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

BS 5489-1:2013

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

Status : Current, Work in hand   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
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 December 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 12464-1:2011, BS EN 12464-2:2007, BS EN 13201-2:2003, BS EN 12665:2018, PD 6547, BS 5266-1, BS EN 62305, BS 6100-2, BS EN 12767, BS EN 60598-1, BS EN 40-3-1, BS EN 60598-2-3, BS EN 40-3-3, BS EN 13201-4, BS EN 13201-3, BS 8300, BS EN 40
Informative References(Provided for Information)prEN 13201-5, BS 1376, BS 5837, BS 5489-2, BS EN 60529, PD CEN/TR 13201-1:2004
ReplacesBS 5489-1:2003+A2:2008
Draft Superseded By12/30217236 DC
DescriptorsMotor roads, Lighting systems, Pedestrian roads, Bridges, Railways, Lighting equipment, Town centres, Motorways, Main roads, Roads, Waterways, Footpaths, Harbours, Urban areas, Road safety, Parking areas, Road-lighting lanterns, Airports, Subways, Road junctions, Road lighting
ISBN978 0 580 70690 5
File Size884 KB

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