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Case Study Rainhill Station

Overview

Rainhill Station in Merseyside is steeped in rail heritage having being the scene of the first locomotive trials in 1829 and becoming synonymous with the industrial evolution of the steam era.

A decision was taken to demonstrate how new technology could be installed within a building of historic interest, implementing new innovations without any detrimental effects to the structure.

CLIENT: Northern Rail
PROJECT: Rainhill Station – Platform LED Lighting
VALUE: £ 35,000
SCOPE: Electrical Installation

The Project

The scheme was designed to install new LED lighting technologies to improve the quality of the lighting and reduce energy consumption at the station. The lighting technology installed allowed for a comprehensive lighting control system to be incorporated to enable dimming and automated illuminance of the lighting.

The new lighting installed ensured the existing electrical infrastructure was maintained with minimum modification during the installation. The integral sensors within the luminaires ensured the new control philosophy of the lighting could be installed without BUS wiring or BMS Control. The luminaires and sensors installed enabled the new lighting to be sensitive to its environment from both and illuminance and aesthetic aspect. The new system was then programmed to provide the minimum acceptable lighting level during inactive periods, with the motion detection installed increasing the levels to full illuminance when presence is detected.

In addition to the reduced power consumption of the LED source, the sensors ensure that the lights are only operational at full output when passengers or trains are present. This intelligent system ensures that the energy consumption is minimal, with unoccupied areas only lit to a minimum level for safety and security reasons prior to presence detection.

Our installation required meticulous planning to ensure all construction works were not detrimental to the surroundings or the existing fabric of the heritage building.

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