BS 5489-1:2013 Code of practice for the design of road lighting. Lighting of roads and public amenity areas

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BS 5489-1:2013

Code of practice for the design of road lighting. Lighting of roads and public amenity areas

Status : Current   Published : December 2012



What is this standard about?

BS 5489-1:2013 is a revision of the British Standard for road lighting design that provides additional guidance to the BS EN 13201 series. 

Who is this standard for? 

  • Electrical and mechanical engineers
  • Lighting engineers
  • Surveyors, road construction planners 
  • Civil engineers
  • Town planners and local government authorities
  • Lighting manufacturers

Why should you use this standard? 

This part of BS 5489 provides specific guidance on selecting lighting classes that will help design more energy efficient road lighting schemes. It gives the most up-to-date recommendations for general principles of road lighting including aesthetic, technical aspects, operation and maintenance. 

The standard considers the design of lighting for all types of highways, public thoroughfares, pedestrian and cyclists’ subways as well as bridges. It also covers the design of lighting for urban centres and public amenity areas, aerodromes, railways, coastal waters, harbours and navigable waterways. 

What’s changed since the last update?

This is the seventh edition of this standard which was first published in 1952. It is a full revision to align with the latest technological developments and current industry best practice. 

Standard NumberBS 5489-1:2013
TitleCode of practice for the design of road lighting. Lighting of roads and public amenity areas
Publication Date31 December 2012
Cross ReferencesBS 5266-1, BS 6100-2, BS 8300, BS EN 40, BS EN 12464-1:2011, BS EN 12464-2:2007, BS EN 12665, BS EN 12767, BS EN 13201-2:2003, BS EN 13201-3, BS EN 13201-4, BS EN 60598-1, BS EN 60598-2-3, BS EN 62305, PD 6547, BS 1376, BS 5489-2, BS 5837, BS EN 60529, PD CEN/TR 13201-1:2004, prEN 13201-5, Highways Act 1980, Public Health Act 1985, Parish Councils Act 1957, Local Government Act 1996, Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993, Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, Highways (Road Hump) Regulations 1999, Road Hump Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999, Road Hump (Scotland) Regulations 1998, Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993, Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, 2009/125/EC, Commission Regulation (EC) No 245/2009, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Civil Aviation Act 1982, Air Navigation Order 2000
ReplacesBS 5489-1:2003+A2:2008
Draft Superseded By12/30217236 DC
DescriptorsRoad lighting, Lighting systems, Lighting equipment, Roads, Road-lighting lanterns, Road safety, Main roads, Road junctions, Motorways, Town centres, Pedestrian roads, Footpaths, Motor roads, Subways, Bridges, Urban areas, Parking areas, Airports, Railways, Waterways, Harbours
ISBN978 0 580 70690 5
File Size923.5 KB

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