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Street Lighting - Definitions

Street Lighting

Authority
Birmingham City Council

Additional Works
Any New Build and/or any Third Party Works

Anti-Climbing Measures"
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.

Apparatus
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);

Belisha Beacon
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.

CDM Regulations
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

"CONFIRM"
The proprietary software produced by Pitney Bowes for the maintenance and management of public infrastructure and assets;

Conflict Areas
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.

Connection(s)
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;

Control Device
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;

"Dimming Requirements"
The dimming of Street Lighting by one (1) Lighting Class for four (4) hours a day in particular in respect of the relevant tables.

Dimming Unit
The device that is fitted in the Apparatus to facilitate the control of the Control Device

"Disability Glare"
Shall have the meaning given to it in BS EN 13201:2003;

DNO
Distribution Network Operator within the meaning of part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989 as amended by the Utilities Act 2000;

Electrical Test and Inspection
As described in BS7671 and all tests required to comply with Electricity at Work Regulations.

Full Spectrum Light Source
An electric light source where the colour rendering index (Ra) is greater than or equal to sixty (60);

HAUC
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.

Highway
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.

Highway Tree
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.

Illuminated Bollards
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;

Lamp
The light emitting component of a Luminaire and "Lamps" shall be construed accordingly;

Lighting Columns
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.

LED
A light emitting diode and "LEDs" shall be construed accordingly;

LED Array
A Lamp comprising of two (2) or more LED's;

Lighting Activation Levels
Those levels set out in the tables in paragraphs 2.6, 2.7.4.1, 2.7.13.1 of part 2 of schedule 2 (Output Specification);

Lighting Authority
A council or other body authorised to provide lighting under section 161 of the Public Health Act 1875 or section 3 of the Parish Councils Act 1957;

Lighting Class
Has the same meaning given to it in BS EN ISO 13201:2003;

Lighting Points
Those items of Powered Apparatus incorporating all internal and external Luminaires and the term "Lighting Point" shall be construed accordingly;

Luminaire
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;

Telecell
The device which is fitted to the apparatus to provide interface between the apparatus and the CMS

PFI Contractor
a person that has contracted with the Government, a local authority or other public or statutory body to provide services under the PFI (AMEY);

Relevant Standards
(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;

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;

Traffic Sign
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;

Tree
Any tree within falling distance of the Project Network that is not a Highway Tree;

TSR&GD
The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002;

ULOR
Upward light output ratio as defined in EN 12665:2002;

Underground Apparatus
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;