Roadway and Outdoor Lighting Applications

Recorded February 18, 2021

Discover the latest findings on the application of lighting on roadway and outdoor lighting. Consideration of safety, user-health impact, environmental impacts, energy usage and public perception will all be considered. Trade-offs between these sometimes competing considerations will be discussed.

SPEAKER: Ronald Gibbons, PhD, Virginia Tech
Ron GIbbonsWe are pleased to bring Ron Gibbons Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Based Safety Systems (CIBSS) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). He is the Institute’s lead lighting research scientist. He is currently the PI on projects investigating the impact of outdoor lighting on human health, the Spectral Effects of new light sources on roadways, the visibility of police vehicles and is the subject matter lead for the FHWA office Safety IDIQ contract. Dr. Gibbons is also an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. Gibbons is the author of over 80 published papers on roadway lighting, photometry, and target visibility. He is a past Director of Division 4 of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.