Tunnel lighting

Respond to different lighting situations flexibly

Energy-saving tunnel lighting with solutions from Phoenix Contact.

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  • Intelligent LED lighting solutions

    Installation companies, operators, and planners of lighting systems are faced with the challenge of creating consistent lighting solutions for tunnels that meet the applicable specifications.

Lighting is a key element of tunnel safety. Right from the entrance, the lighting conditions need to be delicately adjusted to counteract the increasing levels of darkness inside the tunnel. Different lighting scenarios may be required, depending on the volume of traffic and any emergencies that may arise; individual luminaire groups will need to be activated flexibly and reliably in response. Phoenix Contact has a comprehensive range of options for controlling your tunnel lighting.

Your advantages

  • Flexible response to different traffic and daylight situations
  • Easy installation and startup with Plug and Play
  • Efficient maintenance with enhanced diagnostic state and operating lifetimes
  • Compensation of losses due to aging and dirt with constant light output

Flexible cabling

Light with cabling system  

Installation system for fast wiring

The reliable operation of lighting and the emergency control system in tunnels is essential. It must therefore be possible to carry out maintenance work quickly and easily.

The versatile and robust QPD installation system with tried-and-tested QUICKON fast connection technology allows you to distribute power over long distances effortlessly. The simple connection principle in conjunction with optional pre-assembly reduces installation times by 60%.

Efficient lighting

LED light with surge protection  

Efficient, LED-based tunnel lighting

Intelligent activation electronics are a quick and easy way to implement LED-based lighting solutions in tunnels.

Data regarding the ambient conditions in the tunnel is recorded in order to attain an ideal illumination level for the complete tunnel. In this way, only as much light is generated as is required at any particular time. This cuts energy costs and increases the service life of the LED lights. Integrated surge protection also increases the availability of the lighting system.

Ready-to-install solutions

Control systems for tunnels  

Scalable control solution for tunnel lighting

Our ready-to-install control cabinet solutions allow you to configure your entire lighting system quickly and easily, without any programming effort.

The preprogrammed solutions can be flexibly integrated into your existing automation systems, reducing programming effort by up to 75%.

Demand-oriented and energy-efficient tunnel lighting control

Tunnel lighting solutions, such as Tunnel Lighting Advanced, enable energy-saving tunnel lighting based on LEDs. In addition to the key parameter of luminance, parameters such as speed and traffic density can also be integrated.

Combined with the versatile and robust QPD installation system, Tunnel Lighting Advanced, as a predefined control cabinet solution, ensures fast installation and maintenance procedures.

Demand-oriented and energy-efficient tunnel lighting control

Principles of tunnel lighting


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