Multiple Street Lighting Systems - Instant Video
This 59-minute video explains how multiple street lighting systems are designed, operated, and maintained. It describes their circuits and basic components: incandescent lamps, gas discharge lamps, ballast transformers, control devices, and luminaries.
Theory of Operation – 11 minute
Describes parallel and series circuits, using Ohm‘s Law to explain the operation of variations of each type circuit. Introduces the basic components of multiple street lighting systems and how they are controlled.
Lamps – 8 minutes
Describes two basic types of lamps: incandescent and gaseous discharge lamps (mercury vapor, sodium vapor). Shows examples of each type and shows how it works.
Ballast Transformers - 9 minutes
Explains how ballast transformers operate in multiple street lighting systems. Demonstrates how they vary the voltage and current during the turn-on of mercury vapor and high-pressure sodium vapor lamps. Shows how lighting system components are packaged in luminaires.
Describes how a basic relay works. Covers special relays used in street lighting systems. Describes photocells and demonstrates how they operate.
Circuit Layout – 8 minutes
Explains how the several components operate together in a multiple street lighting system. In one circuit, the photocell operates a switch on the primary side of the distribution transformer, In another circuit, the photocell controls a switch on the secondary side of the transformer.
Troubleshooting – 12 minutes
Describes troubleshooting techniques for common problems that can occur in multiple street lighting systems. Solves two typical field problems using the techniques recommended.