Specialist vandal-proof subway lighting; the Safe-Way

Now that the clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and the sun is rising later, the need for excellent visibility in subways and underpasses comes into sharper focus.

Pedestrians and cyclists need to feel safe, day and night, so lighting systems need to be robust, reliable and vandal-proof. Plus, it goes without saying, they need to meet British Standards!

Designed specifically to deliver bright light in undercover walkways and cycleways, our Safe-Way uses high efficiency, low energy LED arrays – 50% lower than PL units – to achieve the illumination required. The IP65 rated enclosure – which exceeds an IK10 rating – is made from strong stainless steel. The vandal-resistant construction features 10mm polycarbonate glazing, plus a graffiti protection panel. A hinged access cover means that fixings are concealed.

These qualities made Safe-Way the perfect choice for Woodlands Site Services when they were installing walkway lighting for Nine Elms tube station. Close to New Covent Garden flower market and the American Embassy, the station opened in September 2021. It was part of Transport for London’s Northern Line extension and an old, unused archway was transformed into a stylish walkway for tube passengers.

Safe-Way is also providing great visibility day and night for a subway that goes under the A580 – the busy, high speed dual carriageway linking up Manchester and Liverpool at St Helens. Previously the subway was lit with fluorescent tubes, but after complaints from residents about incidents of vandalism and outages, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council knew they needed a more resilient lighting system. After a site survey from Simmonsigns, Safe-Way was recommended and installed by Jones Lighting.

To find out more about the Safe-Way, get in touch with our team.

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