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Tunnel Lighting

Tunnels are unique spaces, and the lights required at the edge of a tunnel are different than those needed in the middle. And if you need vapor tight, explosion proof or replacement retrofit kits for your existing fixtures, we have those options for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot of options to choose from when it comes to buying tunnel lights. Browse the list below or call (888) 423-3191 to speak with a lighting expert. We’ll do our best to support you in this process.

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What Is Tunnel Lighting?

Tunnel lighting are lights installed on the walls and ceilings of tunnels to provide light in what would otherwise be a very dark space.

Do I Need Corrosive Resistant Light Fixtures?

Not in all cases, it will depend on the ventilation in the tunnels and size of the tunnels. You will need corrosive resistant fixtures if there is a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the tunnels. This can eat away at the fixture inside and out over time. To stop that from happening, you need a corrosive resistant or vapor tight fixture.

Where the concentration of carbon dioxide is not that high, a powder coated or polycarbonate fixture can also work just fine. Send us your requirements and we can recommend the right solution for your needs.

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What Type of Fixtures Should You Use for Road Tunnel Lighting?

It depends on where the fixtures need to be mounted and the type of the tunnel. There's a combination of corrosive resistant canopies, flood lights, linear fixtures and vapor proof fixtures (to be able to handle the exhaust) with optics to provide proper illumination on the road way below.

We have also found in certain applications that explosion proof fixtures (C1D1 / C1D2) might also be required for certain types of tunnels.

I Have Both 400w and 1000w Metal Halide Fixtures Today, What LED Wattage?

LED fixtures vary on the lumen per watt output. Many fixtures are 100 to 130 lumens per watt, others are 130 to 150 lumens per watt and there are some over 150 lumens per watt. The more lumens per watt, the less watts are required to produce the same amount of light.

To replace a 400 Watts metal halide you need 15000 to 25000 lumens and to replace a 1000 Watt metal halide you need 39000 to 50000 LED lumens. The best way to determine the exact amount of watts/lumens you need is to create a lighting plan.

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How Do You Design a Lighting System in a Tunnel?

If you are an architect or a designer for a tunnel lighting project, we can recommend the right solution based on your requirements. We can either supply you with the IES file for the fixtures so you can run your lighting plan or we can create a lighting plan for you.

Do You Offer Lighting for Tunnels That Can Operate in Wet Environments?

Yes they will work in wet environments. Any lighting solutions we will recommend are with IP65, IP66, IP67 or IP68.

Can You Do a Lighting Plan for a Tunnel?

Absolutely, we will just need the information and requirements for your tunnel project. From that, we can create a tunnel lighting plan for you.

What Is the Best Lighting for a High Ceiling Tunnel?

We offer some high power LED solutions, but it depends on the tunnel usage. A lighting plan will show how well a certain light will work within your tunnel, and we can recommend the right combination of power, lumens and optics.






What Mounting Options Are Available for Tunnel Lights?

Tunnel lighting will usually mount with a surface or a wall or ceiling mounting bracket or a trunnion/yoke bracket. We will match the right fixture and mount based on your specific requirements.

Are These Fixtures Vibration Proof?

Yes, many of our solutions are vibration proof.

We Do Not Want to Blind the Traffic in Tunnels. Is There a Way to Reduce Glare or Dim the Lights?

Many of our solutions are in stock. If it is not in stock, it can take up to 4 weeks to deliver. When you contact us, make sure you identify there is a timing requirement and we will recommend an in stock solution that meets your requirements.

What Is the Warranty on Your Tunnel Lights?

All our tunnel lights carry a 5 year warranty. If you ever have a failure, contact us and we will resolve your failure.

Do You Have a Certificate to Show These Lights Are Certified for Tunnel Use?

There is no tunnel certification standard. The key features you want to make sure your tunnel lighting has is: IP65 plus rated, has the mount you require, is corrosive resistant and provides the right level and optic for your application.

The other important aspect is the direction the lights are installed in. You want to make sure your lighting plan keeps the light out of the drivers’ eyes as that can create an unsafe environment. We can help you determine this.

Do You Have Units in Stock, We Want to Install and Test a Sample Right Away?

Many of our solutions are in stock. If it is not in stock, it can take up to 4 weeks to deliver. When you contact us, make sure you identify there is a timing requirement and we will recommend an in stock solution that meets your requirements.

Get a Free Tunnel Lighting Plan

A tunnel lighting plan models the interior space of a tunnel, replacing lights in their current locations, or suggesting new locations, and showing the light levels and how well balanced the lights are. We can model our vapor tight fixtures, high temperature fixtures and even our explosion proof fixtures inside the lighting plan software.

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