Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to conduct research project in Phase I of VTCRC

Jul 8, 2019 -

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The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will be installing LED luminaires on light poles in the following parking lots listed below beginning Monday, July 8, 2019.

  • 1715 Pratt Drive
  • 1700 Kraft Drive
  • 1750 Kraft Drive
  • 2000 Kraft Drive
  • ILSB (1981 Kraft Drive)

Once installed, the lighting research study will be conducted over the course of the next two years. VTTI will send out from time-to-time, notices, updates, surveys to obtain your feedback via the VTCRC Administrative Office. Your feedback will be important for this study, so please consider participating.

Should you have questions about the study, please contact:

  1. Charlotte Lowdermilk: clowdermilk@vtti.vt.edu
  2. Ron Gibbons: rgibbons@vtti.vt.edu

About: NGLS Outdoor 2019 Summary

The US DOE Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition was created to recognize and promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires. The program has changed its name to Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Evaluations and has refined its focus to complete and connected LED lighting systems, not just luminaires.

NGLS now evaluates today’s connected lighting systems in real-world installations, in order to identify challenges in installation and operation, reveal needed product improvements, and articulate principles and best practices that will enable systems to meet energy savings and performance expectations.

The 2019 NGLS Outdoor Evaluations will be conducted at the Virginia Tech Smart Outdoor Lighting Lab (VTSOLL), in the Corporate Research Center at Virginia Tech. The lighting systems in select parking will be converted to Solid State and will be managed using control systems and motion sensors.

The outdoor evaluations will consider ease of installation and commissioning, system performance, luminaire performance, and ongoing user input. The evaluation panels will include experts who install, commission, design, specify, evaluate, research, and write about commercial SSL connected lighting systems.

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