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Safe controllable lights for Canadian snowsheds 6 Dec 2018

Nyx Hemera News Release

For the past five years, Parks Canada has undertaken various safety upgrades in Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, including the installation of LED luminaires and an intelligent lighting control system for the five snowsheds of Glacier National Park.

The snowshed tunnel on Rogers Pass
The snowshed tunnel on Rogers Pass

A snowshed is similar to a tunnel — it is a concrete cover built over the road to protect traffic from avalanches. It deflects the snow, allowing it to pass or come to rest over the top while traffic continues to flow underneath. In this case, the snowsheds are located on the trans-Canada highway in Rogers Pass, between the cities of Golden and Revelstoke in British Columbia, Canada.

The TLACS lighting system can be turned on and off and dimmed remotely to provide a safe environment for drivers and reduce the black hole effect as well as controlling street lights before and after the tunnel.

Nyx Hemera Technologies has also provided a dedicated SCADA for the remote control and monitoring of the lighting system of the five snowsheds from the administration buildings located a few kilometers away from the avalanche area.

“We are delighted that the TLACS has been chosen as the lighting control solution for these snowsheds,” said Pierre Longtin, President of Nyx Hemera. “The TLACS not only helps Parks Canada save energy but also improves the safety on this strategic road that is the only link between the cities of Golden and Revelstoke.”

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