Public Lighting is under scrutiny resulting in a general reduction in lighting levels. Perceived benefits being a reduction in light pollution, CO2 emissions, maintenance requirements, energy consumption and overall running costs. However as road lighting levels reduce a greater reliance is placed on reflective information provided by road markings.
In situations of rain and mist the performance of white lines is severely impeded, surface mounted road lighting, offers a desired alternative delineation
The advantage of wired road surface lighting is that it is independent of your own vehicle’s lighting. A traffic situation can be thoroughly ‘read’ much sooner. The units can be switched on at any given moment and (depending on the situation) can also be dimmed. The lighting is visible from 1000 meters away.Driver anticipation times are improved, leading to less likelihood of sudden breaking at hazards and a reduction in the use of main beam thereby reducing hazardous glare. Thus creating a safer road conditions and a reduction in single vehicle accidents. The introduction of flashing lights increases the road users attention and warns of dangerous situations.
Power to the unit is by an external power source which enables control as desired of functional light output. Where ambient light is in short supply, for example tunnels or tree shaded areas safety is enhanced by the introduction of light emitting units. The light output can be varied, and the lifespan of the wired lighting is up to 10 years depending on the impact moments. Wired units can be installed in conjunction with radar sensors enabling pedestrians and/or cyclists to be detected and the units can emit a flashing or constantly burning signal as a warning to motorists of their presence.
- Marking cycle paths, roads and/or road separation
- Guidance around dangerous corners
- Visibility of zebra crossings (with detection)
- Approach safety
- Entrance safety
- Route guidance
- Traffic Control System Support
- Tunnel lighting