The Bass Coast Rail Trail Illumination Project
The Bass Coast Council – Wonthaggi
AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P4
Given the choice to select the most important community project to invest in, via the Victorian State Government’s ‘Pick My Project Initiative’, local residents decided that lighting up the Bass Coast Rail Trial would have the most impact on their lives by increasing access, convenience, security & wellbeing.
The Rail Trail Illumination Project, which received $198,000 through the State Government’s Pick My Project community grant initiative, opened up the opportunity for individuals and groups with brilliant ideas to bring their projects to life, supported by their community, all to make their local area better in some way. The Rail Trail Illumination Project was selected as the most popular community enhancement option.
- 41 x AE3 Series 55W solar engine and light configurations
- 4 x AE3 Series 80W solar engine and light configurations
- 10W LED Maximum output power (Dusk to Dawn operation)
- 45 x EZYlift hinged ‘folding type’ lift poles, 5.5m height
- Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
- Lithium-ion batteries provide 10+ years maintenance-free life span
- Built-in wireless control & monitoring system enabled
The project saw 45 all in two solar street lights installed along the Bass Coast Rail Trail, including lights in the car park and community space behind Apex Park, between McKenzie Street and South Dudley Road.
The lights operate at full brightness from dusk for five hours and then they are programmed to dim down for three hours to conserve power.
If movement is detected while the lights are dimmed, the built-in internal sensors trigger the light to full brightness for 30 seconds.
Not only do these all in two solar street lights improve visibility at night and increase overall access and convenience, but they give trail users a sense of security and increase the opportunity for physical exercise.