Lighting for transport buildings guide published

Guide covers rail, road, air and water

CIBSE Journal November 2017 news lighting for transport buildings

Lighting Guide 15: Transport Buildings (LG15) has just been published.

It has been produced to assist designers working in transport to create energy efficient lighting that enhances passenger experience.

The recommendations are aimed at those who have some experience but need a deeper understanding of the specific requirements of transport lighting applications.

It is also useful for clients commissioning designers, because the guide sets out key considerations that could form part of a working brief.

The guide covers all public areas of transport buildings and related access, such as airport terminal forecourts and railway station platforms. Requirements – which differ from the general recommendations of the Society of Light and Lighting Code for Lighting – are set out for staff areas used for operational purposes, where specific tasks require particular lighting.

Modes of transport included are rail, road, air and water.

Guidance is also given in respect of the interface between road and rail vehicle lighting and the transport installations they serve.

The guide includes reference to the exterior lighting requirements of BS 5489 and emergency lighting as defined by BS 5266.

LG15 is available through the CIBSE Knowledge Portal.