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LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF

LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF
The ZFT400 is a modern interpretation of a lantern-style light, with the luminaire sitting directly on top of the light pole rather than attached to an arm coming off the pole.

Light as part of the landscape: Felixstow Reserve

One of the most significant open spaces in the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide, Felixstow Reserve is a 7.6-hectare site with grassed areas, nature play spaces, fitness stations, walking trails, and a shared path.

The redevelopment of the area brought a new lighting design for the walking trail through the Reserve within an awardwinning landscape design by Aspect Studios and Oxigen. City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council was responsible for the redevelopment, located just six kilometres from the centre of Adelaide, and engaged WE-EF Sales Partner Buckford Illumination Group to provide the lighting services.

LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF
"The WE-EF product was selected based on the quality of the luminaire, the advantages of LED and the control of the light," said Mr Talbot.

Not dissimilar to other public spaces along the banks and floodplains of urban rivers, Felixstow Reserve is a recreation reserve and an important extension of the wildlife and ecological corridor created by the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri linear trail and creek tributaries. A key driver for the overall design narrative of the space was a fallen River Red Gum located on the banks of Fourth Creek/Marriyarta Pari. The tree was used to make a bark canoe more than two hundred years ago and provides an important link to the traditional use of the area.

The lighting scheme was designed to create a secure environment for the walking trail.

"We had to achieve the correct light levels," said Garry Talbot from Buckford Illumination Group. "But we didn't want to overlight the space because the Reserve backs onto a dense residential area and we were concerned in regard to creating glare and discomfort for residents."

LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF
WE-EF's ZFT400 series street and area luminaires that come with symmetric, asymmetric side throw, and rectangular side throw light distribution were chosen for the project.

"The WE-EF product was selected based on the quality of the luminaire, the advantages of LED, and the control of the light," said Mr Talbot. He noted the product's aesthetics was another reason it was selected for use in this project. The luminaire looks complete with the pole, as it has almost the same diameter as the pole itself. It has great symmetry as a one-piece look.

"It is a circular luminaire but with the lens we use, we were able to provide a pathway solution so there was very limited backward light."

Mr Talbot said there is no competition for LED products when it comes to longevity, costs savings and environmental gains.

LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF
The ZFT400 luminaire has great symmetry as a one-piece look.

"Nowadays you've got a recyclable story with LEDs. You have a product with a 20-30-year lifespan that is made from recycled materials and is almost fully recyclable at the end of its life."

The redevelopment of the Felixstow Reserve has received more than 11 prizes and awards including a commendation for lighting design from the IES Lighting Society. The consideration taken in the lighting and design of the Reserve provides a celebration of the site's natural features and local history, which has resulted in a great outcome for the Indigenous custodians and the broader community.

Completed: 2018
Client: Norwood Payneham St Peters Council
Sales Partner: Buckford Illumination Group SA
Lighting Design: WE-EF
Landscape Architect: ASPECT Studios and Oxigen
Electrical Engineer: Lucid Consulting
Photography: WE-EF

LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF
The ZFT400 street and area luminaire.

LED Lighting Services for Felixstow Reserve by WE-EF
WE-EF's ETC300-GB ingrounds are used to illuminate the reserve map.



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