The bright future of railing is here
Lighted railings required large aluminum tubular sections that contained fluorescent lighting fixtures. These railings are often very large and heavy. As the only light rail option, these bulky components are considered acceptable. But, once building codes and standards defined handrail grip as between 1-1/4 inches and 2 inches in diameter, everything changed.
Fluorescent handrail lamps can no longer meet the dual purpose of handrails and lighting. The industry’s response? Connect the smaller handrail to the larger part. This causes the railing system to become more bulky and unattractive. All this has changed with the development of LED.
As LED lighting becomes more and more standard in design and installation, customization options continue to evolve. Custom LED systems are raising niche lighting standards in all walks of life. If installed and hidden correctly, LED lighting in stair railing systems can provide greater safety, durability, and design appeal.
More and more designers are trying to get rid of standard LED colors and choose to use RGB (red, green, blue) color mixing technology to provide unique color, mixing and gradient programming systems. By choosing from a wide range of light intensities and lens types, the light output or intensity can be customized according to specific project requirements.
Basic advantages of LED lighting
Compared with incandescent lamps, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have countless practical and aesthetic advantages. An LED is actually a miniature light source that can operate alone or in many chips. Usually, red, green, and blue LEDs are combined to produce white light. As stated by Energy.gov, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have the following advantages over traditional incandescent lamps:
Usually use about 25%-80% of energy than traditional incandescent lamps to save energy costs.
Duration is extended by 3-25 times
The LED emits light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can capture light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient in many applications, such as recessed downlights and task lighting (for other types of lighting, light must be reflected in the desired direction, and more than half of the light may never leave the luminaire).
The LED emits very little heat. In contrast, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy in the form of heat, while CFLs release about 80% of their energy in the form of heat.
Design advantages of LED lighting
Custom LED colors can carry your brand
LED lighting is not for safety. It not only helps to enhance the dramatic impact of your stair railing installation, but also supports the beauty of your brand. Thanks to RBG lighting technology, LED lights can be programmed to almost any color. RGB LED products combine red, green, and blue to produce millions of shades of light. In addition, the RGB system allows color cycling by fading in and out or stepping through selected colors. Light output options are available in standard, medium or high intensity to suit individual projects and design intent.
Beam propagation enhancement effect
The beam spread can achieve the best light intensity to match your stair railing building environment. Beam spread is the amount of space covered by light from different distances. When the light is far away from the reflected light source, it will spread out and become less intense.
The light can be dispersed with the wide-angle beam option or selectively focused with a narrow beam. By selecting the asymmetric beam type, a wide and narrow combination can be achieved.
Project conditions, railing location and design intent determine the location where lighting is needed. The light can be dispersed with the wide-angle beam option or selectively focused with a narrow beam. By selecting the asymmetric beam type, a wide and narrow combination can be achieved.
The curved LED light bar adds a modern and futuristic feel to your installation, and adds side light. The curved rod outlines your installation design and achieves a customized fit. Curved lights provide a larger beam width, aiming the LED to the side (rather than the centered spot beam found in straight lights).
Curved railings are only available in cool white and warm white in standard and high output.
Consider the practical and aesthetic advantages of the lighting railing system
You are seeing the need for safety measures involving better interior and exterior lighting. It is more suitable for outdoor leisure walking surfaces, such as trails, trails or bridges, and indoor walking spaces such as theaters or museums. In architecture, it brings a powerful solution that not only promotes lighting safety, but also beautifully.
Considering lighting railings, traditional maintenance, energy costs, and replacement/life cycle costs may have been suppressed. But all of these are changing, and today’s railing systems are using lighting as an aesthetic safety solution. Due to the rapid progress and popularization of LED lighting, innovations have been integrated to provide the best in all these worlds, provide attractive lighting railings to improve safety, and solid-state lighting railing solutions.
The advancement of LED technology has created lamps whose size and output can meet the gripping limitations of armrests but still work . The smaller fluorescent rods are right for extruded or roll-formed slotted pipe sections, which have been used in glass railing systems.
Safety requirements require railings as guidance on stairs. In addition, guards are needed to prevent accidental falls. These same areas need to be illuminated.
New requirements trigger LED railing innovation
The demand for healthier lifestyles and safety applications has also led to the need and desire for better light sidewalks. For today’s commercial architects, the use of illuminated external and internal handrail systems is an exclamation point for their commercial designs in a way that traditional solutions cannot. LED handrail lighting eliminates the need for auxiliary lighting, because LEDs can be placed where needed, thereby providing a safer area for the public. LEDs can also reflect on walking surfaces without increasing ambient light like other lights (overhead lights, light poles, etc.), which is especially important in museums, theaters, or other public places.
LEDs also support green buildings that are becoming more and more popular among architects.
More practical and beautiful benefits.
In addition to new requirements, there are many other reasons to consider lighting railing systems:
- Meet the requirements of building codes for handrails and guardrails
- Meet staircase lighting requirements
- Provide emergency lighting options for exit stairs
- Accent architectural features
- Gain a leading position in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
- Bring dedicated lighting to the path
- Reduce the need for auxiliary lighting from other sources (overhead installations, light poles, etc.)
- End the noise generated by light poles and wall-mounted bags
- Ability to customize railing designs using glass or cable systems
- Use LED technology to achieve energy cost savings
LED handrail lighting system
Create durable LED-illuminated handrails and railings to add a unique style and atmosphere to its surroundings. The soft lighting provides enough lighting to ensure safety and atmosphere without appearing blunt or domineering.
The integrated LED lighting system hides all cables in handrails and railing accessories.
LED spotlights are suitable for tubular handrails (wall thickness of 2 mm), suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
The LED strips are available in warm white or cool white, as well as RGB color variants, which are very suitable for installation in designed handrails/hat rails on tubular, square and rectangular aisle handrails and glass railings.
Pre-wiring for simple installation using unique “one-button” technology design.
Designed with safety and durability in mind, these LED lights will not feel hot to the touch.
Dust-proof and completely moisture-proof, you can choose indoor and outdoor use.
Ideal for handrails, stairs, atriums and walkways, internal and external entrance lobbies, entrance ramps and steps, bridges, airports, stadiums, trains and bus stations.
When using glass and metal external or internal handrails, architects are replacing traditional fluorescent, incandescent or halogen lamps with LED integrated handrails as an innovative and compelling alternative. If you are looking for energy-saving solutions and improved safety features without sacrificing aesthetics, then LEDs are the most meaningful.
LED illuminated handrails reduce energy and maintenance costs
Illuminated handrails consume much less energy than traditional lighting, thereby reducing utility costs. LED emits more light per watt, and the burning time is 10 times that of fluorescent bulbs and 30 times that of halogen bulbs. This long life reduces expensive bulb replacement and frequent maintenance. Known for its sturdy design and housing, installation in humid environments is always an option.
LED is superior to traditional lighting in reducing noise and heat output. Because LEDs minimize heat build-up, they are the lighting choice for commercial handrail systems with recessed lighting. All of this combined helps reduce your carbon footprint, which is good for everyone.
LED lighting handrails can place the lighting where needed
LED handrail lighting eliminates the need for auxiliary lighting, because LEDs can be placed where needed, thereby providing a safer area for the public. The LED reflects bright light on the walking surface without increasing the ambient light like other lights, which is especially important in museums, theaters and other places.
Incandescent and fluorescent lamps are fragile and break when impacted. This puts the public at risk of glass cuts and exposure to toxic mercury. LED lights are made of solid-state components and contain no filament or mercury.
The LED retains the beauty of the beautiful handrail system
LED lighting complements or highlights any architectural and design style. Architects use our various customizable handrail designs and various alternative finishes and installation options to make design presentations in museums, libraries, offices and theaters. LED lighting is 100% embedded in our handrails. In the past few years, as more and more architects refuse to be satisfied without sacrificing design energy efficiency and safety, the demand for LED lighting handrails has grown .