Railyard Lighting

If your lighting needs include
container storage areas, loading
and unloading areas or crane
lighting applications, we can
provide the best solution for
visibility, safety, productivity and
operational costs.
At Acuity Brands, we can provide a broad range of lighting solutions tailored to the unique needs of railyards and crane lighting applications. Our collection of luminaires ranging from crane lighting fixtures and pole mounted luminaires to flood lighting and other specialty luminaires work together with integrated control systems to provide intelligent solutions with unsurpassed reliability and performance. 

Whether you’re lighting loading/unloading areas, container storage areas or special crane lighting applications, we can provide you the best solution to improve visibility and reduce glare while generating tremendous savings in energy costs and maintenance.

  • Large container storage areas
  • Crane lighting and other loading/unloading areas
  • Access roads
  • Wall and perimeter security


  • Reduce energy consumption by an average 60% in most applications
  • Reduce operational costs with at least 50% maintenance reduction
  • Greatly enhance base security with reliable operation and improved light
  • Improve sustainability efforts and reduce carbon footprint
  • Enhance safety and productivity with superior light and uniformity


Outdoor Controls


Ports & Rail
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Other Applications

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.