This month, Van Gelder Infratechniek will provide the final traffic tunnel in Amersfoort of durable LED lighting of Saled. The extensive project started in the first quarter of 2016 and concerned all traffic tunnels in Amersfoort. One of the biggest tunnels equipped with energy efficient lighting is the tunnel Stadsring – Amsterdamseweg, dating from 1958.
The tunnel between the Stadsring and the Amsterdamseweg consists of two double motorways, a cycle path and a bus lane. The 264 conventional TL-D 58 watt tubes are replaced one-to-one by 25 watt LED tubes of Saled. As a result, the tunnel is much brighter illuminated and also the colour recognition improved, which will benefit the road safety.
Because the new LED tubes do not need a ballast, the energy consumption per light point decreased from 65 watt (of which 7 watt for the ballast) to only 25 watt. The lighting in the tunnels illuminate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to the conversion to durable lighting, the Municipality Amersfoort saves €6.400 each year on energy costs for just this tunnel. Besides this, the CO2-emission and Sulphur emission reduces by respectively 52.215 kg and 39.207 gr each year. The choice for LED lighting is thus not only beneficial for the wallet, but also for the environment!