TRB Webinar: Designing solid-state roadway lighting

March 31, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Transportation lighting has changed dramatically over the past decade. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 31, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidelines for new designs of roadway lighting. Presenters will focus on applications of solid-state lighting (SSL), which uses lower energy, reduces maintenance, and can be easily controlled. Presenters will describe how to use SSL in tunnels and underpasses, as well as in work zones. They will also explore operation and maintenance of SSL and discuss their environmental impacts.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 940: Solid-State Roadway Lighting Design Guide.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Don McLean, DMD Associates
  • Ron Gibbons, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Rajaram Bhagavathula, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Paul Lutkevich, WSP

Webinar Outline

  1. Recommendations for planning and use of solid state lighting (SSL)
  2. Techniques and additional criteria for SSL including spectral content and surround lighting
  3. Use of SSL in tunnels and underpasses
  4. Work zone considerations
  5. Electrical system considerations
  6. Operations and maintenance
  7. Potential health and environmental impacts of SSL
  8. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to apply SSL to roadway environments
  2. Design SSL effectively

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

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This webinar was developed in October 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.