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Street Lighting - Relevant Standards

Street Lighting

The contractor shall comply in all respects with the following Statutory Requirements, Codes of Practice and Specifications together with any subsequent revisions, amendments and other Standards or Documents referred to therein.

All design, equipment specification and installation work shall comply with the standards indicated below:

  1. Highway Standards to the extent that they relate to Powered Apparatus
  2. European and British Standards for road lighting, using the classes set out in this Appendix:
    • BS EN 13201-2: 2003 Road Lighting – Part 2: Performance requirements
    • BS EN 13201-3: 2003 Road Lighting – Part 3: Calculation of performance
    • BS 5489-1:2003 Code of practice for the design of road lighting - Part 1: Lighting of roads and public amenity areas
  3. BS 7671 for the requirements of electrical installations
  4. BS EN 14001 for Environmental Management
  5. BS EN 40 for lighting columns as follows:
    • BS EN 40-1: 1992 – Part 1: Definitions and terms
    • BS EN 40-2: 2004 – Part 2: General requirements and dimensions
    • BS EN 40-3-1: 2000 – Part 3-1: Design and verification – Specification for characteristic loads, including the particular requirements set out below:
      - All 6m and 7m Lighting Columns shall be designed to meet the requirements of a Terrain Category III. 8m, 10m and 12m Lighting Columns shall be designed to meet the requirements of a Terrain Category II.
      - All Lighting Columns shall be designed to have a 10-minute mean wind velocity of 22m/s adjusted for an altitude above sea level of 132m.
      - Design of Lighting Columns to facilitate Attachments shall be as specified in Appendix 13/72 clause 3.2
    • BS EN 40-3-2: 2000 – Part 3-2: Design and verification – Verification by testing.
    • BS EN 40-3-3: 2003 – Part 3-3: Design and verification – Verification by calculation, except that:
      - Fatigue calculations shall be in accordance with BD 94/07 and the design life shall be taken as 30 years for the purposes of this calculation.
    • BS EN 40-5: 2002 – Part 5: Requirements for steel lighting columns
  6. For luminaires:
    • BS EN 60598-1: 2008 – Part 1 – Luminaires - General requirements and tests
    • BS EN 60598-2-3: 2003 – Part 2-3 – Luminaires - Particular requirements for luminaires for road and street lighting
  7. For Illuminated Traffic Signs and Illuminated Traffic Bollards:
    • BS EN 12899-1: 2007 – Fixed, vertical road traffic signs: Part 1: Fixed signs
    • BS EN 12899-2: 2007 - Fixed, vertical road traffic signs: Part 2: Transilluminated traffic bollards
    • BS EN 12899-1:2007, BS EN 12899-2:2007 and BS EN 8442:2006 Miscellaneous road traffic signs and devices. Requirements and test methods, insofar as relevant to belisha beacons, centre island beacons, flashing school warning signs and the external illumination of traffic signs
    • BS 873-6:1983 - Road traffic signs and internally illuminated bollards. Specification for retroreflective and non-retroreflective signs.
  8. For ingress protection, BS EN 60529: 1992 – Specification for degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code):
    • Class IP 6x for the optical compartment of Street Lighting luminaires and floodlights and the base unit of Illuminated Traffic Bollards.
    • Class IP 5x for the optical compartment of luminaires for Illuminated Traffic Signs including transilluminated signs
  9. Institution of Lighting Professionals Technical Reports and Guidance notes
  10. Institution of Lighting Professionals Codes of Practice
  11. Institution of Lighting Professionals Guidance for the Reduction of Lighting Pollution
  12. ADEPT (Formally known as the County Surveyors Society) Road Lighting Maintenance Code of Good Practice
  13. Well lit Highways – Code of Practice for Highway Lighting Management
    And all other relevant standards, codes of practice, government and national policies, industry guidelines and good industry practice relating to any Powered Apparatus and all successor standards, publications of or to the above mentioned Relevant Lighting Standards