Subway and Underpass Lighting

Subways and underpasses can often be associated with “a fear of crime”. Good lighting can help alleviate feelings of uncertainty when using such
enclosed spaces.

It is particularly important that subways and underpasses are well lit and feel appropriately bright, with a managed transition of illuminance from adjacent areas. Where restricted lines of sight exist, the lighting should be designed to help eliminate any dark spaces.

Subway and underpass lighting may well be on 24 hour operation and could also be subject to unwelcome attention in the form of vandalism. Good lighting inspires confidence and helps discourage criminal behaviour.

It is therefore particularly important that lighting is especially robust and requires little in the way of maintenance.

Robust and low maintenance

Our subway and underpass lights have high IK ratings, ingress protection and require little maintenance.

Robust and durable luminaires are essential

Cost

Controls

Carbon

BS 5489-1:2013 specifies 350 lux during the day, with controls to allow 100 lux at night. These lighting levels take account of the different transition requirements at day or night whilst providing the light levels required to ensure feelings of safety and security.

Vertical illuminance must also be considered to ensure good facial recognition and help the effectiveness of CCTV recordings.

Lighting vertically onto surfaces can also help spaces feel less oppressive and more welcoming.

Subways and Underpass Typical Application

Ik

16

IP

65
The number one luminaire for underpass lighting, designed to resist extreme physical attack.

Ik

16

IP

65
Versatile lighting for urban and transport applications.

Ik

14

IP

65
Vandal and weather resistant fitting for building perimeters.

Ik

14

IP

65
Reinforced fitting for surface ceiling mounting.

Ik

14

IP

65
Robust vandal and weather-resistant IP65 rated modular lighting system offering continuous linear illumination.
6 TUSCAN CLASS II

Ik

16

IP

65
The marketing leading weather resistant fitting.
7 TUSCAN TRUNKING

Ik

IP

Versatile trunking system, with a variety of options available, to provide safe illumination of corridors, walkways and landings.

For further lighting advice speak to our technical sales team on 02082542022 or e-mail technicalsales@designplan.co.uk

Our community and public lighting luminaires are robustly constructed, reliable, simple to install and easy to maintain.