Multiple Street Lighting Systems

SKU: TDMSL00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach the basic principles of operation and maintenance of a multiple street lighting system. The course presents the fundamental theory of operation and identifies the equipment typically found in a multiple street lighting system. Approaches to detecting and correcting common problems are also shown. At the conclusion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of how multiple street lighting systems work, what equipment they use, and how they are controlled. Participants should be able to detect and correct common problems in a multiple street lighting system.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Theory of Operation
  • Identify the two basic electrical circuit configurations for street lighting systems and describe the operation of each.
  • Identify the basic components of a typical multiple street lighting system and describe the function of each.
  • Lamps
  • Describe the characteristics of an incandescent lamp and explain how it operates.
  • Identify common types of gaseous discharge lamps and describe how each operates.
  • Ballast Transformations
  • State the function of a ballast transformer and describe its principle of operation.
  • Using wiring diagrams, explain how a ballast transformer may be connected to a multiple street lighting circuit.
  • State the function of a self-contained luminaire and describe two general types of luminaires.
  • Control Devices
  • Describe the operation of a basic relay.
  • Identify two types of photocells and explain how each type operates in a multiple street lighting system.
  • Describe one way in which a street lighting system may be controlled from the primary side of a distribution transformer.
  • Circuit Layout
  • Using a wiring diagram, describe how the components of a multiple street lighting system can be connected.
  • Given a circuit or circuits on a wiring diagram, identify the source, path, load, and control.
  • Troubleshooting Multiple Street Lighting Circuits
  • Describe general steps that can be used to troubleshoot problems in multiple street lighting circuits.
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