Upfield Bike Path
Upfield Bike Path
Lighting & Electrical Distributors have worked closely with Moreland City Council over a number of years to provide lighting solutions on various projects. Moreland City Council turned to Lighting & Electrical Distributors again to provide a solution for the Upfield bike/pedestrian path. The path runs along the east side of the Upfield train line from Melbourne CBD heading north. Moreland City Council were looking to illuminate a 500m section of the path, starting at Moreland station and heading north.
The path has train tracks running down one side, separated by a handrail, and has residential properties to the other side. There were many limitations to consider in the brief. Spill light was a major concern, both onto the train tracks and into nearby residential windows. As a high percentage of the path users are bike riders, direct glare also had to be considered.
Being mindful of luminaire mounting limitations, glare and spill lighting considerations, Lighting & Electrical Distributors proposed mounting lighting into the existing handrail between the path and the train tracks. KlikSystems had recently developed a new product called LEDPOD. The KlikSystems LEDPOD was designed to be mounted directly into handrail and other similar structures.
Using the existing top rail, the electrical contractor cut a 25mm hole directly in the underside of the rail, at 1200mm centres, inserted the LEDPOD into the hole, and was then held in place securely by a retaining clip. All cables, wiring and drivers were small enough to be concealed within the rail. The KlikSystems LEDPOD is mounted directly into the underside of the rail, using an asymmetrical reflector/lens, it ensures the light is thrown onto the path only, eliminating all glare and spill light