LED lighting manufacturer Luminus Devices, Billerica, Mass., has formed a partnership with ABS Lighting, New Haven, Conn., to produce LED luminaires using Luminus' “PhlatLight” LEDs for use in roadway underpasses and highway tunnels. The fixture is expected to last 60,000 hours, reducing the need for road closings to change out lamps.

“Our partnership with ABS Lighting complements the company's expansion in the wide area lighting space including the transportation industry and we look forward to working closely with ABS as our PhlatLight LEDs are ideally suited for roadway underpasses and tunnel applications,” said Keith Ward, president and CEO of Luminus Devices.

ABS Lighting's LED roadway fixture will be equipped with three Luminus ‘big chip’ CSM-360W PhlatLight LEDs that deliver 9,000-14,500 lumens, allowing customers to replace 250W high-pressure sodium fixtures with the three PhlatLight LEDs. The high-powered light source simplifies ABS's fixture design and allows for easy integration with specialized optics, said a Luminus release.