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Commercial Illuminated Stair Railing: A Buyers Guide

Handrails are incorporated into stairs, on walkways, along skybridges, and around deck, porches, and patios to add safety, aid in travel, and help prevent falls. Modern railings also provide additional features that increase safety and create a beautiful look.

Integrated LED lighting systems have railings that illuminate dark spaces in order to create safer areas. LED lights are a green alternative to conventional lighting methods with a high service life and lighting intensity along with a low power consumption.

VIVA Railings offers LED lighting systems that integrate seamlessly into our handrails and can be used with any of our railing systems for the handrail, top rail, or wall rail applications.

Illuminated Stair Railing Options

Warm or Bright Light

Warm lighting has yellow undertones that create a more soothing environment. This light color can be used indoors to create a soft glow that gently illuminates the walking surface. It can also be used in exterior applications where the goal is to create a calm space.

Bright lighting, also known as cool lighting, has brighter blue tones that can make people feel more energized and excited. It also creates a brighter space for walking if those using it will need more illumination.

Clear or Diffused Lens

Our LEDs can come with a clear or diffused lens. A clear lens allows the full brightness of the LED to shine through, to create a brightly lit surface. A diffused lens creates a softer glow that spreads out and can be seen from any angle.

Symmetrical or Asymmetrical

The orientation of the LED lights can affect how the light hits the walking surface. Both the iRAIL™ Pod and iRAIL™ Linear systems offer lights in a symmetrical orientation that shines directly from the railing to the surface. The lighting can also be oriented asymmetrically — at a 30-degree angle for linear lighting and a 22-degree angle for pod lighting. This allows the light to shine outward, illuminating more of the walking surface.

iRAIL™ LED Linear Illuminated Railing System

iRAIL™ LED Linear Illuminated Railing System

The iRAIL™ Linear System uses an ADA compliant roll-formed slotted rail that is 1.5” in diameter. It creates a stable gripping surface with the added safety feature of LED light embedded in the railing. Our specially designed LED can run the full length of any rail run, to provide the ultimate cohesive design.

Increase Visibility for Added Safety

Increase Visibility for Added Safety

For long runs of exterior railings, lighting is the key to creating a safe space where people can walk or use their wheelchairs. The iRAIL™ System can run the length of the railing and doesn’t rely on preset lengths. An illuminated handrail makes it easy to find the support needed to travel safely.

Light up the Night

Light up the Night

LED handrail lighting not only adds visibility and safety, but it also adds a stunning design touch. On this high rise building, illuminated handrails highlight each floor and run the length of the balconies.

Create Continuous Curves

Create Continuous Curves

Not only can our iRAIL™ Linear System run for continuous lengths, it can also follow the curve of the railing to create truly customized designs. From soft, gentle curves to sharp corners, our rails will go anywhere you need them to.

Use in Interior and Exterior Applications

Use in Interior and Exterior Applications

LED lighting is often used outdoors to add safety at night, but LED lights can also be integrated into indoor handrails to help users see the walking surface. Our LED iRAIL™ systems are durable and versatile enough to withstand outdoor conditions, but also work indoors to add a visually stunning safety feature.

iRAIL™ LED Pods Illuminated Railing

iRAIL™ LED Pods Illuminated Railing

Our iRAIL™ LED Pods Illuminated Railing is a versatile illumination option that offers pod spacing between 18” and 36” to achieve the desired illumination. This system can also be placed in posts for vertical illumination. The cluster of high intensity LED lights that is housed in each pod creates the ideal lighting for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Add Targeted Lighting

Add Targeted Lighting

At VIVA Railings’ own headquarters, we used the STRUC™ Metal Panel Railing System with a CNC laser-cut pattern and black powder coated panels. To highlight both the stunning metal infill and the walking surface to provide added visibility, we chose to integrate the iRAIL™ LED Pods Illuminated Railing.

iRAIL™ LED Capsule Illuminated Railing

This sleek and adaptable lighting solution effortlessly integrates into both round and square 2x2" diameter posts, delivering an extraordinary level of brightness and clarity. Enjoy the freedom to adjust spacing for personalized illuminance, selecting from diffused warm or bright white lighting options. Enhance your railing system and revamp your surroundings with VIVA Railings' contemporary design and state-of-the-art lighting technology.

Embracing the sustainability of LED, iRAIL™ offers a green alternative to traditional lighting methods, boasting a long service life, high lighting intensity, and low power consumption. Powered by a low voltage DC supply, the iRAIL™ LED illuminated railings ensure efficiency and eco-friendliness.

Compatible with any of our railing systems, whether for handrails, top rails, or wall rails, the iRAIL™ LED Capsule Illuminated Railing promises versatility and style for your space.

Add Visibility and Style to Any Railing with VIVA iRAIL™ Systems

When it comes to railing systems, safety is the ultimate goal, with appearance and style coming in a close second. With VIVA’s railing systems, you don’t have to compromise on looks or safety. Our iRAIL™ systems allow you to add lighting where you need it most.

Contact the experts at VIVA today to see how our versatile LED lighting can complete your railing design!