Frequently Asked Questions
A: Acuity Brands provides a portfolio of control options for railyard lighting applications from simple dusk-to-dawn photocontrols to on-demand occupancy sensors, which operate lighting fixtures only when needed, to wireless lighting management systems that can be programmed to dim or turn on/off fixtures during periods of low use.
A: Cranes require high-lumen-output downlighting for night crews who off-load cargo. ANSI/IES specifies a minimum of 5 footcandles for cargo locations or container handling locations. Because visibility is so crucial in maintaining high safety standards, LED floodlighting is a recommended product for these applications. LEDs provide very good color rendition, making it easier to recognize colors and read identifiers on the outside of containers when marshalling freight to the proper locations throughout the cargo yard. The Holophane Predator® LED floodlight is the optimal product for lighting crane equipment because it delivers adequate light levels and is very rugged and durable, for withstanding high levels of vibration and harsh environments.
A: Yes. Programmable lighting management systems can monitor usage and detect outages over several miles of railway to pinpoint problem locations for repair or maintenance as needed, which enhances safety while minimizing maintenance costs.