Energy Efficient Lighting
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Street Lights
The Adelaide City Council has a target to be carbon neutral by 2020. To help achieve this, deep cuts in energy used by public lighting are required. We are well on the way to achieving this goal, and have already reduced emissions by 60% on 1994 levels.
In the first half of 2011, Council proposes to replace approximately 10% of its public lights (approx. 450 lights) with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) lights. A 50% reduction in energy use and carbon emissions is expected from those lights replaced in 2011.
This is the first step in a program to progressively upgrade all Council street lights with energy efficient technologies by 2020.
Council has started the process of light selection. For details, see:
» LED Replacement Guiding Principles (PDF, 1Mb)
Adelaide City Council, in partnership the Australian Government's LETA-SA grant scheme, installed energy efficient public lighting pilot sites on street lighting on North Terrace, and path lighting in Pityarilla (Park 19).
Existing lighting was retrofitted with dynamic lighting controls, which save energy by approximately 20% through automatically adjusting lighting levels according to traffic or pedestrian and cyclist volumes. Due to its success, the lighting controls have been expanded along North Terrace.
Adelaide City Council has installed new LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology to light a pathway in Padipadinyilla (Park 2). These lights are 30-40% more efficient than conventional public lighting and were installed as part of Council’s commitment to the Climate Group’s LightSavers program, a global program aimed at accelerating LED technology.
Car Park Lighting
To improve the energy efficiency of car park lighting, voltage optimisation devices have been installed in Topham, Wyatt and Rundle UParks.
These devices optimise voltage to a level suitable for each car park, reducing energy consumption by approximately 10%.