Looking for examples of good lighting

12 years 9 months ago #47865 by albertw
Looking for examples of good lighting was created by albertw
Hi,

I'm redoing the ILPAC web page at the moment and one thing I'm short of is examples of good lighting in use. Perhaps some folks here could take a few photos of where lighting has been done correctly near you?

Perhaps you live near a motorway where the NRA have installed FCO lights? Is there a security light near you that is acutally pointing straight down? Has your town installed some FCO streetlights?

As always I'm interested also in the truly spectacular bad examples, but I also want to show how lighting can be done right, so any images would be appreciated.

Cheers,
~Al

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 9 months ago #47886 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
Those living along the M4 route between Kinnegad and Enfield should take a note of the use of Full Cut-Off lighting. Smart move there by the NRA (Sarcasm not used).

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 9 months ago #47889 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
Full cut-off lighting is used for most major schemes now.
For purposes of photographs, it shows really well during fog.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 9 months ago #47899 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting

Full cut-off lighting is used for most major schemes now.


Along the new N6 dual carriageway (which is structurally at motorway standard for the most part) from Kinnegad to Kilbeggan is barely using semi FCO's. Lord knows what it will be like when the next stretch to Moate will be like in a few months.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 9 months ago #47900 by albertw
Replied by albertw on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting

Full cut-off lighting is used for most major schemes now.


Along the new N6 dual carriageway (which is structurally at motorway standard for the most part) from Kinnegad to Kilbeggan is barely using semi FCO's. Lord knows what it will be like when the next stretch to Moate will be like in a few months.


When did those lights go in? The NRA say they only use FCO's. If they are within the last year or so can you write to the relavent council and the NRA can ask for them to be replaced with FCO's? email me if you want to discuss what to put in the letter.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 9 months ago #47902 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
Sounds good Albert. Thre stretch was opened to Tyrrellspass around February, The stretch to Kilbeggan in May. I didn't notice any FCO's at all. If they are, then perhaps they are angled incorrectly.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 9 months ago #48201 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
I stand corrected - the lights all the way at junctions on the new M6 ARE FCO's, but I think their angle of tilt is what got me thinking they were semi FCO's (when seen at night). Yesterday, travelling on it, I made a point of looking up, and I saw them to be FCO's. Either they were changed since I made a note of them months ago, or it the angle of tilt I mentioned.

:oops:

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 5 months ago #52831 by albertw
Replied by albertw on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
So eh... did anyone ever manage to get a high res picture of good moroway lighting? I could really do with an image for an article if anyone has one!

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 5 months ago #52842 by philiplardner
Replied by philiplardner on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting

So eh... did anyone ever manage to get a high res picture of good moroway lighting? I could really do with an image for an article if anyone has one!


Giz a mo... and I'll take a few snaps of some local off-ramp lighting that's pretty good - The Fassaroe exit off the N11 has been built with full cut-off lights.

Back shortly...

Phil.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 5 months ago #52848 by philiplardner
Replied by philiplardner on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
Right, I'm back again... after a short detour for supper!

I've pasted up some images on my website of the full cut-off lights on the Fassaroe interchange / off-ramps near Bray. I reckon these are well designed and worth highlighting. Take a look at:

ochra.110mb.com/Home%20Page/Astronomy%20...ion/FCO-lighting.htm

Phil.

PS - You'll also find some useful stuff on good lighting design on the Phillip's (no relation) website.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 5 months ago #52850 by albertw
Replied by albertw on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting
Brilliant! Thanks Phil

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 5 months ago #52854 by DeirdreKelleghan
Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic post
Well I think the lighting on Bray Sea Front is good, as it is sent downwards by its design,to the walking area and not skywards.
No photo as yet but I could take one tomorrow and post it here.

I noticed similiar lighting up in Carlingford Co Louth, again on the seafront perhaps someone live near there and would take a photo?

Deirdre Kelleghan
Irish Astronomical Society

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

12 years 5 months ago #52881 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Looking for examples of good lighting

So eh... did anyone ever manage to get a high res picture of good moroway lighting? I could really do with an image for an article if anyone has one!


Al,
I'll try and remember to take a shot of the N4 at Tyrrellspass some night for you. It uses FCO lighting. The only drawback to help the argument of LP is that the light poles are very high, so from the surrounding lands, you're at or below the level of the light hood! Still, from a decent distance (approx 1.5 to 2 mile) you don't notice any LP on a really transparent night.

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.146 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum