SWARO LEVELITE

Flush-mounted, extremely robust road studs for active traffic guidance

Introduction

The optical guidance system consists of one or more control units which connect the modules via cable and supply them with power. Brightness and mode of operation such as flashing or running light are adjustable via the control unit. Switching between day- and nighttime intensity is triggered by an external signal or by a brightness sensor. The colors of the LEDs may be different on each side. On each side two different colors can be displayed.


Due to the minimum height above the road surface and the unique design of the stainless steel ring SWARO LEVELITE is protected from damage by heavy haul vehicles or snow plows with scraper blades and snow chains in the direction of the light (traffic direction). If necessary, the optics can be replaced easily.

Application Areas

  • Road Tunnels
  • Highways
  • Streets and Roads
  • Parking Lots
  • Parking Garages
  • Industrial Sites
  • Event and Exhibition Halls
  • Airports
  • Stadiums

Highlights

  • Wired active flush-mounted guidance systems
  • Height of the LED module above the road level less than 3 mm
  • Light-emitting modules: stainless-steel ring protects traversable, replaceable optics from the snow plows with steel edges; front and rear separately controlable, individually adjustable (SWARO LEVELITE XP)
  • Optics easily replaceable without disconnecting power supply
  • Control Unit: controlling and monitoring of various functions of the light-emitting modules (brightness, flashing, and running light)
  • Low energy consumption
  • Low maintenance, reliable, robust, durable
  • Suitable for machine cleaning
  • Combinable with SWARO LINE, SWARO EXIT and SWARO RAIL

Product Design

SWARO LEVELITE Wired light-emitting module - optimized for tunnel applications
SWARO LEVELITE XL Wired light-emitting modules with increased light intensity even visible during day time
SWARO LEVELITE XP Wired light-emitting modules: each light-emitting module individually controllable

With SWARO LEVELITE XP, the light-emitting modules can be individually activated. In addition, the control of this product design enables a bi-directional data traffic between the control unit and the light-emitting module (status report from the module).

The power is supplied via the existing electric network or via an external solar station. The low-voltage DC system used with SWARO LEVELITE XP ensures lower susceptibility and improved response to disturbances. For tunnel and street length up to 2,000 m, the SWARO LEVELITE XL/XP modules can provide unprecedented performance out of one control unit.

Functions Overview

Properties SWARO LEVELITE SWARO LEVELITE XL SWARO LEVELITE XP
Light-emitting Modules      
SWARO LEVELITE
Wired Module
Control Unit      
SWARO CONTROL MINI / DUO  
SWARO CONTROL iXP    
Control Unit Suitable for Mounting on Top Hat Rails
Power Supply and Control Unit Executed Separately
Functions      
Continuous Illumination
Flashing
Running Light
Gradually Increasing Illumination    
Gradually Decreasing Illumination    
Day / Night Dimming
Brightness Adjustment
Module Feedback    
System Power Supply      
2,000 m Length Power Supply    
Functional Extra-low Voltage <60 V DC
EMCTested
Potential-free Contacts to Control the Light-emitting Modules
Electronically Compensated Line Losses    
Without Resonant Circuit Adjustment (e. g. via Compensator Devices)
Connection to Tunnel Technology      
Feedback from the Control Unit via Potential-free Contacts
Profibus DP and LAN Connection Available at Control Unit    
Control through RS232    
Data Communication      
Assignment of Unique Address for Each Module    
Feedback from the Entire Line
Feedback from Individual Modules    
Optional integration of Sensors into the Same Power Supply Route    
Status Feedback from the Control Unit to the Upper-level Control
Assignment of Fixed Module Addresses
Cyclic Module Query    
Facilitated Error Search, Power Supply with DC
Installation      
"Standard" Strands for Wiring
T-Connector HD, IP 68

 

Lighting Modules

SWARO LEVELITE Modul
Properties
Model Name SWARO LEVELITE SWARO LEVELITE XL SWARO LEVELITE XP
Article Number  
one-way 8511 8531 8521
two-way 8510 8530 8520
Dimensions Ø 130 x D 60 mm
Max. height above street level: 3 mm
Number of LEDs 6 LEDs per side 3 LEDs per side 6 LEDs per side
LED colors
Material Built-in Pot:
Salt-water resistant aluminum and engineering plastic
Optical Insert:
Special plastic with a stainless steel ring V4A (1.4571)
Flame retardant Tested according to UL 94 V0
Weight 1.7kg
Pressure Resistance 25 metric tons
Permissible Operating Voltage 24 V DC 48V DC 48V DC
Power Consumption  
one-way
1.0 W (40 mA)

0.5 W (20 mA)

1.5W
Max. 2W
two-way ° | |
2.0 W (80 mA)
|
1.5 W (60 mA)
|
1.0 W (40 mA)
|
2.6W
 
Average Light Intensity 100 cd
35 cd
35 cd
35 cd
70 cd
75 cd
75 cd
35 cd
35 cd
35 cd
Service Life of LEDs ~ 100,000 hours
acc. to manufacturer's data
LED Opening Angle +/- 7.5°
Protection Class IP 68 (sealed electronics)
Connection Technology T-Connection or serial connection
Installation
  • Flush installation of the housing by using hard casting on the road
  • Fixing the luminaire inserts via a teeth lock washer
  • Optical alignement to the traffic flow
  • Optics easily replaceable without breaking the electrical connection
Features
  • Snow plow-proof
  • LEDs protected against chemical and mechanical stress

 

Control Units

For each of the 3 SWARO LEVELITE product designs, suitable control units are offered. Depending on the control unit selected, the following functions are available:

  • Seamless integration into central tunnel control
  • Control via potential-free contacts (e. g. PLC)
  • Feedback from the entire module installation
  • High module brightness and long lifecycles even in harsh environments
  • Power supply lengths: up to 2,000 m
  • Brightness control in 8 levels
  • Flashing mode controlled by external clock (or between two brightness levels)
  • Running light function (optional)
  • Day / Night dimming
  • Continuous illumination
  • Gradually increasing and decreasing illumination (SWARO CONTROL iXP)




8194 / MINI_24V2A8194 / MINI_24V5A8192 / DUO_24V10A8196 / iXP_24V5A8196 / iXP_24V10A8196 / iXP_48V10A

SWARO CONTROL
Properties
Model Name SWARO CONTROL
MINI

24 V / 2.5 A
SWARO CONTROL
MINI

24 V / 5 A
SWARO CONTROL
DUO
24 V / 10 A
SWARO CONTROL
iXP

24 V / 5 A
SWARO CONTROL
iXP

24 V / 10 A
SWARO CONTROL
iXP

48V / 10A
Article Number            
Suitable for  
SWAROLEVELITE      
SWAROLEVELITE XL      
SWAROLEVELITE XP      
Dimensions 195 × 133 × 5 mm 173 × 133 × 125 mm 313 × 133 × 125 mm 173 × 133 × 125 mm 193 × 133 × 125 mm 280 × 133 × 125 mm
Power Supply  
mains AC 220V
50 Hz
AC 220V
50 Hz
AC 220V
50 Hz
AC 220V
50 Hz
AC 220V
50 Hz
AC 220V
50 Hz
control DC 24 V, 2.5 A DC 24 V, 5 A DC 24 V, 10 A DC 24 V, 5 A DC 24 V, 10 A DC 48 V, 10 A
Max. Nominal Output 60 W 120 W 240 W 120 W 240 W 480 W
Controllable Line 1 1 2 1 1 1




System Components

Besides the light-emitting modules and control units, the SWARO LEVELITE guidance systems can be supplemented with additional components:

  • Cables and wires
  • Brightness sensors
  • HD connectors
  • Adhesive

Brightness Sensor

Properties
Article Number 8198
Dimensions 82 × 60 × 58 mm
Power Supply 24 V
Weight 20 g
Number of Control Cables 3
Suitable for  
SWARO LEVELITE
SWARO LEVELITE XL
SWARO LEVELITE XP
Secondary  
SWARO LINE
SWARO LINE ILP
SWARO LINE IHP
SWARO EXIT