11/26/2013
Good course. It is thorough enough yet invites the engineer to dig in deeper in applying the actual design.
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Danny R. Bowen
12/20/2012
Good basic course for engineers unfamilair with highway lighting
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anonymous
12/14/2012
Very good course.
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anonymous
07/21/2012
Please check test question #1 and the correct answer as per the written text. Maybe it's a trick question and I just didn't get it?


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Price: $45.00
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Course Code: 100207-01
Course PDH Hours: 2
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers approved for "General" category credit (course #8000).

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