New trends in safety and illumination (From Rock To Road Oct 2015)
Roadway construction zones are dangerous by their nature. Add in the element of night and suddenly the traditional hazards of roadway work zones are joined with low visibility and a higher rate of impaired or distracted drivers.
As more projects are scheduled for night to alleviate motorist congestion, especially in urban areas or highly traveled roadways, contractors have to plan more illumination to reduce the hazards and increase overall safety of their work zones.
With the rise of Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, increased mobile equipment lighting and the recognition of glare, contractors should be informed of the changes and trends in the industry to make the right decisions on their future lighting purchases.