City of Port Phillip

City of Port Phillip

Explaining the nature of light

The City of Port Phillip recently underwent a public lighting upgrade, replacing inefficient 80 watt Mercury Vapour fittings with Energy Efficient T5 street lights. The Project Engineer wished to know the success of the project and be able to communicate the aspects of the upgrade to all technical and non-technical stakeholders.

The project achieved the following:

  • Presenting light results in a simple format for non-technical stakeholders to understand
  • A tool for the city to plan for lighting into the future
  • A tool to understand the lighting footprint of the city

Explaining the Dark Art of Lighting

Lighting is often represented by numerical numbers. Combing customised software, high accuracy illumination meters, GPS and Google Earth®, Citelum have translated this lighting number into a colour and then scaled the average illumination to demonstrate which roads and areas within the city are lit to higher levels of illumination than others.

The audit was conducted using our GPLux® photometric mapping method

 St Kida, City of Port Phillip, Victoria

  • 50km route lighting mapped
  • Lux readings from over 3,000 lighting points
  • Project type: Consultation GPLux®
  • Date: 2011
  • Project length: 3 months