Lighting design is a complex process that requires designers to know various aspects, such as architecture, ergonomics, psychology, as well as technology and electrics. Nowadays, lighting is not only functional, but also an important aesthetic element. Therefore, proper lighting design is a key element of a successful project.
Designing pedestrian crossing lighting is a special branch of street lighting. It is a process that aims to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the road and the comfort of vision for drivers.
The basis for the design of pedestrian crossing lighting is the PN-EN 13201 street lighting standard. Detailed recommendations can be found in the guidelines developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure on the organization of safe pedestrian traffic.
ODetermining the basic lighting requirements begins with the analysis of the need to illuminate the pedestrian crossing:
The basic required lighting parameters for pedestrian crossings are determined on the basis of an analysis of the street lighting class. Below we present the dependences of the pedestrian crossing lighting class on the street lighting class - these are reference dependencies that we can lower or overestimate depending on the analysis carried out.
Based on the publication of the Ministry of Infrastructure "Guidelines for the organization of safe pedestrian traffic - Guidelines for the correct lighting of pedestrian crossings"
Designing pedestrian crossings is primarily to improve pedestrian safety, therefore a properly designed pedestrian crossing takes into account many calculation planes located at different reference levels. The lighting of the passage focuses on the road lane, but it should also take into account the waiting zones.
A luminaire dedicated to illuminate a pedestrian crossing, apart from meeting the design requirements, has to meet the basic functional requirements.
Basic functional requirements:
In addition, it is worth paying attention to the proper execution of the luminaire. Its high quality will contribute to long and trouble-free operation: