Three Benefits of Designing with LED Handrails 

by | Apr 24, 2023

The transition from day to night is one of the most dramatic events affecting a property’s exterior safety and aesthetics every day. The same can be said for an interior space’s shift from light to dark, such as in a theater. Lighting plays a critical role, and in recent years, LED handrails have emerged as one of the best safety and aesthetic features available in property design and construction.

 LED handrails both complement and highlight architectural and design style. Architects have used a variety of customizable LED handrail system designs, alternative finishes and mounting options to make design statements in museums, libraries, offices, and more.

 At T.FIN Building Solutions, we searched for the industry’s premier provider of LED handrails and are proud to offer Livers Bronze. Their innovative LED handrail systems provide several benefits that make them a desirable feature in properties:

1. LED handrails enhance safety.

All handrail systems are useful for providing support and stability to individuals as they move up and down stairs or walkways. However, traditional handrails do not provide any illumination in low-light conditions, making it challenging to navigate safely. LED handrails, on the other hand, offer improved visibility and provide illumination to reduce the risk of accidents.

LED handrails are ideal for both indoor and outdoor areas with low-light conditions. They’re more frequently being incorporated into the design of entrances, walkways, gardens, patios, and balconies to enhance safety with targeted illumination that does not disrupt the surrounding environment. LED handrails are the perfect option for properties with nighttime city views and outdoor attractions hosting evening events.  

What’s more, LED handrails provide an added layer of safety in emergency situations when emergencies such as fire outbreaks, power outages, or natural disasters can disrupt a property’s lighting system. LED handrails provide emergency lighting and help safely guide individuals to the nearest exits. 

2. LED handrails enhance property aesthetics. 

Beyond safety benefits, LED handrails add visually appealing features that contribute to a property’s value and make it more desirable to potential buyers or renters.

led handrails enhance property aesthetics

LED handrails can be customized to suit the property’s design and add a touch of sophistication, creating unique and stunning visual effects. Take a look at Livers Bronze project gallery and view the Illume Linear line of LED handrails to see the variety and beauty of LED handrails.

LED handrails come in various colors, designs, and materials, and property owners can choose the most appropriate style for their property. Livers Bronze LED handrails feature fully integrated, recessed lighting for a sleek, elegant handrail and dramatic lighting effects. This makes the aesthetics more impactful than other handrail lighting options.

3. LED handrails are cost-effective and eco-friendly. 

Traditional lighting systems consume a lot of energy, often contain harmful substances such as mercury and lead, and require frequent maintenance, resulting in high costs. LED handrails provide an innovative alternative to traditional fluorescent, incandescent or halogen bulbs. They are celebrated for being energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and requiring minimal maintenance.

LEDs outperform traditional lighting with reduced noise and heat output, requiring less energy consumption. Since LEDs minimize heat build-up, they are the lighting choice for commercial handrail lighting systems with recessed lighting. LED bulbs emit an estimated 80 percent less greenhouse gasses during their lifetime and contain no harmful substances. All these combined helps reduce a property’s carbon footprint, ensuring properties meet or exceed strict environmental building standards.

In terms of maintenance, LED lighting boasts more light per watt and burns ten times longer than fluorescent bulbs and up to 30 times longer than halogen bulbs. This long lifespan cuts down on expensive bulb replacement and frequent maintenance.

Selecting the best LED handrail lighting system.

LED handrails play a significant role in the future of safety and aesthetics in property design and construction. Demand for LED illuminated handrails has increased exponentially as more and more architects refuse to settle for less than energy efficiency and safety without sacrificing design. There are many handrail lighting options available, but which is the best?

T.FIN Building Solutions partnered with Livers Bronze, the number one choice of renowned architects nationwide for  architectural railing systems. The company’s designs are legendary for their distinctive look, precision quality craftsmanship and enduring strength. Their energy efficient LED illumination technology is available in Illume Puck and Illume Linear.

Illume Puck is designed with architectural integration in mind. The discreet “minipucks” come in your choice of beam angles and are easily installed in a variety of shapes, surfaces and materials to create the perfect lighting effect for your project. The Puck LED lighting system is also vandal resistant, making it an ideal choice for public area installations.

Illume Linear adds flair to every architectural style or structure feature and is an option with any railing system. Linear lighting reflects brightly on any walking surface with a subtle glow that does not detract from the handrail’s beauty or design. When the LED handrail lighting system is placed exactly as it should be for public safety purposes, it eliminates the need for auxiliary lighting.

All LED illumination is 100 percent recessed into Livers Bronze handrails so dealing with extra wiring or glued-on LED lighting strips are never an issue. Beyond LED illumination, several factors come into play when selecting the best handrail for your property, including exterior and interior usage, how the material will stand up to the surrounding environment, risk of damage, illumination needs, and energy standards, among others.

T.FIN Building Solutions can help you navigate handrail lighting product selection, with validation and technical due diligence, to meet and exceed any project design goals. To learn more, visit us at www.tfinbuildingsolutions.com.

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