PPS provides a wide range of place making resources. If you are thinking about public space lighting, this discussion paper on Lighting Use & Design could provide direction.
The author provides some critical observations as well as posing some questions for designers and specifiers.
It is noted that:
“………..In many situations, particularly when people are concerned about security, there is a tendency to over-light a park, plaza, street, or other public space……too much lighting can be just as bad as too little lighting. …developing a good plan is to relate lighting to the evening functions of a particular space...
Although its primary purpose is night-time visibility for security and safety, successful street lighting takes into account the human users of the street, ………..”
Some of the key questions are especially relevant when considering solar powered lighting.
Intrinsic in the selection of solar lighting is a requirement to provide smart energy management. Making sure that we provide the right amount of light in the right place and the right time is essential to a fully resolved solar lighting design.
One of the first questions we ask when developing a proposal is if the same amount of light is required all night.
As we are able provide a range of sensor and remote access solutions it is not necessary to provide full power lighting all night if it is not required.
Properly developed solutions can provide the necessary safety and amenity with a reduced nightly load and therefore a smaller solar installation and reduced investment.
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