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Hinged Cab Light Diffusers

Hinged Cab Light Diffusers

New light diffuser to provide improved driver comfort


Tags: Continuous Improvement Fleet Services Improved Performance Traction and Rolling Stock


To overcome the issue of driver dis-comfort in the cab caused by air gaps around the light diffuser, Unipart Rail has designed an improved unit which has been successfully trialled and installed in a range of vehicles. The improved design incorporates a seal around the perimeter of the diffuser panel to eliminate the air gap. The diffuser panel is flame retardant, lightweight in construction and incorporates the light cover.
 
The panel fully complies with EN45545-2 Fire Standard and the R4 requirements for lighting components. The hinging of the fixing frame enable periodic inspection and replacement of the light fittings to be made in a simple and efficient manner and the design and construction materials of the new light diffuser can be easily adapted to fit other train fleets.
 
The benefits of the new product are:
  • Ease of replacement of drivers cab light diffusers
  • Fully complies with new fire legislation (EN 45545-2)
  • Hinged design provides easy inspection and replacement of light fittings
  • Eliminates draughts in the cab from original design of light diffuser
  • Adaptable design and construction for other train fleets

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About this author
Paul Markwell

Marketing Manager - T&RS

I am responsible for the marketing and communications for the Traction and Rolling Stock operation of Unipart Rail based in Doncaster.

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