TDG is fully conversant with North American, European, Japanese and other Global emergency rail safety standards. We have been invited to sit on various APTA Safety Committees for over 3 decades. Our fixtures as a system meet or exceed the APTA, FRA, EN, AAR, and JIS Normal and Emergency Lighting Standards for illumination, durability and performance where applicable. We also meet or exceed most global Flame, Smoke and Toxicity Standards (NFPA 130:2010, DIN, etc).

These are the passenger rail and locomotive standards continually addressed in our lighting solutions:

RELIABLE EMERGENCY LIGHTING

Envision design that reduces the load on existing low voltage DC emergency lighting systems and energy storage configurations being stressed by the addition of safety requirements. Lighting that stretches your current energy storage capacity. Lighting that eliminates the need for reconfiguring your existing low voltage DC emergency lighting systems. With a simplified installation.

Our LED systems operate independently from other fixtures. Continuing to work in your worst emergency situations. Lasts for years. Cutting your maintenance and replacement costs. Is ready for use after a 15-minute charge. Charging faster than conventional NiCAD times of 8 to 24 hours to ensure your fleet is always ready for revenue service. Needs no external connection. Doing away with damage from short-circuiting, mishandling, or abuse. Functions automatically. Needing no outside switching.

SAFETY STANDARDS

NORTH AMERICAN COMMUTER RAIL STANDARDS

APTA RP-E-012-99 “Recommended Practice for Normal Lighting System Design for Passenger Cars”

APTA SS-E-013-99 Rev. 1 “Standard for Emergency Lighting System Design for Passenger Cars”

APTA SS-PS-004-99 Rev. 2 “Standard for Low-Location Exit Path Marking”

APTA SS-PS-002-98 Rev. 3 “Standard for Emergency Signage for Egress/Access of Passenger Rail Equipment”

NORTH AMERICAN LIGHT RAIL AND SUBWAY STANDARDS

APTA RT-S-VIM-020-08 “Emergency Lighting System Design for Rail Transit Vehicles”

APTA RT-S-VIM-021-08 “Emergency Signage for Rail Transit Vehicles”

APTA RT-S-VIM-022-08 “Low Location Emergency Path Marking for Rail Transit Vehicles”

NORTH AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE STANDARDS

AAR S-580 “Emergency Lighting” “Standard for Locomotive Crashworthiness Design”

EUROPEAN RAIL STANDARDS

EN 13272 Railway Applications – Electrical Lighting for Rolling Stock in Public Transportation Systems

GM/RT2130 – Standard for Vehicle Safety, Security, and Evacuation Procedures

ECE Regulation No. 48, 98, 112

GM/RC2531 – Recommendations for Rail Vehicle Emergency Lighting

JAPANESE RAIL STANDARDS

JIS E4016 Illuminance for Railway Rolling Stock—Recommended Levels and Measuring Methods