Tri-O-Light installs LED lighting in roundabout curbstones
A new way to light roadway features such as roundabouts reduces the number of lampposts and provides a low-maintenance solution.
|Roundabout at night|
Curbstone is an independent lighting that increases traffic safety and promotes traffic flow, and is suitable for use in roundabouts, speed ramps, tunnels, dangerous corners, and many other situations.
The use of LED lighting at close to ground level arose because of discontentment with a large number (8-10) of ugly lampposts normally required around a roundabout to achieve the desired light intensity.
Each Curbstone light contains 15 amber-colored Lumileds SuperFlux LEDs, and consumes a total of 5.8 W. Operating from a 220 V AC supply, the lights are switched on at twilight each day.
|2 installed lights|
Two roundabouts have been installed, with a further two to follow. The inhabitants of Sneek believe that the roundabouts make the city more attractive, avoiding the use of traffic lights and additional lampposts and signalling clearly that the driver is entering a main road.