Station Forecourt

The station approach is the passenger’s first experience, so lighting should be designed for amenity and safety. In addition, good illumination provides a welcoming ambiance with clear visual cues to the whereabouts of thoroughfares and facilities.

Recommended Products

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Recommended Products For Station Forecourt (Transport)

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IWAY PARKALUX ZELOS WALL MAX TERMINUS WALL STROMMA TUSCAN WALL

IWAY

IWAY

Stylish family of luminaires from iGuzzini, one of our sister companies in the Fagerhult Lighting Group.

by iGuzzini

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PARKALUX

Parkalux Angled Versatile vandal and weather resistant linear fitting

Versatile vandal and weather resistant linear fitting.

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ZELOS WALL MAX

Zelos Wall Max Elegant and versatile bulkhead for high wall mounted perimeter applications

Elegant and versatile bulkhead for high wall mounted perimeter applications.

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TERMINUS WALL

Terminus Wall Decorative cylindrical fitting for wall mounted applications

Robust, elegant fitting with an option for upward and downward light projection.

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STROMMA

Stromma Robust vandal and weather-resistant IP65 rated modular lighting system

Stromma Robust vandal and weather-resistant IP65 rated modular lighting system Robust vandal and weather-resistant IP65 rated modular lighting system offering continuous linear illumination.

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TUSCAN WALL

Terminus Wall Decorative cylindrical fitting for wall mounted applications

Decorative cylindrical fitting for wall mounted applications.

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Best Practice Advice

Illuminance Levels

Signage must be properly illuminated and clearly visible. The perceived brightness of the approach should be carefully considered. The illuminance levels should be selected to balance with the ambient illuminance that exists in the vicinity.

The Station Location

“Welcoming” lighting that may be suitable for a rural station, which should in itself be carefully considered to control potential issues with light pollution, may need to be increased markedly for brightly lit urban environments.


Ingress Protection

The local weather conditions should be carefully considered for externally installed lighting. High ingress protection ratings are essential and corrosion resistant paint should be applied to luminaires where relevant.

Technical Support

Different standards may be referenced dependent on the precise nature of the station approach. This includes 1) BS EN 12464-1:2011 for covered areas 2) BS EN 12464-2:2014 for general outdoor areas including car park spaces and 3) BS 5489-1 Code of Practice for the Design of Road Lighting Part 1: Lighting of Roads and Public Amenity Areas.

Codes of practice will generally specify values of horizontal illuminance. It should be noted that light on horizontal planes is a poor predictor of the impression of brightness perceived by users of the area.

Careful and controlled lighting of the vertical façade can dramatically increase the perception that the space is brightly lit and welcoming, far beyond what horizontal illuminance alone can deliver. It should also be noted that when lighting “on” a vertical surface, a luminaire mounted on that surface can give dramatically different results to lighting “onto” a surface from a remote source. This should be carefully considered when creating a lighting design.

For further lighting advice speak to our technical sales team on 020 8254 2022 or e-mail technicalsales@designplan.co.uk

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.

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Why Choose Designplan?

Capacity

  • Good lighting helps create a beacon effect.
  • Helps with wayfinding.
  • Can reduce the effect of bottlenecks.
  • Speeds throughput of passengers.

Carbon

  • Light levels chosen to suit locality, reduce energy consumption.
  • Maximum efficiency luminaires.
  • Running hours and output reduced by using controls.

Customer

  • Bright and welcoming appearance.
  • Signage clearly highlighted.
  • Location of access routes and facilities emphasised.
  • Improved accessibility.

Cost

  • Low energy luminaires reduce ongoing costs.
  • Robust luminaires resist damage, minimising intervention.
  • Cleaning requirements minimised.

Transport Projects

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