Illuminance (Lux) level standard for street lighting

Meath County Council Ordinary Meeting
6th November 2017, Council Chamber

8. Notice of Question
8.6 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“What is the illuminance (Lux) level standard for street lighting, where installed, in towns and villages?”

Response: In determining levels of illumination, the design brief considers pedestrian and vehicular movement in relation to a number of site specific factors, such as the surrounding environment, junctions, existing lighting from shops, crossing points, areas of activity etc. To give some indication for streets in Co. Meath, the lighting classes that are the most frequently used provide an average illuminance of between 5.0 and 7.5 lux.