Lighting for Safety and Security

Everybody understands the value of safety and security lighting. Or do they? Did you know that the same lighting can also provide attraction, identification, beautification, environmental integration, and more? This Bureau guide provides important dollar-saving -possibly even life-saving -insights about your safety and security lighting. It tells you about the different functions it performs and includes a benefits check list for evaluating your existing lighting or designing a new or modernized system. It helps you establish where lighting can be of value, coordinate the needs and interests of those affected, and evaluate cost factors and procurement options (purchasing is just one of several). The guide also discusses major issues you should address in specifying your system, and design options available with respect to lamps, luminaires, poles, and controls. Also included: separate chapters on effective maintenance and sources of assistance, plus a complete glossary of terms.

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