Road lighting is a significant asset for all road authorities. To assist lighting asset owners, design consultants and suppliers capture the maximum benefits from newer lighting technologies, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has developed the M30 Specification and guidelines for road lighting design.
Waka Kotahi considers that light emitting diode (LED) lighting is now proven and technically mature. Investment in LED road lighting luminaires and associated equipment is low risk. Care is nevertheless needed when purchasing LED lighting equipment to ensure that it is of suitable quality and performance that meets the requirements of AS/NZS1158 and international best practice.