London Midland finalizes innovative lighting project at Redditch station

Train operator London Midland has collaborated with West Midlands lighting company, Thorlux Lighting, to install a raft of cutting edge technologies at Redditch station. The new lighting systems have transformed the platform areas and car park, providing a brighter, more welcoming environment for passengers using the station.
71 new LED light fittings have been installed across the platforms and car park, replacing older and less reliable lighting systems. Light levels at the station have increased significantly across the station and on the platforms to 100 lux, a measure indicating the brightness of light fittings. Along with safety, energy efficiency has been a key goal of the project. All of the new installations are fitted with presence detectors, meaning that the fittings brighten and dim depending on the time of day and the number of people around the station.
The individual lights are also connected to a central control service via the Thorlux SmartScan system. This allows the performance of each fitting to be monitored remotely, their individual performance assessed and any faults to be identified in real time. The property team at London Midland can also see how much energy each fitting has used and the amount spent on electricity.
“This is another example of London Midland’s commitment to using innovation to create simply better journeys for our customers. The partnership with Thorlux means we have a brighter, lighter, safer station that is also better for the environment,” Rob Hornsey, head of route for Cross City services at London Midland, said.

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