Road Lighting Course B - Design Training


This Road Lighting Design Training course provides practical guidance for those involved in the detail of design process. Road Lighting Design is a skill that is essential for Asset owners of Road Lighting (Road Controlling Authorities, Councils and NZ Transport Agency) to have ready access to. The course concentrates of the design methodology for roads lit to both Category V and P – but also covers public space lighting , lighting of pedestrian crossings and tunnel lighting principles.

The luminance approach to road lighting design requires attention to the detail for all aspects of the project Every Category V lighting scheme requires specific analysis. For each and every design it is essential that:

  • An adequate 'design brief' is established
  • The asset owner has access to those with skills to define adequately a design brief
  • The asset owner has access to those with appropriate training in the solution of a road lighting design task
  • The asset owner can evaluate those solutions and correlate them to the brief originally established
  • The asset owner has an understanding of any lifetime maintenance issues (costs) that the design promotes

For category P similar disciplines but different calculation techniques are used.

This one day design course builds on the NZIHT Road Lighting Course A. It covers the design methodology of the series of AS/NZS 1158 Lighting Standards and covers relevant material from the “right light” project.

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1 day course.

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$495 per person + GST
$795 per person + GST to attend 2 consecutive days
(ie: both Road Lighting and Road Lighting Design Training)

Participants are encouraged to bring any case studies they may want to get comment on.  The course references material in teh AS/NZS 1158 series of standards.  Road Lighting Design Software (Perfectlite as a training version) is demonstrated.

(Minimum numbers apply before a course or night tour are confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Building a road lighting design brief
  • Understanding a road lighting design brief
  • For Category V tasks
        * using computer based solution finders to look at appropriate lighting options
        * using computer tool to finalise selected design and ensure design is compliant and meets (and does not exceed) the design brief.
        * straight road and complex intersection analysis
        * implementation of the various layout rules
  • For Category P tasks
        * using computer based information to establish appropriate lighting solutions
        * implementation of the various layout rules
  • For Pedestrian Crossing lighting
        * and understanding of the LTP’s and methods to calculate them
  • Luminaire Photometrics as necessary
  • Specific case studies (attendees are invited and encouraged to bring their own tasks for consideration and to see solutions evolve)
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On completion of this course participants will

  • A consolidated knowledge of design of Road and Public Space Lighting tasks
  • An in depth knowledge of the design principles and methodology in completing any public lighting design tasks (with emphasis on road lighting)
  • An appreciation of when designer inputs are required for interpretation of the standards for lighting tasks with particular requirements i.e thinking "outside the square"
  • Observed appropriate design presentation methodologies that the client should be provided with
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Who should attend

Lighting Designers, or those wanting a more in depth understanding of the detail of the lighting design process. Engineers and designers from local road controlling authorities, traffic and design engineers from consultants and architects involved in the design of road lighting for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.


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Optional Night Tour

  • $70 + GST per person

An optional night tour is available on the evening prior to this course. This tour of road lighting installations will take approximately two hours, commencing at dusk. Participants will get to see examples of both good and not so good installations and, weather permitting, an opportunity to observe and/or take lighting field measurements.  An additional charge of $70 + GST per person is payable for the optional night tour.  Attendees must wear a hi-viz jacket.

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