Implementation in the Design Process:
During the design process, define zones that require high, medium, and low levels of lighting based on safety, security, and environmental concerns. Take into consideration existing nighttime ambient lighting levels. Develop coverage patterns of lighting and design of light fixtures in relation to the scale of the development and the need for light or safety. Focus on enhancing way-finding, increasing safety, and minimizing glare and light trespass. At site periphery, increase wayfinding and minimize light trespass.
In the construction documents and construction administration and buyout of the project, develop site lighting that adds and directs light only where it is required, is efficient in its use of energy, maximizes safety, and minimizes light trespass.
During construction, monitor submittals for compliance with plans and details and make bidders aware that plans are diagrammatic and that adjustments will need to be made when installing lighting. When installed, ensure that lighting is installed upright and plumb with correct luminaires, bulbs, and attachments. Remedy pattern and color rendition if needed.
During occupancy, monitor and maintain vegetation around lighting to keep it from obscuring light coverage pattern, and clean or replace light lenses at regular intervals.