Residential street lighting must take into account the needs of the different users: drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Residential lighting must also create a sense of security - it is important that these users feel safe in their environment at night.
A pedestrian crossing must be lit so that approaching drivers can clearly see pedestrians crossing a road. A visible contrast must be created while providing visual comfort for motorists and pedestrians to help share the public space in a safer manner.
Illuminating monuments highlights heritage, creates ambiance, reinforces pride and identity in a town or city. The light however must be controlled to avoid any potential problems of glare for pedestrians or drivers moving around.