Street light trial
Energex and Brisbane City Council commenced a trial of energy efficient LED road lighting for residential streets during October 2016. The trial involves 10 different types of LED lights trialled across 17 local streets over the next two years.
The streets where the LED lights will be installed include:
- Brisbane Street, St Lucia
- Cricket Street, Petrie Terrace
- Drake Street, West End
- Dutton Street, Hawthorne
- Emma Street, Holland Park West
- Galleon Street, Jamboree Heights
- Gaynor Road, Banyo
- Hipwood Street, Norman Park
- Howard Street, Brisbane City
- Lilley Road, Bardon
- Macrossan Street, Brisbane City
- Malbon Street, Eight Mile Plains
- Playford Street, Bracken Ridge
- Third Avenue, Sandgate
- Union Street, Clayfield
- Weekes Road, Carindale
- Weenga Street, Geebung
The trial includes involving the local residents in these streets, who will be asked to provide feedback at different stages of the trial to help with the evaluation.
The LED lights installed for the trial will be monitored by Energex and BCC employees to evaluate the performance and reliability, which will enable analysis of suitable future standard LED lights to be used for residential street lighting.
A successful trial will see the introduction of standard LED streetlights for residential streets with greater energy efficiency that will assist Local Councils to achieve their objectives of a reduced carbon footprint while also enabling Energex to provide streetlighting more efficiently than current lighting options.