LED Rail Lighting - Key Products

For today’s high energy cost market place, rail and rolling stock lighting approved to Category 1A is paramount in the specification for both new and replacement projects. McGeoch has developed a highly cost effective, environmentally friendly, range of specialist LED lights for the rail industry. Adding style and aesthetic influences to a lighting system with LED technology is never straightforward. Attention to colour, glare, thermal management, longevity, electronic drive, EMC and IP all need to be considered carefully. The new McGeoch Rail Industry LED range has been designed with all these considerations in mind and now provides an aesthetically pleasing yet robust and compliant lighting solution. Light measurements are taken throughout the design phase ensuring that the end user is assured the criteria and group standards are met. McGeoch is now able to provide a fluorescent lighting replacement solution based upon LED technology. Although this technology is already common for the replacement of such items as halogen down lights, indicator bulbs, illuminated signs, traffic lights and portable lighting, the use of LED technology for mainstream interior illumination of railway carriages has not been achieved until recently.
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Key Features Pay Back is possible within 3 years Energy efficient rail lighting (less power, less heat, equivalent light output) to fluorescent Consistent ‘warm’ light temperature Fewer components – one integrated module, no voltage inversion ‘Ballast’ unit, more reliable due to less components. Service life is not affected by switching cycles (as with fluorescents) - operating hours = 100,000 1 Much improved crashworthiness rating – robust AV/ST9001 based design 2 Improved safety interiors - no glass or other hazardous materials within the design Disposal cost reduction - no hazardous waste products over service life Lower routine maintenance cost benefit plus nil diffuser cleaning costs (with the right luminaire design) Improved luminaire trough sealing arrangement. IP 5X Fit and forget – in excess of 100,000 hours maintenance free 2 service life Option for a built-in (self contained and independent) automatic emergency lighting system on failure of power Much improved emergency lighting duration provision - low power consumption 1 1 Maintenance free service life is the operational lifetime before the light level falls to below 70% of its original design output and applies to non-emergency units only. Emergency equipped light units will require an in-situ battery change at 5 years but otherwise offer an identical maintenance free service life. 2 Design complies with all hazardous and harsh environmental requirements. Approvals During development, Specialist Approval and Certification houses were engaged for approvals and testing guidance to ensure all necessary applicable standards were achieved. These include ... Design and Manufacturing Compliance Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety Operating voltage range Clearances and creepage distances Earth bonding Lighting levels Dielectric testing Warning signs and labels Type Testing Shock Vibration Ingress protection Damp heat Dry heat Low temperature EMC Fire and smoke McGeoch has the unrivalled advantage of being able to offer a complete lighting solution to meet the demanding requirements of the rail industry Whilst being fully cost aware, McGeoch only offers quality LED Lighting Systems. Projects are approached from the ground up with an on-site visit to accurately measure the fluorescent light output. McGeoch then utilises its Research & Development Centre to replicate and enhance the amount and quality of light using the latest LED technology. The light engines used by McGeoch are of the highest quality and are exclusive to the company’s products. Energy & Other Specifications Data LED lighting solution offers significant energy saving over current fluorescent solution. 1 Standards identified through industry consultation. 2 Energy options are available which offer flexibility of light output against energy saving from 20% to over 50%.
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