Merton Street, Altona

split type integrated solar LED light

Merton Street, Altona - Street Lighting

Client

Hobsons Bay City Council

Lighting Compliance

ASNZ:1158.3.1 category V4

Project Overview

Concerns raised by the community about poor street lighting forced the City of Hobsons Bay to invest in a new street lighting system. The community felt that the lack of sufficient lighting was having a negative impact on their public health and safety.

Leadsun and GE were nominated as the preferred suppliers and contractor to design and install a quality and reliable integrated solar LED light system for roadways, using the industry approved GE Evolve LED fixture (1600 Lumens output) to illuminate a section of unlit roadway (160m) on Merton Street, Altona.

Leadsun Solution

  • 10 x AE6 Series – 200W solar engine
  • GE ‘Evolve’ 16W LED light heads
  • Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
  • Lithium-ion batteries provides 10+ years maintenance-free life span

Before installing solar engines and LED fixtures, important consideration was needed to the existing underground power and communication infrastructure installed throughout the area, which posed a significant risk of being damaged with traditional excavation equipment.

A unique installation method using non-destructive Hydro / Suction excavation equipment, was proposed by Leadsun, which safely excavated the footing holes without any risk of damaging underground services.

Ten Leadsun 200W solar engines & GE ‘Evolve’ 16W LED fixtures were installed in optimal locations (solar irradiance & lighting performance) along a 160 metre section of road reserve and rail-line area.

Using a unique ‘lowerable pole’ concept developed to safely install and service the integrated solar LED light equipment at ground level, without use of any cranes or lifting equipment, the project was successfully completed in only 3 days, without disruption to vehicular or pedestrian traffic along the roadway.

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Narellan Urban Forest Pathway

solar pathway street light installation

Narellan Urban Forest Pathway and Picnic Shelter Lighting

Client

Camden Council NSW

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3

Project Overview

In consultation with the Camden Local Area Command, the council acquired a Crime Prevention Grant seeking a solar pathway street light solution that would deter loitering, reduce vandalism and give safe passage for local residents along a 150m stretch of pathway in the Urban Forest, Narellan.

In late 2018 Camden Council appointed Leadsun Australia to undertake the supply and installation of solar pathway street light along a 150m stretch of their Urban Forest, Narellan.

Leadsun Solution

  • 5 x AE3 Series 80W stand-alone solar lights
  • 10W LED Maximum output power (Dusk to Dawn operation)
  • 5W LED Link Lights (Shelters)
  • Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
  • Lithium-ion batteries provides 10+ years maintenance-free life span
  • Future proofed with built-in wireless control and monitoring system

Upon completion of the site survey it was determined that 5x Freestanding Solar Lights (10w LED) would be placed at 30m centres along the pathway. This project also included the illumination of their 3x Picnic Shelters featuring 5w Link lights. These Link lights were affixed to the Shelter’s Fascia and powered via remote solar engines circuited to each of the Structures. The Uniformity is very good with no ‘black’ spots within the path network.

The Urban Forest features a unique light timing sequence where the lights dim down to 30% brightness after
5 hours from dusk. From there the lighting is then operated by Motion Detector (PIR) until dawn.

Since installing this SMART Public Lighting solution, measured vandalism is down and the locals are very happy  as they are feeling safer when walking to and from their local shopping precinct.”

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Capital Trail Shared Pathway

solar shared pathway lighting

Capital Trail Shared Path - Royal Park

Client

City Of Melbourne

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P2

Project Overview

After concerning safety issues at night and early morning, City of Melbourne wanted to protect their community by designing a shared pathway lighting solution along a 360m stretch of Capital Trail in Royal Park. Leadsun took on the project from end to end and created a well-lit safe environment for pedestrians.

The Capital City Trail is a shared path for bikes and pedestrians that loops around around Melbourne. The Royal Park section follows the old Inner Circle Railway through Moonee Ponds Creek towards Docklands, pass the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum and then the Exhibition Centre, before making it back to Southbank.

Leadsun Solution

  • 20 Solar Powered AE2 All-In-One Series Systems
  • Solar Module Size = 25W
  • 10W LED Maximum output power (Dusk to Dawn operation)
  • Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
  • Lithium-ion batteries provides 10+ years maintenance-free life span

Capital Trail also features a unique shared pathway lighting configuration where the lights were required to dim down to approximately 30% brightness after 4 hours from dusk so that the surrounding wildlife is not affected by the brighter lights.

The local community is extremely happy with the new solar pathway lighting as they feel a lot safer when walking to and from the train and tram stops of an evening or early morning.

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The Bass Coast Rail Trail

all in two solar street lights

The Bass Coast Rail Trail Illumination Project

Client

The Bass Coast Council – Wonthaggi

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P4

Project Overview

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.

Leadsun Solution

  • 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.

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Built Constructions

outdoor temporary solar lighting solution

Cremorne High Rise Construction

Client

Built Constructions

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS1158.3.1.2005 P3

Project Overview

Before the construction of high rise complex in Cremorne could begin, the Yarra council required built to remove all existing street lights temporarily to allow cranes and large semi-trailers site access. These lights then needed to be replaced by a temporary solar lighting solution providing similar illumination.

As the construction period was planned for over 2 years, the temporary solar lighting solution had to satisfy council that there was sufficient illumination throughout the entire construction period. The solution also had to consider the continued use of existing road and footpath infrastructure around the construction  zone. As part of the process an electrical lighting consultant was engaged to design the appropriate luminaire, pole height and P3 roadside lighting compliance. 

Leadsun Solution

  • 3 x X5-390W Systems
  • 30W LED light heads
  • 1.3 Tonne concrete blocks
  • Extra Heavy Duty 5.5 EL-XHD-5.5 poles
  • Lowerable poles for ease of installation and programming at ground level
  • 2000WH Lithium-ion batteries providing longevity and reliability

Working with the electrical lighting consultant appointed by Yarra council, Leadsun provided a temporary solar lighting solution that was robust and meet all design and compliance requirements. A concrete block base system was developed to sustain the size of the system and withstand wind/strength loading. The end product also provided great flexibility for built, in that the long-lasting solar technology used for this project allows this lighting system to be reused a number of times for future projects with similar requirements.

In today’s dynamic fast paced world, Leadsun is both adaptable, versatile and offers tailored solutions that work for each unique situation. Whether it’s temporary lighting for a pop-up event or a lighting solution for road works or construction sites, we have versatile solutions that are installed quickly, don’t require power and can be reused reliably for many years.

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Berwick Springs Wetlands Reserve

LED street lighting

Berwick Springs Wetlands Reserve Lighting Solution

Client

City of Casey

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P5

Project Overview

City of Casey identified the need to add a lighting solution to the Ti Tree pathway which is a very popular 1.3km pathway in Berwick Springs Wetlands Reserve. The council wanted to extend access hours to the pathway and provide a safe and inviting environment for the walkers, joggers and cyclists that use it.

Ti Tree pathway is a 1.3km pathway highly used by walkers, joggers and cyclists, surrounded by a dense population of one of the newer suburbs of Berwick Springs. The council’s objective was to provide a safe environment for the community at all hours of the day, whilst making sure there was no impact on the power grid.

Leadsun Solution

  • 41 AE3- 55W stand-alone solar lights
  • 10W LED light heads
  • Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
  • Lithium-ion batteries provide 10+ years maintenance-free life span
  • Lowerable poles allows cost-effective servicing safely from ground level
  • Future proofed with built-in wireless control and monitoring system

A total of 41 stand-alone solar lights along the track has provided uniform, well illuminated LED street lighting and all lights are wirelessly linked together with Leadsun EDGE.  This 4G web based control system enables lighting control flexibility for night and morning users, while technically providing health check data of each individual stand-alone light, solar panel and battery for City of Casey to assess and control.

Further to this, as there is no in-ground cabling required the LED street lighting installation process was extremely fast and was non-disruptive to both the environment and the local community who continued to use the pathway while installation was underway.

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Kokoda Track Foundation

solar light system

Kokoda College in Papua New Guinea

Client

Kokoda Track Foundation

Lighting Compliance

P5 lighting

Project Overview

With only internal solar lighting and USB energy kits currently installed, the Kokoda College located in the remote village of Kou Kou was missing an outdoor lighting solution to illuminate the entrance and pathway areas, which were previously causing security problems for students and staff in the evening.

Leadsun Solution

  • 12 x AE2 All-In-One solar light systems
  • 15W Solar Module & 10W LED
  • PIR Motion Sensor
  • 30 x PBOX indoor solar light kits
  • Lithium-ion batteries provides 10+ years maintenance-free life span

Transporting the solar light system to the remote village of Kou Kou was a challenge in itself that initially involved two Leadsun representatives carrying two AE2 lights within back packs 96Kms along the famous Kokoda Trek to Kokoda Village. However, with the support of PNG Air and a team of locals on the ground, we managed to transport an additional 12 AE2 All-In-One solar lights to the college and have them installed on makeshift wooden poles crafted by the local villagers.

Providing this solar light system technology to help create a safer learning environment and improving welfare for children within a remote location of the world has been a rewarding and positive experience.  This small contribution demonstrates the extraordinary potential of what solar powered lighting can do in being able to easily and cost-effectively light up important community spaces where there is lack of electricity.  Coupled with Leadsun’s robust, modular and long-lasting solar lighting technology, Leadsun is proud to have provided this remote community in PNG an outdoor lighting solution that will last well over 10 years without any electricity fees or costly maintenance.

Working with Matt and the team at Leadsun has made a huge difference to the community at our Kokoda College. Located in remote Kou Kou Village in Oro Province with no access to the electricity grid, solar is the only safe, environmentally friendly and reliable option for light after the sun goes down. The installation of Leadsun’s street lights illuminates the campus, providing our staff and students with a safe environment to move freely about after dark, and also protecting our buildings and facilities. 

We value our partnership with Leadsun and look forward to it continuing as we bring street lighting to other off-grid villages in the mountainous Kokoda region. Tenkyu tru for your generous support.

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Coates Hire

integrated solar light installation

Coates Hire

Client

Coates Hire

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3

Project Overview

Coates Hire required a transportable integrated solar light system to offer customers who require temporary lighting for construction sites. The equipment needed to have the ability to be used in a variety of applications and have a small foot print for flexible use in both confined and broader spaces.

Coates Hire identified a need in the construction industry for a lighting solution that eliminated the expense of fuel purchases, polluting fumes and noise emitted from generators.

Leadsun Solution

  • 10 Complete Systems
  • Solar Module Size = 260W
  • LED output = 30W {4500Lm}
  • Lithium-ion batteries providing longevity and reliability
  • Concrete Bases = 2 x 1.5 ton (1300 x 1300 x 400)
  • EZYwinch poles (Medium Duty) at 6.5m height

Each integrated solar light system consists of a 260W solar engine combined with a large 30W (4500Lm) Cree LED which will provide full illumination from dusk till dawn.

The poles are heavy duty and lowerable. The winch provided allows the user to quickly transport, install and uninstall without the need to use a raised platform. The assembly and dismantling process can be carried out as a two person operation.

At the request of the customer, Leadsun developed a two piece concrete block to support the solar light system. This allows easy transportation with a unique design allowing fork lift loading and unloading.

With the sun shining in Brisbane, it was a perfect opportunity to visit a customer and gather feedback on our new 30w solar street light. The project has limited space and is situated in a residential area, so providing a product with a small footprint, zero emissions and zero decibel rating was crucial to meeting specific requirements.

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Tormore Reserve Facility

solar powered lighting

Tormore Reserve Facility

Client

Knox City Council

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P5

Project Overview

As part of their ‘Livable Streets Plan’ the Knox City Council wanted to support the take-up of more walking, cycling and exercise in their community. New concrete pathways, a basketball court, outdoor gym and playground were constructed at the Tormore Reserve facility, but they needed lighting. 

When considering to adopt either traditional grid power lighting or a solar powered lighting system, council made a budget conscious decision of electing solar powered which allowed them much greater flexibility to cost-effectively install 44 stand-alone solar lights and 7 solar powered bollard lights to illuminate pathways and thoroughfares around the precinct. Not only did this increase safety and create a much more inviting environment, it has increased the hours of use around this facility which tied in perfectly with the Livable Streets Plan.

Leadsun Solution

  • 44 x AE3 Solar Powered stand-alone solar lights
  • Solar Module Size = 55W
  • LED output = 10W
  • 1 x AE6 260W Solar Engine powering 6 x LED Bollards = 5W
  • Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
  • Lithium-ion batteries provides 10+ years maintenance-free life span
  • Lowerable poles allows cost-effective servicing safely from ground level
  • Future proofed with built-in wireless control and monitoring system

In total, 1.2 km of pathway and thoroughfares have now been successfully illuminated through a combination of stand-alone solar lights installed on top of 5.5m high lowerable poles, as well as several 1.6m high LED bollards with all lighting illumination conforming to AS/NZS lighting standards.

The lowerable pole system allows all installation and future preventative maintenance works to be carried out quickly and safely at ground level without the use of any elevated work platforms.  Additionally, the solar lights are future proofed by including Leadsun’s industry leading EDGE wireless control and monitoring system that
can be accessed by adding in Gateway module and plugging in a cellular sim card.

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Grand Slam Oval Lighting

all in one solar light system

Grand Slam Oval Lighting

Client

Tennis Australia

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P4

Project Overview

Tennis Australia were looking for an adaptable outdoor public lighting solution to light up walk ways and back of house catering areas. They wanted to move away from intrusive high powered floodlights that required substations and ground cables and look at a more sustainable, less invasive lighting solution.

Leadsun Solution

  • 22 x AE2 40W Split Systems
  • 7 x AE2 40W All-in-One Systems
  • 5 x AE2 15W All-in-One Systems
  • Combination of 12W & 8W LED light heads
  • 29 x 900kg concrete block (1mt x .6mt x .6mt H)
  • EZYlift pole 4.5mt p/n EL-LD-4.5M
  • Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
  • Lithium-ion batteries providing longevity and reliability
  • Lowerable poles for ease of installation and programming at ground level

In today’s dynamic fast paced world, we are both adaptable, versatile and offer tailored solutions that work for each unique situation. In this case we built a tailored smart outdoor public lighting system that provided Tennis Australia a solution that looked modern, provided powerful illumination for the large crowds and was easy to install leaving no footprint after removal. And the lighting system is easy to maintain too.

One of the many Green initiatives at this year’s Australian Open. Replacing traditional lighting with Smart Solar Powered LED lights, improving the quality and level of lighting and chipping away at becoming a more environmentally sustainable event.

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