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LED lights for TRAXX locomotives

  • Project period: 01/2015 – ongoing
  • Location: Germany
  • Product category: Lighting Systems

LED light systems are state-of-the-art for new railway vehicles. But also operators of existing fleets increasingly retrofit with LED light systems in order to increase availability of their vehicles as well as reducing the operational costs.

Schaltbau Refurbishment delivers appropriate retrofit kits, which are defined in cooperation with the operator, for partial-LED (only marker & tail lights) or full-LED (incl. headlights) refurbishment projects. We exclusively use long-life LEDs (> 60.000 h), so that maintenance requirements are close to zero. In contrast, the bulbs of halogen lamps have to be exchanged every 1,000 – 3,000 h, depending on the operational scenario. Usually, the higher costs for LED solutions amortize after approx. 2 – 3 years due to the savings regarding maintenance and energy costs.

Our latest refurbishment projects for LED light systems are the locomotives BR101, BR146 and BR185 (TRAXX platform).