More and more people depend on public transport and therefore many of the hours of the day we spend in transport areas, either to move to their place of work or to move around leisure matters, to visit friends or family.
But we must not forget those people who develop their work activity in these areas, so a good way to ensure their comfort and efficiency to perform a good service is from lighting. A good way to start is to use the European Standard UNE 12464-I that requires a minimum of lighting that maintains a Chromatic Reproduction Index of Ra 80 or higher. If we take as an example the railways and meters, the recommendation of Ra 80 is the same for waiting rooms and ticket and baggage offices and somewhat lower (Ra 40) on passenger platforms and underpasses. In practice, and with the current tendency to convert large railway stations into shopping and entertainment centers, the application of lighting with Ra 80 Chromatic Reproduction Index is as advisable as in commercial premises or at fairs and exhibitions.
A subway or train station, an airport or a bus station are places of concurrence and in constant motion, thus lighting should facilitate the accessibility, comfort and safety of users and workers both at rush hour and in the moments of least circulation
In all common areas of an airport, from arrival lounges to customs and passport control counters, passing through the air traffic control tower, a Ra 80 is recommended, varying according to the Maintained luminescence zone or Color Temperature. The reasons are obvious: comfort and visual health, ease of location and location of points of interest and security.
For example, if we talk about areas such as underpasses and platforms where we wait for the arrival of our train or subway the lighting can reach a Ra or IRC 40.
In access areas such as the main entrance, the regulations require a minimum level of 150 lux measured at ground level and the lighting will be at least 40 lux higher than the ambient lighting levels, and with a neutral-cold colour temperature to avoid leaving dark or shady spaces.
Stairs and ramps both mechanical and fixed European regulations require a lighting level of at least 150 lux measured on the floor and a colour temperature of 4000K.
In the washbasin or toilet part, all toilets must have emergency lighting devices.
In waiting areas for platforms. The regulation provides that about 15 minutes before the arrival of trains and until 5 minutes after their departure, has a minimum lighting of 20 lux, measured at ground level, with a minimum value of 10 lux.
Solutions we can offer you
- Characteristics of the luminaires. These must be robust and resistant to temperature changes and ensure easy and simple maintenance.
- Continuous lines. Ideal for entrance ceilings and ticket or ticket area.
- The LED tubes replace conventional lighting promoting lower consumption, turn on automatically and above all do not blink.
- The LED strips are ideal for the handrails, columns and edges of the walls that provide a special touch to this type of space that is usually somewhat impersonal.
- Spotlights and projectors. They are suitable to highlight and highlight certain areas, and give personality to the entrance area or waiting rooms.
- Outdoor luminaires and projectors. Outdoor areas need specific outdoor luminaires with an appropriate IP and IK to ensure their resistance to water, dust and possible shocks.
- The presence detectors. the light level is activated when it detects any presence and the lighting level rises to 300 lux but when it does not detect people it dims to a level lower than 150 lux.
- Sensors linked to natural light. In the open entrances, this type of sensors allows to increase or decrease the intensity of the light according to the existing natural light.
- Most used regulation and control systems. These are dimmable luminaires with adjustable ballasts, the Dali protocol, DSI, 0-10V or the DMX.