Contact: Curt Speaker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State has had a comprehensive lighting program at University Park for the past 12 years with a pro-active approach through a coordinated effort by many University units. Many lighting improvments and enhancements have been done during that time. Lighting is not a deterrent to crime; crimes happen in the daylight. We illuminate so that individuals can "see" what is approaching them. The program goals are to keep lights on during evening hours; to have a process in place to ensure that this is done; to identify and correct areas needing lighting enhancements; and to respond to repairs promptly.
- Map of Recently Completed and Planned Lighting Enhancements (as of 2/2/12)
- Lighting FAQ
- To report areas where a lighting evaluation may be needed, send an email to: email@example.com or contact Environmental Health and Safety at (814) 865-6391and we will evaluate the area and report back our findings.
- To report external lights out at a residence hall or dining commons, call (814) 863-3549 during normal working hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To report external lights out on campus, such as a walkway, parking lot or street lights out, contact the OPP Work Control Center at (814) 865-4731. This phone number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When reporting a light or lights out, please provide the Work Control Center with the identification number of the light (a series of numbers and letters found on a white rectangle on the light pole) and the general location of the light (i.e., in front of the HUB).
Components of the Lighting Program:
- Semi-Annual surveys of campus (fall and spring) to identify areas of concern and to evaluate impacts of light distribution, shadowing, visibility, vegetation and adjacent structures and objects. Evaluations also conducted upon request throughout the year. Input is requested from University Police, OPP, EHS, University Safety Council, Housing, and UPUA.
- Ongoing identification and reporting of lights out through University Police, Office of Physical Plant, Resident Hall Security Units, EHS.
- Prompt response to needed repairs by Physical Plant and Housing staff, with a target to repair single lights within 24 hours; repair series of lights out as soon as possible.
- Integration of lighting needs into the University Lighting Master Plan and building construction projects.
The following units help to coordinate the efforts of the PSU Lighting program: