ADVANCED LIGHTING SYSTEM CUTS TUNNEL ENERGY DEMAND

Energy savings of some 250000 kwh (30%) are forecast for the first year of operation of the Arlberg Tunnel with the introduction of a computer controlled lighting system. The tunnel lighting system, designed by Zumtobel Aktiengesellschaft uses 10000 fluorescent tubes set end to end in a single continuous strip giving improved visual conditions compared with spaced roof lighting. A feature of the lighting system is a ballast transformer which enables the tunnel energy requirement to be reduced from 14 w to 10 w/m. The Arlberg lighting system can be adjusted automatically to suit prevailing traffic conditions. Photometric efficiency is enhanced by use of a parabolic reflector luminaire system which is advantageous when tunnel fogging, caused by diesel fumes, becomes intense. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00310174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM