Feature, Industrial, Transport

Outdoor and industrial lighting: 10 great projects

Not many train stations are this colourful

1    Rainbow Station, Amsterdam Central Station
Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has created a light artwork at Amsterdam Central Station to mark the renovation of the historic station and Unesco’s International Year of Light. Working with astronomers from the University of Leiden, Roosegaarde developed a lens projector that splits light into a spectrum that fits the 45m-wide station roof. The artwork is supported by the Amsterdam fund for the arts, NS, ProRail, Stichting Doen and Studio Roosegaarde.




LEDs replaced metal halide at this US car dealership

2    Pioneer Ford, Georgia, US
Galleon LED area luminaires from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division are improving the lighting performance and energy efficiency at the Pioneer Ford car dealership in Bremen, Georgia. Energy consumption for lighting has been cut by 61 per cent and maintenance problems have been reduced. Sixty-two pole-mounted 1000W metal halide fittings were replaced with 421W Galleon luminaires. The fittings’ AccuLED optics have 16 optical distributions, chosen to highlight the cars’ distinctive features, details and colours – key factors in the buying process.



Lights enhance the atmosphere at this park in Gibraltar

3    Commonwealth Park, Gibraltar
This park was once a car park, and is illuminated by a scheme developed by David Atkinson Lighting Design. The curved King’s Bastion Wall to the north end is uplit by buried fixtures with tilting medium and narrow beam optics. A 4000K LED light source enhances the grey stone. The angular City Wall is lit by surface-mounted narrow optic spots that graze the wall with shafts of light. Two internally lit handrails light the link tunnel between the upper terrace above the city wall and the park.



LED lights have eased maintenance worries at this foundry in the UK

4    Amtek Aluminium Casting, Kidderminster, UK
Amtek has specified EasiLume LED lighting for its 12,000m2 foundry in Kidderminster. More than 600 Nuvola high bay LEDs have been installed at various heights from 12-15m. The fittings are expected to cut the foundry’s electricity bills by about £100,000 ($153,000), but the cost of maintenance must also be considered for high bay projects where the lamps are installed at a height of 15m. So the life of the LED, and its reliability throughout that life, is equally important.





Outdoor lights are helping save energy at this business park

5   North East Business and Innovation Centre, Sunderland, UK
Washington company Glowled has completed a £46,000 ($70,000) project to design and install an energy-efficient floodlighting scheme for this business centre. The centre worked with one of its tenants, Enviro UK, and chose Glowled’s LED floodlights. The annual energy consumption for floodlighting has fallen from 97,232 to 6,642kWh, and should save about £10,000 ($15,000) a year. All the centre’s external light fittings were replaced with more than 80 modular LED floodlights.



Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge has slashed energy bills by 90%

6    Bolte Bridge, Melbourne, Australia
The new LED lights on Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge need just a tenth of the energy of their predecessors. Contractor Transurban approached the ULA Group to design and supply lighting for the bridge’s towers. After several on-site tests, the 42 metal halide luminaires were replaced with 36 LED fittings from Griven. The fittings were installed on newly erected platforms at the base of each column, using a combination of spot and medium optics to achieve even coverage.




LED lights are carefully controlled to keep energy use down at Playmobil’s warehouse

7    Playmobil, Herrieden, Germany
Toy maker Playmobil’s new warehouse is the size of a dozen football fields and is lit by 5,200 continuous linear LED fittings from Trilux. E-Line fittings have an efficacy of 134 lm/W, a 50,000-hour life, and can be dimmed or turned off automatically when they’re not needed. Luminaires with different optics, colour temperatures and lumen packages ensure the right light for narrow aisles between racks, or in the packaging and dispatch areas. Daylight and presence sensors dim or turn off the light when there’s enough daylight, or when no-one is around.



Fluorescent out, LED in at Menzies Distribution

8    Menzies Distribution, Weybridge, UK
SaveMoneyCutCarbon has surveyed, planned and installed energy-saving LED lighting and controls across three warehouses and offices operated by Menzies Distribution in Weybridge, Surrey – replacing fluorescent tubes, panels, 2D lamps and floodlights. As a result, 50 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year have been prevented. The LED retrofit will save more than £12,000 a year and return on investment should be achieved in less than three years.




The LED lights at this bus shelter get all their energy from the sun

9    The Gibraltar Bus Company
Electrical contractor Techtrolec and Zeta Specialist Lighting have devised a solar shelter lighting kit for 56 bus stops across the rock, improving passenger comfort and safety. A vandal-resistant solar panel is attached to the roof of the shelter and harnesses the sun’s energy, charging the built-in batteries that power high-intensity LEDs and illuminate the shelters from dusk till dawn. The system maintains a low level of illumination until a passenger triggers the passive infrared sensors.




LED replaces SON for this UK factory

10    Parker Hannifin, Sussex, UK
SON lamps at the Littlehampton site of Parker Hannifin have been replaced with LEDs. The project covered the factory, car park and warehouse. All 130 fittings were supplied by Energys. Facilities manager Tony Woodward expects the fittings to pay for themselves in less than six months. Spending on energy for lighting is expected to fall by £36,423 ($56,000) a year, but Energys believes this is a conservative estimate. Unlike the previous SON lamps, LED sources can be turned on immediately after a power surge or blackout, improving shop floor safety.