Product Used: AE6 Series Solar Public Lights
Description: 20W/30W LED Light Heads, 120W Solar Panels
The Maribyrnong City Council undertook the re-development of the Braybrook Community Centre that is also connected to the Skinner Recreation Reserve as part of the ‘Revitalising Braybrook’ initiative. As part of the newly developed Community Centre, the council also elected to incorporate Environmental Sustainable Design elements into the overall project that included the lighting of existing car parks and pathways surrounding the entire reserve.
The Skinner Reserve precinct is a popular walking route from local schools and shops and is heavily used by young people as well as local residents; A lighting scheme was designed to improve safety and perceptions of safety immediately around the hub and to also encourage physical activity during early mornings and evenings. After an extensive tendering process, Leadsun’s range of AE6 series solar public lighting solution was eventually nominated to be used to illuminate pathways and car parks within the reserve.
An important consideration of the council was the unnecessary illumination of pathways and car parks late in the evening that could possibly encourage ‘anti-social’ behavior. Leadsun’s range of solar-powered lighting products features dimming and motion sensor technology that allows the lights to automatically ‘dim’ or ‘turn-off’ at a pre-determined time of the evening as nominated by the council.
A total of 40 solar lighting systems featuring a 120W ‘All In One’ solar engine and a combination of 20W & 30W LED light heads were installed throughout the reserve’s pathways and car parks that provide high output ‘Asymmetrical’ illumination; The design was also able to achieve pole spacings of up to 35 meters apart. The installation of the solar lighting system was also non-disruptive in many ways as well, a concrete-less footing system called ‘EZYfoot’ was used that required no excavation or concrete.
The solar lighting project was successfully completed with lighting levels throughout the park high enough to ensure that all pathways and car park areas are safe for the public to use at night without the fear of crime.