Join Jonathan Hoyle, Principal at The Lighting Practice, at the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference! Register to attend and stop by his presentation, “The Lighting Industry’s Guide to Change Management”, taking place on Wednesday, November 1 at 8:35am.
Improve Safety Perception and Community Engagement with Underpass Lighting
Unlike other street and pedestrian environments, underpass lighting requires different techniques and lighting knowledge. Underpasses require more electric light during daytime than at nighttime to counteract shadows and the perception of an unsafe environment. In this presentation, Jon Hoyle will discuss strategies, such as illuminating vertical and overhead surfaces , as well as control strategies for white light and color-programmable sources. Not only are certain lighting applications and techniques necessary to improve the perception of safety, but underpasses also offer an opportunity for community engagement and identity through art installations. Jon will present several underpass projects, their unique problems, and how the lighting design improved safety perception and engaged the community.