General Circulation Spaces

General Circulation Spaces lighting should have good uniformity. Well-designed lighting and leading up to retail or refreshments units, must be warm and welcoming for effective wayfinding and to drive footfall.

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Recommended Products For General Circulation (Transport)




Glare-free high bay fitting with different lumen packages, providing glare good free illumination.

Manufactured by Fagerhult Lighting.

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Terminus Recessed weather and vandal resistant downlighter

Recessed weather and vandal resistant downlighter

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Terminus Surface S12 Cylindrical sealed weather and vandal resistant downlighter

Cylindrical sealed weather and vandal resistant downlighter.

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Flair vandal resistant luminaire

Robust vandal and weather resistant linear fitting for interior or exterior use.

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Clarion G2 S12

S12 specific downlight for interior and exterior applications.

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Duomo vandal resistant luminaire

Stylish and robust circular bulkhead.

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Best Practice Advice

Adjacent Areas

Illumination in directly adjacent areas, such as refreshment kiosks with outside seating, should be taken into account to create comfortable areas to relax and ensure easy transition between spaces.

Take Away Kiosks

In take away kiosks facing directly onto a circulation space, the counter and work area must be well illuminated. This ensures staff can work effectively and that items on display for purchase appears inviting to the customer.

Technical Support

The style of lighting will depend on the type of architecture in general circulation areas. RIS-7702-INS Iss1 Rail Industry Standard for Lighting at Stations refers to EN12464- 1:2011 with concourse / circulation areas requiring 200 lux.

For further lighting advice speak to our technical sales team on 020 8254 2022 or e-mail

Lighting Controls

Using a lighting control system can improve the quality of illumination as well as reduce energy consumption. Control systems allow the use of light in the required place, at the right time and in the optimum quantity. At Designplan we can provide control solutions for traditional switched applications and standalone luminaire operation, through to full networked systems utilising the DALI protocol.

PDF Lighting Guide

Our 40 page lighting guide identifies typical overground rail applications. We examine the benefits of robust construction and lighting controls to reduce your cost of ownership and carbon footprint. To download your copy click on the button below.

Why Choose Designplan?


  • Retrofit LED gear trays ensure 30 year design life, sustainable technology upgrades and low energy consumption.
  • Photometrically efficient lighting should be manufactured from recyclable materials with a short supply chain.
  • Integrated lighting controls will ensure light is directed where and when required.


  • Good lighting promotes feelings of safety and security, catering for varying needs such as visual impairment, physical disability and age.
  • Integrated lighting controls will ensure light is directed where and when required.
  • In covered stairwells cable management systems can integrate various functions and minimise visual clutter.


  • Lighting should highlight the walking surfaces, treads and risers to reduce likely hood of slips and trips.
  • Uniform light distribution will provide visual clarity even when crowded.
  • High ingress protection required for uncovered or partially covered areas.


  • Ongoing operational costs, waste and the consumption of natural resources must be minimised.
  • We have many installations on the rail network which demonstrate the benefits of a ‘whole life cost’ model.

Transport Projects

Other Overground Rail Applications