LED Streetlights – Best Practices in Energy Efficiency, Technology, and Deployment

LED Streetlights - Best Practices in Energy Efficiency, Technology, and Deployment

January 21-22, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

Deploying LED Streetlighting has become a very complicated process, involving many considerations and different players to effectively execute. In order to properly assess the value LED Streetlighting can offer, a utility, city, or operator must understand its benefits such as; energy savings, maintenance, longer life, and performance. Additionally, there are many questions at play: does the investment qualify for rebates or other government funded incentives? Will LEDs be compatible with my system? Is there a downside to LEDs and how do I plan for it? Are there any Codes and Standards that I will have to deal with? What about community acceptance? What color of light should I use? Will I have to add or move poles?

This course provides an overview of the current LED streetlighting technology, standards, and best practices.  The course will explain an in-depth methodology to understanding the advantages and disadvantages of LEDs, as well as the costs involved and deployment strategies. If you are interested in the capabilities and return on investment of LED streetlights, as an owner, operator, or investor, this is the course for you!

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the benefits of streetlighting
  • Review the fundamentals of effective LED streetlighting
  • Review and discuss when to light guidance (Warranting)
  • Review and Discuss necessary standards and specifications
  • Identify issues to be resolved
  • Review streetlighting design elements
  • Review a system upgrade case study



EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course.

Instructional Methods 

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used. 

Who Should Attend?

Engineering consultants, State D.O.T. engineers, Municipal engineers, Public works directors and superintendents, Lighting designers, architects, Electric utility engineers, Lighting manufacturers and suppliers, Others involved in design, operation, and maintenance of streetlighting, lighting Engineers, Engineering Managers and Corporate Managers involved in or who are interested in learning about LED Streetlighting.


Thursday, January 21, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Introduction to LEDs and Basics, Drivers

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Commercial interests
  • Community pride

Light Sources for Roadway Lighting

  • High intensity discharge lamps
  • LED lighting
  • Induction lighting
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI)
  • Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)
  • Scotopic/Photopic ratio (S/P)

9:30 –10:00 a.m. :: Part 2: Streetlighting Warrants Guidance (When to Light)

  • AASHTO (State Highway Officials)
  • Federal Highway Administration

10:00 – 11:45 a.m. :: Part 3: SPDs, FCC, & Certifications

  • Description of components, science, and equipment assembly
  • Luminaires

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Q&A

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Part 4: Standards: RP-8-18, LM-79, LM-80, & TM-21

  • Why we need standards?
  • What do they cover (and what do they not?)

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. :: Q&A

2:00 – 2:30 pm :: Part 5: Color Metrics and CCT, Which Color to Use

  • Objective metrics (Physiological effects)
  • Subjective metrics (Psychological effects)

2:30 – 4:00 pm :: Part 6: Installation Considerations                         

Planning and pitfalls

Evaluating Street Lighting for Energy Efficiency

  • Energy analysis approaches
  • Comparing LED & HID lighting systems
  • Retrofitting existing systems

Translating Design to Practice: How the Real World Gets in the Way

  • Applying theoretical spacing to plans
  • Intersection adjustments
  • Utility considerations
  • Trees and landscape coordination
  • Specification and construction issues

Utility Strategies for Deployment

  • LED recommendations
  • Ratemaking
  • Scaling recommendations
  • Smart technologies

Storm Restoration & Disaster Relief

  • Deploying LED streetlights in Florida
  • Operations and maintenance

Part 7: Streetlighting Design Basics

  • Crash course in crash avoidance
    • Define
    • Delegate
    • Design

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Introduction to ANSI/IES RP-08-14

  • Recommended practice for roadway lighting
  • Roadway classifications
  • Luminaire, design criteria, design considerations
  • Lighting for pedestrian activity
  • Limiting light trespass and skyglow

Friday, January 22, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Part 8: System Upgrade Case Study

  • The importance of the point man
  • Design, spec., RFP
  • Audits
  • Inventory reconciliation
  • Claiming your credits and rebates

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Part 9: Protecting the Investment

  • Power quality considerations

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Part 10: LED Luminaire Specifications and Selection

  • Building on the DOE Consortium Model Spec.
  • Must haves and preferred features

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Q&A

11:00 -11:30 a.m. :: Part 11: Streetlighting Controls 

  • The DALI Edge in Networked Streetlighting Controls
  • Non-networking
  • Networking
    • Protocols
    • Communication options
    • Self-hosted vs. Vendor hosted
  • The wish list

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Part 12: LED Hot Topics Discussion & Wrap-up

  • Maintenance
  • Dimming
  • Warranty
  • Discussion


Rick Kauffman, Principal, Kauffman Consulting LLC.

Rick Kauffman is the principal of Kauffman Consulting LLC, Buford, Georgia. Kauffman worked in product design and product application for lighting manufacturers for 25 years and in 2010 founded a firm to provide assistance to municipalities and utilities in selection and upgrade of LED streetlighting. He has contributed to and received over two dozen patents and has served on numerous IESNA, NEMA and ANSI committees related to lighting. Kauffman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Memphis and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Martha Caneja, Sr. Manager for Business Operations, Florida Power & Light, Co.

Martha has been part of FPL for over 26 years where she’s worked in different disciplines under Customer Service’s Field Services, Account Management, Revenue Protection, and Power Delivery’s Field Operations, Reliability, Cost & Performance, Lighting Restoration and most recently overseeing the LED Engineering and Construction business, including billings and rates.

Kevin Luteran, Smart Streetlighting NY Manager, New York Power Authority

Kevin is responsible for overseeing the program and achieving the goal of converting 500,000 street lights to LED technology by 2025. To enhance the street light program Kevin has developed a new service to leverage the existing street light infrastructure to incorporate Smart City technology. He is also
created a street light maintenance service to ensure street lights remain operational long after the conversion for municipalities that convert their street lights through the NYPA. Before his role as Program Manager, Kevin was the Energy Manager for the City of Albany, He managed the implementation of the Albany Energy Plan which outlines 27 sustainability initiatives for the City to pursue to reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20% by 2020. In addition, Kevin advised the City regarding energy programs and policies to ensure a sustainable future for Albany. During his time with the City Kevin actively participated in the Utility Tariff proceeding to advocate for municipalities to purchase their street light systems from utilities by defining a fair evaluation of street light sales. Kevin also worked in performance contracting conducting the measurement and verification of guaranteed energy savings. He holds the following certification: Engineer in Training, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional, Kevin earned a degree in Energy Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

Kevin Fitzmaurice, Lighting Specialist, Georgia Power

Kevin Fitzmaurice is the Lighting Specialist for Georgia Power and currently serves as Southern Company’s Lead Product Engineer for all outdoor lighting products. He has more than 32 years of lighting and energy related experience, including extensive knowledge of illuminating engineering and outdoor lighting products. Fitzmaurice earned degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Science. He currently serves as Chair of the ANSI C136 standards committee for roadway and area lighting products and is a member of several other ANSI standards committees. Fitzmaurice is also a long time active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.



LED Streetlights - Best Practices in Energy Efficiency, Technology, and Deployment

January 21-22, 2021 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Buy 4 in-person seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth in-person attendee is free!

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