RECOMMENDED PRACTICE: LIGHTING AIRPORT OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
The purpose of this Recommended Practice is to provide recommendations for three airport-related applications:
• For airside applications: Provide for adequately lighted areas where parked aircraft are safely serviced, where aircraft crew and passengers safely board and deplane, and where cargo operations are conducted.
• For landside applications: Provide for adequately lighted departure and arrival areas, walkways to the terminal, secure staffed access points, and vehicle transaction areas for safety and security of pedestrians and vehicles.
• For adjacent development applications: Provide guidance for lighting in the vicinity of the airport (including areas outside the airport property line), while also taking into account the special needs of the airport environment, such as height restrictions and potential light interference with air traffic controller and/or pilot vision
ANSI/IES RP-37-20 does not provide guidance for aeronautical ground lighting systems, such as runway, taxiway and approach lighting, and is not intended to be used for lighting designs for heliports (refer to Annex E - Glossary). Nor does it provide recommendations for roads or parking facilities; these are covered in ANSI/IES RP-8-18, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting.1
Additional information pertaining to lighting outdoor environments may be found in ANSI/IES LP-2-20, Lighting Practice: Designing Quality Lighting for People in Outdoor Environments, in ANSI/IES LP-10-20, Lighting Practice: Sustainable Lighting - An Introduction to the Environmental Impacts of Lighting, and in ANSI/IES LP-11-20, Lighting Practice: Environmental Considerations for Outdoor Lighting (see Foreword).