Recently, Rijkswaterstaat had the conventional SOX lamps on the A12 motorway, near the Lunetten junction, replaced by LED lighting from Saled. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the infrastructure of the Netherlands. Rijkswaterstaat wants to be energy neutral by 2030. That means generating as much energy as using it. LED lighting will help with this.
The conventional SOX lamps have been replaced by the SOX LED module. The module used here is the SFD linear lighting, type SFD253. This type has recently been approved by Rijkswaterstaat, 133 have been installed in collaboration with installer Spie. The LED module has been specially developed for the existing Philips SFD, SRM, and SRS fixtures. During the installation of the module, only the existing lamp is replaced by an LED lamp, while the fixture is preserved. This is also known as a retrofit. The LED lamp has an expected life of 100,000 burning hours, while the conventional SOX lamp has a 20% failure after 12,000 burning hours and no less than 50% failure after 18,000 burning hours. The LED module also has a programmable Xitanium LED driver, with which the use can be optimized.