The City of Sydney was the first carbon neutral Australian government, and has set itself one of the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets: 70% by 2030. Currently, the City of Sydney is one of the largest users of street lighting in New South Wales with 22,000 lights. Public lighting accounts for a third of the City's annual electricity use and 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions
This revolution in lighting technology is sweeping across central Sydney to provide brighter park and street lighting while slashing electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The LED lights are made up of a series of points of light or diodes, which better directs the light, and do not have a filament like traditional lights. This means they do not get hot, use far less energy, and last up to three times longer, saving on maintenance costs.
Over 1,400 LED lights have been installed to-date in: Bridge Street, Elizabeth Street, Martin Place, St James Road, College Street, Bathurst Street, George Street, Darlinghurst Road, Taylor Square, William Street, Castlereagh Street, Philip Street, Park Street, Market Street in the CBD; Gadigal Ave in Zetland; and Quarry Masters Drive and Saunders Streets in Pyrmont.
"Replacing 6,450 conventional lights will save nearly A$800,000 a year in electricity bills and maintenance costs,‖ said City of Sydney director of City Operations Garry Harding. ―Sydney will be the first city in Australia to install the new LED street and park lights across its entire city centre, and joins other major cities such as Berlin, Barcelona, Los Angeles and San Francisco."
The roll-out of new street lighting follows a successful 18-month trial at Alexandria Park, Kings Cross, Martin Place and Circular Quay. In a public survey conducted by the City of Sydney after the trial, more than 90% of people reported finding the new lighting appealing, and three-quarters said it actually improved visibility.
Managing Director of GE Lighting Australia and New Zealand, Mr Nathan Dunn, added: "Advanced LED technology transforms lighting as we know it – creating light that is brighter, lasts longer and is significantly more energy efficient. LED technology saves up to 75% of energy compared to incandescent light sources, while lasting up to 25 times longer. It is great to see the City of Sydney lead this lighting revolution in Australia."
GE Lighting's solution
||GE LED R250
GE LED R250 can offer a complete roadway platform with the particular and premium modular design. It uses 1 to 4 module construction, offering complete lumen package from 2600lm to 17800lm. With uniform light levels security camera surveillance can be enhanced and energy saving on the road can be achieved with reduced light power. It can be applied in highways and parkways, residential areas and pedestrian walkway lighting as well as commercial areas and industrial complex.
GE LED R250 will be found on major city streets in the City of Sydney install.
||GE LED Duna
GE LED Duna is a decorative luminaire of truncated cone design using LED technology up to 88W with symmetrical and asymmetrical distribution. It has a long-life and utilizes high brightness LEDs, both 5600k & 4100k is available. LED Duna is ideal in various applications such as parks, gardens, square lighting as well as residential and pedestrian walking lighting.
GE LED Duna are currently being installed in Bicentennial and Federal Park
||GE LED Modular Area Light
GE LED Modular Area Light, a new LED lighting system, can be applicable in site, area, and general lighting to provide excellent lighting environment. It has scalable lumen package from 3130m to 14800lm, optimized light distribution and warm color option. It utilizes high brightness LEDs, both 4000K & 5700K is available. The system is also perfect for large and small parking areas, security lighting as well as commercial and industrial complex.
GE LED Modular Area Light will be featured in major public domains around Sydney
Results and benefits
In addition to estimated savings of nearly A$800,000 a year in electricity bills and maintenance costs, the new LED lights will cut gas emissions by 40%, or 2,581 CO2 tonnes per year which is equivalent to taking 940 cars off the road.
Charge of the LED light brigade