A compact LED tubular luminaire, ø70, for inspection pit lighting

The Niepce FV is the ideal luminaire for maintenance pit lighting. This compact, well-sealed model can withstand impacts, vibrations and oil splashes, and is fitted with dual-focused beams able to provide even lighting on the underside of a carriage or in the bottom of a pit, without dazzling the operator.

The Niepce FV luminaire can withstand the conditions faced in inspection pits.

Chemical and sealing conditions

Corrosive substances, acid vapours

Oils & hydrocarbons

UV radiation and bad weather

Dust and humidity

Washing with a high-pressure jet

Thermal, mechanical and electrical stresses

Permanent use at temperatures of up to 35°C

Extreme variation in temperature

Repeated turning on and off

Heavy mechanical impacts

Intense and repetitive vibrations

Optimal light distribution, with as few light points as possible

The NIEPCE FV is the ideal LED luminaire for maintenance pit lighting. When installed in a staggered layout on either side of the pit, only a few luminaires are needed to provide the required amount of light in key locations, with remarkable uniform lighting and low energy consumption.

Efficient lighting ensuring user comfort

The dual-oriented optics designed by Sammode provide homogeneous lighting on the underside of a carriage and enough light at the bottom of the pit to grab tools and avoid any obstacles during movements. Glare is also minimal, ensuring real visual comfort for maintenance and inspection teams.

Highly resistant to tool-related impacts

Inspection pits are narrow working spaces and particularly tough environments for luminaires, due to impacts when handling tools. By opting for homogeneous materials with exceptional mechanical strength and no mating surfaces, the Sammode housing can withstand impacts (IK10) and vibrations, no matter how tough.

Adapts to the direction of cabling = one single model for the entire pit!

Sammode launched the NIEPCE FV to face the ultimate challenge: adapt to any cable configuration in the pit. The internal gear tray, equipped with the patented Close’n Connect© automatic connection system, is reversible, meaning you can decide on which side to connect the luminaire at the site itself.

Durable sealing and protection against oil splashes

Sammode opted for a co-extruded composite diffuser for this specific application, combining the mechanical solidity of co-polycarbonate with the oil- and hydrocarbon-resistant properties of PMMA. A 3-seal system is fitted at both ends, guaranteeing optimal luminaire sealing (IP68, IP69K) that stands the test of time.

Embedded smart control system

Save up to 90% on the energy bill by only turning the lights on when necessary, thanks to our optional motion sensor. A high-strength sensor built into one or several master luminaires can then control slave luminaires in the same line equipped with the switch-off warning function (RC function).

Applications of luminaires by the name Niepce FV

  • Bus station: maintenance pit lighting
  • Rail maintenance: Lighting in inspection pits & pit lathes
  • Technicentre: lighting in external concrete pits
  • Tramway depots: maintenance pit lighting

Our services

Designed and manufactured in France

Designed and manufactured in France, keeping supply chains short and using durable components and materials, primarily sourced in Europe. Each luminaire is manufactured, assembled and inspected by our teams with full traceability.

8-year warranty, no matter how tough the conditions

Valid even for 24/7 use at the maximum operating temperature for the product. 8-year warranty you will not find anywhere else on the market, reflecting our unfailing commitment to our customers!

Our products can be fully repaired or upgraded at your site

Unlike the disposable world we live in, Sammode lights are designed as modular systems. New technology can be integrated in existing fixtures: simply replace the outdated parts!

Standard version

CRI80, 4000K, specific direct/indirect optics

Flux (lm)L (mm)DesignationCodeWatt Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
1700 715 NIE70 FV 12H840 POME 113LN 19950010 14 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
3000 995 NIE70 FV 13H840 POME 113LN 19950020 25 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
4300 1275 NIE70 FV 14H840 POME 113LN 19950030 35 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all

Through wiring version

CRI80, 4000K, specific direct/indirect optics

Flux (lm)L (mm)DesignationCodeWatt Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
1700 715 NIE70 FV 12H840 TR POME 113LN 19950013 14 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
3000 995 NIE70 FV 13H840 TR POME 113LN 19950005 25 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
4300 1275 NIE70 FV 14H840 TR POME 113LN 19950003 35 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all

Cable entry

Cable gland

Nickel-coated brass capacity Ø5-14 mm 113LN

Disconnectable plugs

IP68/69K quick-lock plug with threaded ring (capacity: Ø8 to 10 mm) PS2/PS3

Fixing straps

Fixing straps -
Fixing straps with HSHC screw BAV


Polycarbonate housing PO
Coextruded polycarbonate/ PMMA housing with high chemical resistance POME
End caps & fixing straps 304L stainless steel -
End caps & fixing straps 316L stainless steel MR

Color temperature

3000K 830
4000K 840
5000K 850

Lighting management

Electronic gear unit for DALI dimming RD
Switch-off warning function (for sensor/timer) RC
Built-in presence sensor (length increased by 85mm) SI

Electrical class

Class I -
Class II CL2
IP68 4-outlet junction box  (capacity Ø7-14mm) CP00674
1m HO7-RNF pre-wired cable 3G1,5²
Stripped free end CAB0080
Wieland® plug IP68/IP69K (capacity : Ø10-14mm) CAB0095
Wieland® plug and Y spliter for loop-in/out CAB0145

Technical specifications

Light source
  • High-efficiency removable LED module (CRI>80, 3 SDCM)
  • 70 000 h L80/B50 at max. operating temperature
  • Photobiological hazard : None (RG0)
  • Specific optics with high visual comfort and asymmetric reflector for train lighting and additional ground-directed lighting
Heat management
  • Aluminium heat sink
Control gear
  • High reliability constant current output driver
  • Resistance to overload: 320 V AC, 48 h
  • Electronic compatible with central source
Supply voltage
  • 220-240V ±10% 0/50/60Hz
Electrical class
  • Class I
Operating temperature
  • -20°C to +35°C

  • With nickel-coated brass cable gland for cable Ø 5-12 mm
  • To a 3 x 2,5 mm² disconnectable terminal block
  • Reversible gear tray for orientation of reflector and connection left or right, with automatic electrical connection system on closure
  • 2 stainless steel fixing straps with spring clip and EPDM support pad, with variable center distance and 360° orientation
LED engine maintenance
  • Easily removable LED modules and driver
  • Maintenance without tampering with the cable by removal of the end cap without cable entry
  • Closing by tightening the nut on the cable gland
  • Close'N Connect Patented system with automatic electrical connection/disconnection on closure

  • Special polycarbonate housing protected from UV, solvents, hydrocarbons and cleaning agents by a coextrusion of PMMA
End caps and fixing straps
  • 304L stainless steel
  • Peroxide-cured EPDM
Method of construction
  • One-piece housing with reinforced ingress protection by radial expansion of the seal

  • IP66, IP68, IP69K
Resistance to IK shocks
  • IK10
Fire resistance
  • 650°C
Vibration resistance
  • Meets the severe application requirements of standard EN 60598-1 (tested according to IEC 60068-2-6)

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