LED Roadway Lighting Evaluation and Field Testing

This research will allow the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to evaluate the possibility of using light emitting diode (LED) light on highways. LED lighting may use less energy than high intensity discharge (HID) lamps commonly used in roadway lighting. Research will be done on the current state of technology in LED roadway lighting and identify the best commercially available LED roadway luminaires for IDOT lighting applications. Obtain luminaires for field testing, field verify photometry, and calculate results of their performance for typical IDOT roadways. Compare LED performance to existing light sources and provide economic justification for or against the use of LED roadway lighting.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $302600.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      205 North Mathews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352
    • Principal Investigators:

      Benekohal, Rahim

    • Start Date: 20091101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130331
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26513

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01468183
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-76
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:46PM