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Important factors that architects consider when they plan for road lighting design: list by one of the leading steel tubular pole manufacturers in Kolkata

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Road lighting design plays an important role in road safety. The right type of design helps motorists and pedestrians to easily see intersections and trouble spots. To a certain extent, effective road lighting design can also reduce criminal activities. Considering its importance and complexity, architects and other urban planners consider a myriad of factors while planning for road lighting design. As one of the reputed steel tubular pole manufacturers in Kolkatawe share some of these important factors:

  1. Existing installations: When considering a possible proposal for road lighting, architects must ensure that they have the information of the existing road lighting. Often road lighting projects are a continuation of previous installations. In such cases, the chosen steel tubular pole luminaires should complement and not clash with the existing installations. A similar layout and mounting height will ensure that thereâ€�"�s consistency and motorists and pedestrians will not get confused due to variance. 

  1. Type of roads: There are different types of roads, including main road, bylanes, arterial roads, expressway and carriageways. These roads are designed for different speeds. Some may have intersections for pedestrians, while others may not. Therefore, the use of roads will decide the type of lighting poles, the height of the poles, distance between the poles and the luminaire to be used.  Here are some examples of how lighting poles are chosen for different types of roads: 

  • Traditionally, for a twin carriageway with 3 or 4 lanes, a steel tubular pole with mounting height of above 9 m -12 m is ideal. However, intersections made for pedestrians, cyclists or slow vehicles need special attention. Extra lighting is required at intersections to reduce accidents, especially at night. 

  • For roads with medium-speed and high-speed vehicles where pedestrians and cyclists are common, lighting poles with mounting heights around 8m - 10m  are ideal.  Additional luminaire at a separate mounting height is often needed for adjacent pathways. 

  • For lanes in residential areas, low glare luminaires are considered so that the light doesnâ€�"�t trespass onto houses. For this, the location and the orientation of the luminaires has to be carefully chosen. 

  1. Aesthetics: The lighting poles are an important part of the urban landscape. Hence, architects choose lighting poles in a way that they complement the area they are installed at. For instance, places such as city squares, archways and areas outside retail stores may need designer street lighting Whenever designing a road lighting plan, the effect of the lighting hardware on an area during daylight hours should be considered, as well as the performance of the lighting during the night.

  1. Durability: One of main concerns in road lighting is durability. This is why architects prefer a steel tubular pole with IS ratings that indicate that it can withstand torsional stress. 

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