TRB Webinar: LED Roadway Lighting's Effect on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness

August 31, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 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)

Light emitting diode (LED) technology has revolutionized the lighting industry. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will present the results of research that studied the link between LED roadway lighting and the health of drivers’ sleep and alertness. Presenters will address the possibility of increased safety through improved visibility, as well as questions about effects on drivers.

This webinar will feature research from NCHRP Research Report 968: LED Roadway Lighting: Impact on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Research overview: Rajaram Bhagavathula, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  2. Effects of roadway lighting on melatonin in drivers: George Brainard, Thomas Jefferson University
  3. Effects of roadway lighting on alertness: John Hanifin, Thomas Jefferson University   
  4. Effects of roadway lighting on drivers’ visibility: Rajaram Bhagavathula & Ron Gibbons, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute   
  5. Conclusion: Rajaram Bhagavathula, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  6. Question and answer session: Moderated by Ron Gibbons, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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. Identify the effect of difference roadway lighting sources on drivers' sleep health, alertness, and visibility

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. 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.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. 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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Registration questions? Contact Elaine Ferrell.