Floodlighting must be positioned and/or configured so as not to be an unacceptable distraction to road users.

The following should also be taken into account:

  • Do the lights have to be on all night? For example, over advertising hoardings, the exterior of buildings or on empty car parks
  • Only the right amount of light is provided for the task
  • The lights are set correctly so they only illuminate the surface intended
  • The angle of the main beam is below 70 degrees to reduced the effects of glare
  • The equipment does not spread light above the horizontal

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