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15 subway stations in Washington upgraded to LED lighting

2020-05-21 17:40:35

15 subway stations in Washington upgraded to LED lighting:


In less than 6 months, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority installed new track lighting systems at 15 subway stations, increasing their brightness by an average of 6 times—for many years Invest in part of the most advanced and energy efficient LED lighting project. The new lighting infrastructure improves visibility and safety, while halving energy consumption and reducing maintenance requirements.

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In the next 30 months, all 48 subway stations will be upgraded to LED systems.

It is reported that so far, the Authority has installed new LED projection lights in the following 15 stations: Union Station, Courthouse, Roslin, Foggy Bottom, McPherson Square, Faraguzi, Federal Triangle, Bethesda, U Street, Columbia Heights, Archives, Waterfront, L Enfant Square (upper level), Metro Center (lower level) and Gallery Plaza (down level).

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After installing the new lights, the brightness of each station has increased by 3 to 9 times. The installation of new towers and wall lights is in progress, and once completed, the platform is expected to be brighter.

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The lighting design of the Washington Metro adopts underground upward lighting, which is reflected by the roof to make the station evenly illuminated. Although the subway station is not bright, the soft light of the spot light makes it easy for passengers to see the train information (the name and color of the subway train line are displayed with LED lights at the head of the train).

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In addition, the Washington Metro station uses a large-span arched column-free station design to make passengers have a wider view, and all stations are long platform design, the length of the subway platform is 600 feet (1 foot-0.3m). Because there are almost no cables at the side and top of the tunnel, the station maintenance difficulty and cost are reduced.


11 stations will be upgraded in the first half of 2019: Crystal City, Pentagon City, Pentagon, Naval Shipyard, Anacostia, Wheaton, Glenmont, Capitol Heights, Farragut North, Metro Center (upper floor) and Gallery Place (upper floor).