This is the third edition of CSA C653, Photometric performance of roadway lighting luminaires. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 1994 and 1992 under the title Performance Standard for Roadway Lighting Luminaires.
This Standard specifies photometric performance requirements for cobra-head-style luminaires that are used for roadway lighting applications and that use 70 to 400 W high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps. Note: Future editions of this Standard might include other light sources such as metal halide and LED lamps.
This Standard is based on (a) average luminance, luminance uniformity ratio, and veiling luminance ratio as defined in ANSI/IESNA RP-8; (b) rated lamp watts; and (c) rated lamp lumens.
This Standard applies only to clear lamps.
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The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.