City of South Salt Lake Lighting Master Plan

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Master Planning & Smart Cities


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City of South Salt Lake

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In Progress

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South Salt Lake, UT

Planning for growth in South Salt Lake

The City of South Salt Lake is experiencing change and growth with new development and improvements in public roads, transit, and public spaces. Recent master plans in the Downtown, Streetcar, Creative Industry Zone, Riverfront, and Granite High areas set the framework for urban redevelopment that will attract new business opportunities and establish South Salt Lake as a destination. Street lighting and outdoor public spaces lighting have a considerable influence on the public perception of the City during both day and night. The street and pedestrian light's daytime appearance reinforces the design aesthetic and character of the neighborhood. At night, light is the essential medium for visual experience of the City. When designed with purpose and clear intent, lighting enhances the aesthetic character of the City as well as improves visibility, visual comfort, way finding, public safety. and security. When poorly designed, lighting can create adverse effects, such as glare, light trespass, and light pollution resulting in negative public opinion.

This Street Lighting Master Plan provides an actionable three section plan to improve street and public realm lighting throughout the City of South Salt Lake.

• Section 1: Existing Lighting Conditions

• Section 2: Lighting Design Best Practices and Guidelines

• Section 3: Lighting Design Process

The Street Lighting Master Plan refers to roadway lighting design guidelines issued by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) was founded in 1906 and strives to improve the lighted environment by publishing recommended practices to guide lighting designers, architects, engineers, sales professionals, and researchers.

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Smart Cities


Electrical Engineering


Clanton & Associates has developed street and pedestrian lighting master plans, lighting criteria, tours, pilot demonstrations, surveys, lighting measurements, and lighting research projects. Our extensive experience in creating street lighting master plans and guidelines for cities, assists our clients in making informed decisions regarding street lighting design to plan for the future of smart cities.