Tarneit Skies Retirement Village

Solar Street Lighting Transforms Tarneit Skies Retirement Village



Traditional Custodians

The Bunurong People

Project Background

Tarneit Skies Retirement Village, located west of Melbourne, offers independent living villas for those seeking a secure and flexible lifestyle during retirement. With shopping centres, freeways and bus stops nearby, village management sought to improve the lighting near the main entrance to increase pedestrian safety and improve village accessibility for both residents and visitors.

tarneit solar street lighting
tarneit solar street lighting

Solar street lighting - illuminating the concourse in the evenings

Tarneit Skies retirement community boasts a wide range of amenities from hair salons to golfing courses, offering a versatile, socially connected facility where residents welcome family and friends. Contrary to the pleasant ambiance, floodlights failed to sympathetically or effectively illuminate the main entrance car parking spaces and inconveniently spilled light into neighbouring properties.

In addition, inadequate or non-existent illumination at the entrance gate and information board, footpaths and access ramp created wayfinding and pedestrian safety concerns.

Budget management calls for economical solution

The need for better lighting was undeniably justified, but a tight
budget limited viable solutions. With several areas requiring lighting,
grid-powered options were going to be too expensive due to the
required trenching and cabling. Plus, the financial risk of cost blowout
from unforeseen digging problems was formidable.

Enter our tailor solar street lighting solution.

Multi-staged lighting installation

Lavande was delighted with the sustainability and seamless installation Leadsun solar lighting solutions offered. To illuminate the front entrance, car parks, footpath, and access-ramp in style, they opted for five contemporary FREEDOM solar street lights, with black tapered poles and elegant curved outreach, to complement existing aesthetics. The lowerable hinge poles and EDGE wireless monitoring and control also make installation and maintenance a breeze.

To accommodate funding constraints, the project was split into two stages, ensuring all lighting needs were addressed. The solar street lighting is programmed to illuminate at full brightness for five hours after dusk then dimmed with PIR motion activation until dawn.

Evening friendly entrance with FREEDOM solar street lighting

With no ongoing energy charges, Leadsun FREEDOM solar street lights provide continual cost-saving while ensuring residents and visitors can enter the premises with ease and feel safe walking and driving in the evening. Additionally, the new lighting has improved the appeal of the village, with anticipation of generating more interest and increasing occupancy levels.

Solar Lighting Products Used


Lighting Compliance

PR5 PC3 AS/NZS 1158.3.1 lighting compliance

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this project was undertaken, the Bunurong People. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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