Solar Street Lighting increases security at Huntleys Point Walk

Early in 2014, The Hunters Hill Council (NSW) identified approx 600 metres of pathway that was in need of a complete lighting and supplementation upgrade. Referred to as a “Walk”, the path runs from the highly patronized Huntleys Point Wharf extending along Council’s Gladesville Reserve ending at Crown Street on the Reserve’s western side.

The existing lighting (installed back in 1999) was a combination of outdated and substandard Solar Lights and Bollard units.

One of the main hurdles to overcome is that about 50% of the path is shaded by large tree canopy; resulting in insufficient Sun radiation required to recharge the batteries all year around.

In mid 2014 the Council sought submissions for a comprehensive solar lighting solution to be staged over two sections of the path.

The Solution

Funded through the NSW Transport Access Program, Solar G was commissioned to install the Solar Street Lighting in areas along the path identified as a priority.

The Solar G design scheme included 12x Light Poles; 6 of which were connected via low voltage cabling due to the dense tree canopy. The remaining 6 lights were free standing Light Houses. All included the outstanding Kaga Ledeema 8 watt LED fittings.

The Result

The project was completed in February of this year. The Solar Powered LED Street Lighting is uniform and illuminates the pathway well. This has greatly improved security for patrons and in particular to those going to and coming from the Huntleys Point Wharf. The Lighting will operate all night.

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