For this project BB Lightpipe developed a custom made version of the BB Lightpipe which can be mounted in the existing cable trunk. The cable trunk also contains audio speakers, camera modules and railway signs.
An additional housing was developed around the standard housing to make a clean fit in the cable trunk housing. The housing and wiring were designed to make a fast and easy installation possible. This was important because replacement had to be done in the night. With a fast installation labour cost is kept low.
The customer chose the BB Lightpipe because of its glare free quantities. Advanced lighting via lens and foil techniques creates a constant and even light distribution. This makes it is impossible to look directly into the LEDs from any position and thus eliminates glare effect. In a train station it is vitally important lighting doesn't lead to blinding of the train operator.
The BB Lightpipe is a high quality fixture with a very long lifetime. Using high-power ceramic NICHIA LEDs and an excellent heat transfer of the LED module to the aluminum carrier profile the LED temperature stays low. This results in a very low lumen depreciation of the LED. There is no need for any replacement parts in the next 12 years or more. This means maintenance cost is very low. At a railway station this is very important because maintenance can be very expensive.
Brussels Midi is the main hub station used by all mainline trains serving Brussels including Eurostar to London, Thalys to Paris, Amsterdam & Cologne, German Railways ICEs to Cologne & Frankfurt, Intercity trains to Luxembourg and Belgian domestic trains to Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and so on.
The Brussels Midi lighting project is realised in collaboration with TKH sister company Techno Specials