KSA employs daylight and occupancy-based lighting solutions for high-speed railway stations


Delmatic lighting management systems are being installed within the new Haramain High Speed Rail stations at King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah and Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

The systems enhance the energy efficiency of the design through a combination of daylight-linked control and occupancy-based control.

Lighting is configured into a variety of modes or scenes which are activated automatically at scheduled times, via a solar controller or by photocell sensors. At night, spotlights give the impression of stars in a night sky, while spherical chandeliers, suspended between the arches, provide focused lighting that works in harmony with the building’s design.


The Haramain network stretches 460km between Mecca and Medinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City and will be operated by high-speed trains.

Drawing on Islamic architecture, the stations are designed to resemble traditional Arabian gateways complemented by variations in colour for each station.

The terminus station at Makkah station is characterised by a rich colour palette and references the gold leaf of the Kab’ah and the city’s significance as a holy site.

Jeddah Station features a shade of purple which has a particular resonance with the city while King Abdullah Economic City’s station is a futuristic blue and silver, representative of its role as a modern city. The station designs include a natural ventilation solution to cool the platforms while roof lights maximise daylight at concourse level.

Delmatic also supplied an advanced Dali Zero Power lighting management system for the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

This optimises energy efficiency throughout the campus including study areas, laboratories, offices, as well as within student accommodation. It provides networked control of lighting, for high-speed, energy-efficient control, and provides comprehensive real-time management & monitoring via active graphical software.

Dali digital dimming enables lighting levels to be finely controlled and regulated so substantial energy savings can then be achieved.

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