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Light & Engineering 26 (2)

Light & Engineering 26 (2)

Volume 26
Date of publication 07/01/2018
Pages 110-121


Road Classification Based Energy Efficient Design and its Validation for Indian Roads . L&E 26 (2) 2018
Articles authors:
Suddhasatwa Chakraborty, Pritha Barua, Soumendu Bhattacharjee, Saswati Mazumdar

Suddhasatwa Chakraborty, Ph. D. Presently he is the Assistant Professor and the in-charge of Illumination Engineering laboratory of Electrical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University. Apart from schedule academics, he is deeply involved in different research projects. His research area mainly encapsulates street lighting, human centric lighting, and human factors in lighting

Graduated in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2015. At present, pursuing Masters in Illumination Engineering from Jadavpur University

Graduated in Electrical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology in 2014. At present, he is a Master Degree student of 2nd year in Illumination Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department from Jadavpur University

Saswati Mazumdar, Ph. D, Professor.of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata, India. She has 36 years of experience in Lighting Research and Teaching. Developed a modernized Illumination Engineering laboratory in Electrical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University. Have founded two Masters’ Courses on Illumination Engineering (Daytime) and Illumination Technology & Design (Evening) in JU. Executed many R&D and Consultancy Projects on Illumination and allied fields

Road lighting consumes a significant portion of global electricity. A good road lighting design ensures the fulfilment of visual requirements with optimized design. The initial step for a good road lighting design is to identify the exact lighting class of the concerned road. The existing Indian Road lighting Standard IS: 1944, 1970 is not so well defined with respect to the modern Indian roads. It demands a specific model for classifying any Indian road. This paper focuses towards the validation of a proposed model, which is a modified mathematical model as recommended by CIE: 115, 2010 for classifying the exact lighting category of the Indian roads. This paper also highlights the scope of energy saving by changing the design according to the changed lighting class during different traffic hours in night. Some innovative design is also proposed for a new road based on the proposed classification methodology.
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