The rail environment demands flexibility to optimise lighting control and achieve significant energy savings. Controls are required to detect movement, daylight contribution, variations in tasks performed, and calendar/clock scheduling among others. The aim of any controls system should be to provide maximum utilization savings while providing minimum interruption to worker and customer productivity and ensuring safety
Undertaking a lighting project for any rail application raises a number of challenges that have to be overcome. These include ensuring that the range of luminaires utilised are able to provide the desired lumen performance required in are as such as platforms, tunnels, train care facilities, public areas(such as ticket offices, escalators etc), train line, external access points (car parks, pathways etc) and staff working areas. It all leads to ensuring that the complete ‘light solution’ illuminates the required area effectively and is mindful of light spill.