Street Lighting - Definitions
Birmingham City Council
Any New Build and/or any Third Party Works
Measures taken to protect the security of premises from persons who may wish to gain illegal access to those premises by climbing on adjacent Lighting Columns and including anti-climbing spikes and anti-climbing paint.
Powered Apparatus and Network Components.
Balancing and Settlement Code Procedure 520 or "BSCP520"
The Balancing and Settlement Code Procedure 520 for unmetered supplies of electricity set out in the Balancing and Settlement Code as published by Elexon Limited and amended from time to time.
BCC Cable Network
All electricity cable networks not the responsibility of the DNO, used to distribute electricity to any Apparatus and capable of electrical isolation from the DNO network at an exit point. Such cable networks include all feeder pillars, switchgear, cables, overhead conductors, joints, ducts and cut-outs, (including cable networks from Apparatus to bus shelters and advertising signs);
The Posts, galleries, orange flexi globes, lighting units, Lamps, electrical circuits and components, control devices, wiring brackets, cut out and electricity connection and numbering found on either side of a pedestrian crossing in or on a Project Road, and the term "Belisha Beacons" shall be construed Accordingly.
British Standards or "BS"
Those standards published by the British Standards Institution as updated or amended from time to time.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 together with any Approved Code of Practice issued in connection therewith as amended from time to time (and "CDM Regulation" shall be construed accordingly).
Central Management System
The Telensa CMS system
The proprietary software produced by Pitney Bowes for the maintenance and management of public infrastructure and assets;
Any or all of the following:
- Road junctions where any of the Project Roads that are in Categories 2, 3a or 3b of Table 1 in Appendix B of part 1 of schedule 2 (Output Specification) meet
- Complex road junctions
- Pedestrian crossings and pedestrian refuge islands
- Locations of vertical traffic calming features, which shall include, without limitation, speed tables, build-outs and chicanes
- Roundabouts and mini roundabouts
- Frontages and entrances of schools and hospitals, to a maximum of one hundred (100) metres
- Road junctions to public car park entrances, having a capacity for more than twenty (20) vehicles and shall include the area covering any Footway or Cycle Lane adjoining the relevant Carriageway.
Direct connection, disconnection and transfer of electricity service cables and ancillary equipment between Apparatus and the DNO's low voltage distribution system and "Connected" shall be construed accordingly;
The equipment that starts a Lamp, maintains the correct current flow through the Lamp, switches the Lamp on or off at appropriate times or at ambient light levels or modulates lamp output.
Designed Light Level
The light level that a Lighting System shall, as a minimum, achieve at any time in order to deliver the appropriate lighting class as defined in the Relevant Standards. In calculating the light level, the light output of each luminaire shall be calculated by multiplying the initial luminous flux for the specific Lamp being used, by the lamp lumen maintenance factor for that Lamp, in accordance with the Group Lamp Replacement Period being used by the Service Provider, and by the luminaire maintenance factor in accordance with the maintenance regime being adopted by the Service Provider;
The dimming of Street Lighting by one (1) Lighting Class for four (4) hours a day in particular in respect of the relevant tables.
The device that is fitted in the Apparatus to facilitate the control of the Control Device
Shall have the meaning given to it in BS EN 13201:2003;
Full Spectrum Light Source
An electric light source where the colour rendering index (Ra) is greater than or equal to sixty (60);
Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee;
High Mast Lighting
Lighting which illuminates by means of Luminaires mounted on masts that are 15m or more in height and "High Mast Light" shall be construed accordingly.
All Carriageways and Footways subject to a Section 38 Agreement which have received a Part 2 Certificate as defined under the relevant Section 38 Agreement.
Means any tree planted in a Project Road or Street scene Land (to the extent set out in the Authority's Data Room document 0370c) and "Highway Trees" shall be construed accordingly.
Highways Lighting Code
The Well-Lit Highways Code of Practice for Highways Lighting Management.
Bollards in or on a Project Road or Street scene Land (to the extent set out in the Authority's Data Room document 0370c) lit by base mounted lighting units, carrying one or more diagrams from the Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions (2002), or occasionally the same type of unit with all plain aspect including base, flexible body shell, lighting units, Luminaires, Lamps, electrical circuits and component, control devices, wiring and components, cut-out electricity connection and numbering;
Illuminated Traffic Signs
Illuminated signs in or on a Project Road or Street scene Land (to the extent set out in the Authority's Data Room document 0370c) including direction signs and any sign required by the Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions (2002) (whether externally or internally illuminated) including plates, faces, Posts/mounting, brackets, Luminaires, Lamps, electrical circuits, control devices, wiring, components, cut out and electricity connection and numbering;
The light emitting component of a Luminaire and "Lamps" shall be construed accordingly;
All columns comprised in the Powered Apparatus including Luminaires, Lamps, electrical circuits and components, control devices, wiring and components, bracket, cut out and electricity connection and numbering and the term "Lighting Column" shall be construed accordingly.
A light emitting diode and "LEDs" shall be construed accordingly;
A Lamp comprising of two (2) or more LED's;
Lighting Activation Levels
Those levels set out in the tables in paragraphs 2.6, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 of part 2 of schedule 2 (Output Specification);
Has the same meaning given to it in BS EN ISO 13201:2003;
Those items of Powered Apparatus incorporating all internal and external Luminaires and the term "Lighting Point" shall be construed accordingly;
That part of Street Lighting or Illuminated Traffic Signs which is a complete lighting unit consisting of a Lamp or Lamps together with the housing designed to distribute the light, position and protect the Lamps and connect the Lamps to the power supply and "Luminaires" shall be construed accordingly;
The device which is fitted to the apparatus to provide interface between the apparatus and the CMS
a person that has contracted with the Government, a local authority or other public or statutory body to provide services under the PFI (AMEY);
(a) Highways Standards to the extent that they relate to Powered Apparatus;
(b) all relevant European and British Standards for road lighting described on our Relevant Standards web page
Section 38 Agreement
A contract between a developer and the Authority under which the Authority agrees, pursuant to Section 38 of the 1980 Highways Act, to adopt highways which are maintainable at public expense;
Section 106 Agreement
A contract between a developer and the Authority which, pursuant toSection 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, restricts or regulates the development of land;
Section 278 Agreement
A contract between a developer and the Authority under which the Authority agrees, pursuant to Section 278 of the 1980 Highways Act, to the execution of highways works;
Specific Lighting Design Standards
The Street Lighting standards set out in appendix B of part 1 of schedule 2 (Output Specification);
Standard Street Lighting
Street Lighting which is not Non-Standard Street Lighting or Deemed to Comply Street Lighting;
All Lighting Columns comprised in the Powered Apparatus including Luminaires, electrical circuits and components, control devices, wiring and components, brackets, cut out and electricity connection and numbering, Lighting Points and Tunnel Lighting Points, Subway Lighting and Underpass Lighting in each case installed solely for the purpose of illuminating Project Roads or Streetscene Land
Street Lighting Management System
An electronic database designed to record and store information relating to the street lighting infrastructure including to inventory, records of inspections, records of works undertaken and so forth;
Shall have the meaning given to it in Section 64 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include street name plates and "Traffic Signs" shall be construed accordingly;
Any tree within falling distance of the Project Network that is not a Highway Tree;
Upward light output ratio as defined in EN 12665:2002;
The Authority's electrical distribution network;
Underground Apparatus Inventory
An electronic records system which records information in respect of all Underground Apparatus as required by the Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee “Code of Practice for Recording of Underground Apparatus in Streets”;
Well Lit Highways: Code of Practice for Highway Lighting Management
The Code of Practice entitled Well Lit Highways: Code of Practice for Highway Lighting Management issued November 2004 by the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions;
Index of Relevant Pages
- General Introduction
- Adoption and Accrual
- British Standards
- Commuted Maintenance Payments
- Design and Installation Considerations
- Electrical Equipment for Road Lighting
- Electrical Equipment for Traffic Signs
- Electrical Inspection and Testing Certificate 'Type A'
- Electrical Inspection and Testing Certificate 'Type B'
- Electrical Inspection and Testing Procedures
- Energy Supply
- Fault Reporting
- Light Pollution and Nuisance
- Lighting and other Design Considerations
- Lighting Levels
- Location of Lighting Units and Feeder Pillars
- Manholes, Catchpits, Inspection Chambers and Draw Pits
- Protection of Steelwork Against Corrosion
- Relevant Standards
- Road Lighting Columns and Brackets
- Service Duct Requirements
- Site Records and Data Sets
- Standard Specifications
- Surface Treatment of the Lighting Columns
- Technical Approval
- Traffic Safety and Management
- Traffic Signs
- Private Development Section Home Page
- Adoption of Highways
- Agreements under Section 278
- Bond (Surety)
- Considerate Contractors Scheme
- Contact Us
- Creation of New Public Highways (Section 38 Agreement)
- Development Permits
- Environmental Protection
- Highway Design and Technical Approval
- Highway Lighting
- Highway Safety
- Road Making (Costs)
- Safety Audits
- Site Inspection
- Technical Documents
- Traffic Regulation Orders
- Works Notices and Traffic Management during the Works