An Australian local council has installed solar powered LED street lights from Orion Solar. The Moreton Bay Regional Council recently purchased 19 Carmanah EverGEN solar powered area lights for use on pathways on Bribie Island in Queensland.
Bribie Island is a large sand island situated about 50 minutes north of Brisbane in Queensland, separated from the mainland by Pumicestone Passage, named by Captain James Cook. Today Bribie Island is a thriving commuter community and retirement centre, connected to Brisbane by road.
The lighting project included luminaires, solar engines, poles and installation. Byselecting Orion Solar as the supplier, the benefits to the Council were that noelectrical wires had to be laid, electricians were not required for the installation,running costs will be zero and maintenance will be negligible. The light is providedby LED luminaires from RUUD Lighting which means that the Council can expect to achieve much longer life from the units than with traditional incandescent luminaires.
The only maintenance to be expected would be to replace the batteries about once every five years.
One of the reasons that Orion Solar was chosen as the supplier was the fact that inthe Carmanah product, all batteries, solar panels and electronic controls areenclosed in an attractive pole mounted housing. Competitive products rely upon uglyground level boxes to house the batteries.
Bribie’s new lights are environmentally friendly, relying 100% on renewable energy.
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