LED roadway luminaires are currently under consideration for widespread implementation with departments of transportation, facilities managers, and city planners. This research focuses on a case study in Missouri and presents relevant research findings calculated by the authors as part of a project funded by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Although high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires have been the standard product for roadway illumination, advances in LED technologies have led many departments of transportation to consider them as viable options along state routes. For this case study, pilot sites were developed across the state of Missouri in sites assessed as moderately busy, medium pedestrian conflict zones. These zones were along roadways with an R3 pavement classification. This case study details the economic feasibility findings from the study; a life cycle cost approach was used. In addition, a technical feasibility analysis was conducted to determine fit with Illumination Engineering Society (IES) standards for the traffic pattern and pavement classification at study sites. Key findings reveal that LED roadway luminaires fail to outperform HPS in their current design, but may become technically and economically feasible in the future.
S. M. Schmidt and S. Long, "A Practical Approach to Evaluating the Economic and Technical Feasibility of LED Luminaires," Advances in Statistical Methodologies and Their Applications to Real Problems, IntechOpen, Jan 2017.
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Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
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LED Roadway Luminaires; Life Cycle Cost Evaluation; Field Data; Energy Consumption; Environmental Impacts
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