Short free-standing pole LED luminaire and lens design for road lighting

Document Type : Research Note


1 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Isparta, Turkey.

2 Department of Business Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey


Road luminaries are required to provide the luminance specified in the standards according to the road characteristics. For this reason, the light from the light source should be directed according to the desired conditions. While the range of minimum average road surface luminance recommended for different classes of road are provided; at the same time, it is desirable to be economical. In this study, a freeform lens and LED luminaire design with high luminous efficacy, low glare and uniform luminance distribution with a height of 1.5 m and a distance of 7 m between poles were designed for M3 road standards. First of all, lens design was made by using optical and illumination design software. Also, lens manufacturing and luminaire production were made as a result of the success of the design simulation test. The success of the LED luminaire in providing CIE standards has been measured on the designed road. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages have been determined by comparing with High Pressure Sodium Vapor (HPS) lamps.


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