Evaluation of Light Emitting Surface (LES) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) Roadway Luminaires

This project will determine the technical feasibility and potential energy savings of light emitting surface (LES) technologies for roadway lighting compared to light emitting diode (LED) and high-pressure sodium (HPS) systems. Based on the research results from this project, NYSDOT may install LES luminaires on a pilot basis to evaluate field performance over time which may then lead to a broader scale installation along the State highway system to replace existing HPS/LED luminaires, or as part of future new highway lighting installations. If it is determined that LES technology has a longer life span and uses less energy than LED fixtures, significant savings in maintenance and operation costs could be achieved. The present Exhibit II document describes the tasks to be performed by the Consultant under the management of the NYSDOT Project Manager (PM) that will assist NYSDOT in meeting the project objectives.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    110 8th Street
    Troy, NY  United States  12180
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bullough, John

    Rea, Mark

  • Start Date: 20180930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190401
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01696575
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 55513-02-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2019 4:43PM