WIT Press


LARGE-SIZED DIGITAL BILLBOARDS HAZARD



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V7-N4-367-380

Volume

Volume 7 (2012), Issue 4

Pages

13

Page Range

367 - 380

Author(s)

K. DOMKE, K. WANDACHOWICZ, M. ZALESIŃSKA, S. MROCZKOWSKA & P. SKRZYPCZAK

Abstract

Various kinds of media are used for outdoor advertising purposes. One such medium comprises large electronic billboards with light-emitting diodes (LED) as the source of light. Such novel advertising devices’ photometric parameters are different than in the media used so far and consequently impact road traffic participants in a different manner. Digital billboards with electroluminescent diodes are large, have high luminance, and display dynamically changing images. Billboards located near streets are a potential threat to traffic safety. The paper presents requirements for such billboards, the results and analysis of measurements of selected billboards located in Poznań, Poland, as well as conclusions and recommendations for large-sized billboards with LED located in the vicinity of roads and intersections.

Keywords

Digital billboards, light engineering, road safety