The Development of On-Premise Electronic Message Center Lighting Levels and Sign Lighting Measurement Techniques, Phase 2

Research conducted recently for the United States Sign Council Foundation (USSCF) found that there is no consensus on lighting measurement or appropriate lighting levels of on-premise Electronic Message Centers (EMCs). This is the second phase of a two-phase study to remedy this situation. In Phase 1, standard EMC light level testing procedures are being established and EMC lighting levels that optimize sign legibility at night from the prospective of a motorist who is viewing the EMC are being developed. Phase 2 will result in EMC lighting levels that optimize sign legibility during daylight. The proposal consists of two tasks. Task 1 uses The Larson Institute's test track to conduct original human factors research with the goal of optimizing daytime EMC lighting levels based on sign legibility. Task 2 is the development of a Final Report that will include standards for daytime EMC light levels based on the results of Task 1.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $33999.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTRT12-G-UTC03

      PSU-2013-01

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Performing Organizations:

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Principal Investigators:

      Garvey, Philip

    • Start Date: 20130101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20131213
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35039

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01489751
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03, PSU-2013-01
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 15 2013 1:00AM