The IES supports research projects that are directed to advance lighting knowledge in the areas of light and visual processes, light and human health, lighting quality, and the integration of lighting in the holistic built environment. Programs targeted toward funding research efforts in these areas are being formulated now, with the additional criteria that such research be done in collaboration with co-funders and that the knowledge gained will advance the understanding of lighting and IES Standards.

    Parking Lot Lighting Research Project

  • Collaborating Funder: Southern California Edison, California
  • Principal Investigator: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Objectives: To determine appropriate lighting design criteria for the design of lighting systems in parking lots and parking garages, and to further evaluate how various lighting levels effect visual impacts on performing tasks aligned with that criteria.