To many, bridge lighting may appear to be just a continuation of traditional street lighting across an elevated roadway. However, those who have endeavored to execute a bridge lighting installation know that it comes with its own unique set of challenges. Bridge lights can experience a great deal of vibration and environmental abuse, and that means bridges need extremely robust lighting solutions.
Maintenance for bridge lighting can be difficult and costly to conduct — just one reason that reliable, long-life LED technology is an obvious choice. LED bridge lighting solutions from Acuity Brands also provide a dramatic reduction in energy use and carbon footprint, while meeting the special demands associated with the lighting of bridges. Safety requirements and aesthetic objectives are other important considerations for bridge lights.
Our comprehensive selection of highly reliable LED bridge lighting fixtures, combined with our industry-leading innovation in controls technology, enables you to fully optimize each application. You will be able to create safer driving environments and more cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for all your bridge projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Roads on bridges are treated as part of the roadway system and typically follow the recommended practices outlined in the IES RP-8-14 standards.
A: If the size and configuration of the bridge is very narrow or if it has interesting columns that may interfere with normal roadway lighting installation, special mounting and special lighting considerations may be needed. All bridges and bridge lights experience a great deal of vibration from traffic and weather. As a result, bridge lights need to be properly tested to withstand extreme vibration.
A: If the roadway is adjacent to pedestrian walkways on the bridge, light levels must also accommodate for pedestrian safety as well. Outside of that, the requirements are the same.