Lusail CP05 - First Complete LED Tunnel Lighting Solution In The Middle East
For any Lighting Company, the award of the first solely lit LED Tunnel in the Middle East (specifically in the GCC), is not just considered a remarkable & an outstanding award, but a historic milestone.
Being the first to furnish the World’s leading & most updated lighting technology, in a region that is competing with time to acquire the utmost modern, to fulfill the vision it promised, is just priceless.
Lusail City is the most significant modern urban development in Qatar, currently under construction 22km North of Doha. Its 35km² area will accommodate 200,000 residents, 170,000 employees & 80,000 visitors. To fulfill this plan, Lusail Development realized that the infrastructure is the back-bone of any successful community, which is why they chose the most advanced systems, highest standard & quality, environmentally friendly, and no doubt power saving solutions.
The choice for the lighting of Lusail’s first set of tunnels (CP05), out of total 18 sets of tunnels, was awarded to VIBRANT, who offered their US business-partner COOPER Industries product, in addition to smart design review & installation support. The traditional HPS & MH lighting systems couldn’t compete with the LED solution.
Staring with the quality, the power emitted by the light source, the light intensity & how it’s perceived by the human eye, it’s just not comparable.
Two main criteria in Tunnel Lighting:
1. Black Hole Effect
Which is the drop in sight when entering a tunnel (from light to dark).
2. Zebra Effect
Which is the dark areas where the light uniformity drops between two light sources.
Both criteria were resolved by the LED design solution. In addition, the light color temperature emitted is Day / Moon Light, which is the most comfortable & clear for the human sight, as if one is not in a tunnel. Unlike the yellow warm or blue cold light.
Other than quality, the LED saves 20% to 30% of the energy, and offers an extra 70% if not more of life time, & therefore dropping the maintenance cost & adding value to the original investment cost.
Another advantage is the number of light fixtures, which drops on average from 4 to 1, when cancelling HPS or MH lights and using LED. Last but not least is the aesthetic factor, where LED is slim, modern, and it’s lighting shapes can vary to match the architectural requirements, and in Lusail’s case matching the character of the city.
CP05, which is the first awarded tunnel lighting in Lusail, consists of 3 junctions total of ~600m. Junction no.4 is 251m long & consists of 4 lanes single carriage, junction no.5 is 274m long & consists of 4 lanes dual carriage, and last junction no.6 is ~80m long & consists of 3 lanes dual carriage.
It’s planned to have the fixtures installed in the tunnels by Oct’2014, depending on the completion of the trades that are scheduled ahead of the lighting fixtures. VIBRANT’s team is proud & excited, and looks forward to compete in new challenges, to provide solutions that meet the future requirements. In parallel, we respect the rights of the future generations, by committing to provide green solutions.
The choice for the lighting of Lusail’s first set of tunnels (CP05), out of total 18 sets of tunnels, was awarded to VIBRANT.