Studies have shown that lighting with higher levels of blue light can be disruptive to wildlife and humans, so specifying a warmer colour temperature where permitted, such as in car park areas, will help. In addition, tunable white products such as our Daytona luminaire can vary colour temperature throughout the night. For example, luminaires can begin illuminating at 3000K to provide better visibility during peak hours before transitioning to 2200K overnight, which is better for wildlife.
Finally, controlling light distribution is essential to eliminate light trespass. Advanced optics and carefully designed physical light shields ensure that the distribution of light can be tailored to the area that requires illumination.
Lighting within the rail sector can be complex, and this is made more challenging by the need to select the most sustainable options. This includes solutions that reduce energy usage, conform to the principles of circularity and minimise the impact on the natural world.
At DW Windsor, we have a wide range of high-performance LED lighting options suitable for rail applications. In addition, we can provide bespoke solutions and technical guidance to create a lighting scheme that meets all the requirements of rail customers, including sustainability.