LED news and insight from our technology editor Steve Bush, who has been messing with LED lighting for more years than he would care to remember.
Who turned on the lights?
Recently refurbished National Express trains have been fitted with reading lamps “upfront”, and each one has a switch – but they are never used.
The joys of modern technology allow me to write and post this blog from a seat on the 12:05 Leeds to London train service.
Each seat has a halogen reading light under the bag rack, and all 60 reading lights are on, depite their being only 7 passengers. Each light has a switch – but are they ever used ? – would it not have been a better idea to have a swicth with a timer, so passenger switches light on and it automatically switches off after an hour or three ?
60 lights = 1200 watts – must add up to around £600 per coach per year in wasted energy alone !
(below – probably the only photograph taken with the reading lights off)
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