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Accession Number PB2014-103616
Title Cost- and Energy-Efficient (LED, Induction and Plasma) Roadway Lighting.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 75p
Personal Author A. Thompson B. Guan G. Zhao S. Li Y. Jiang
Abstract There is an increasing interest in using new lighting technologies such as light emitting diode (LED), Induction, and Plasma light sources in roadway lighting. The most commonly claimed benefits of the new lighting systems include increased reliability, improved efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs. While Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is also getting a lot of interest from vendors pushing the new light sources for roadway lighting applications, none of these new lighting technologies has been used in the state highway systems by INDOT. Before adopting the new lighting technologies, INDOT would like to determine if the new lighting technologies meet required light output and if they are cost effective. Moreover, it is necessary for INDOT to establish standardized guidelines for evaluating the new lighting systems prior to the formal adoption. This study first conducted literature reviews on the new lighting technologies. Surveys were also conducted to identify the perceptions of state highway agencies and local cities towards the new lighting technologies including LED, Induction, and Plasma, and their experiences in use of these new lighting technologies. Various luminaires, including HPS, LED, Plasma, and Induction luminaires from different manufacturers were installed and evaluated for both conventional and high mast lightings at a test site over a period of 12 months. Illuminance measurements were made to determine the light levels and illuminance uniformities produced by those LED, Plasma and Induction luminaires with the existing lighting infrastructures. Comparisons were also made between the light performances produced by different luminaires. Electric currents were measured to determine the energy consumptions by different luminaires. Life cycle cost analysis was also conducted to determine if the new lighting sources are cost-effective compared to the corresponding HPS lighting sources and assess the possible return or payback periods for the LED, Plasma, and Induction luminaires evaluated in this study.
Keywords Costs
Electric current
Energy efficiency
Light emitting diodes
Lighting systems
Roadway lighting
Technology assessment

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
49E - Optoelectronic Devices & Systems
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
94E - Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Joint Transportation Research Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number SPR-3613

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