The objective of this study is to develop fuzzy logic based traffic junction light simulator system for design and smart traffic junction light controller purposes and also to observe its performance. Traffic junction simulator hardware is developed to overcome difficulties of working in a real environment and to easily test the performance of the controller. By using the traffic light simulator developed in this study, results of constant duration (conventional) traffic light controller and fuzzy logic based traffic light controller are compared where the vehicle inputs are supplied by the simulator. Statistical experimental results obtained from the implemented simulator show that the fuzzy logic traffic light controller dramatically reduced the waiting time at red lights since the controller adapts itself according to traffic density. It is obvious that the intelligent light controller is going to provide important advantages in terms of economics and environment. (C) 2009 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.