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Tunnel experts gather to assess standards and innovation

Road tunnel lighting experts are set to gather in Barcelona in October for a special conference on balancing standards and innovation in the sector.

With both lighting and controls technology changing fast in comparison to the design-to-completion period of the average road tunnel project, there is an increased onus on the supply chain to share global best practice and ensure innovation and standards work hand in hand in delivering optimal projects.

The conference – organised by Lux in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona authority – will also focus on key topics such as specifications and design for LED retrofits, system compatibility and longevity, central management and monitoring systems, driver visual needs and fatigue and the impact of LED headlights.

It will bring together the best experts in the field – including Professor Axel Stockmar, Hans Huijben and John Rands – to explore the technologies and the applications. It will also look in depth at some key recent projects from around the world including the 55 tunnels on the Durango-Mazatlan Highway in Mexico and the radical, dynamic lighting at the Hondsrug Tunnel in the Netherlands.

– The Road Tunnel Lighting Conference is a not-to-missed event for those who are responsible for the operation, design or construction of road tunnels. Best of all, it’s  free for qualifying delegates – simply register your interest and view the full programme at