Safety and Visual Comfort Can Co-Exist with Warmer CCTs
Date & Time
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Erik Milz
Designing for street and roadway applications takes into consideration a variety of factors such as visibility, aesthetics, safety, and environmental impacts to name a few. What was first viewed as an energy-saving savior, LED lighting for outdoor and street lighting purposes has been increasingly criticized because of the harsh cool light disrupting neighbors and nocturnal animals. Cree Lighting will examine the shifting public opinion of LED street lighting and consider the possibility of LED returning to the warmer color temperature, and associated visual comfort, of the all but outcast high-pressure sodium light. With this, we’ll review the challenges of providing the proper amount of light and accurate color rendering at such a warm CCT. Is it possible to provide a more comfortable experience for the public without sacrificing driver and pedestrian safety or negatively impacting neighborhoods? With the latest advancements in LED technology and luminaire design, we think so.