Lighting for: Pedestrians

8th-9th September 2020: The University of Sheffield, UK

The aim of this meeting is to reach consensus on recommended design criteria when lighting for pedestrians in residential roads. The key questions include:

  • What should be the basis of design recommendations?
  • Which metrics should be used in these recommendations?
  • How many classes of lighting are required and how should they be discriminated?
  • Do we have sufficient credible data?


To promote constructive discussion, attendees have been carefully invited so that we are able to address a range of issues:

Laboratory and field studies of pedestrian visual tasks:
John Bullough, Maria Johansson
Measuring reassurance:
Antal Haans
Being seen by drivers:
Ron Gibbons
Pedestrian conspicuity to drivers:
Joanne Wood
Pedestrian flows and RTCs:
Jim Uttley
Application / design criteria authorship:
Naomi Miller, Wout van Bommel
Light pollution:
Annika Jägerbrand
Broader issues of road lighting:
Stephan Voelker



Day 1:
Present recent work on lighting for pedestrians – experimental results; strategies; evidence for national standards; etc
Day 2:
Discussion: can we define optimal lighting criteria based on current state of knowledge?

This will be followed by a day for presentations by PhD students, supported by CIE-UK. PhD students investigating any issue associated with lighting are invited – colour, vision, glare, daylight ….

Further information: please contact Steve Fotios at