EastLink completes upgrade of street lights to LED technology
The EastLink team has completed the upgrade of street lights, by removing the existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) luminaires and installing new LED luminaires.
Over the past six months, a total of 1,424 new LED luminaires were installed progressively along the length of EastLink (including the ramps at the EastLink - Monash Fwy interchange and on Ringwood Bypass).
The new LED lights are brighter and whiter than the old orange HPS lights.
The upgraded lighting will improve safety for motorists, by making the driving task easier.
Operators in the EastLink control room are also benefiting from an improvement in the quality of CCTV images.
EastLink incident response personnel and emergency services will also benefit, as brighter, whiter lighting will make the management of incident sites easier.
The new LED luminaires consume around 38% less electric power than the old HPS luminaires. As the street lights are illuminated all night long, this will result in significant reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This project follows on from an earlier project in 2021, in which EastLink's tunnel lighting was upgraded to LED technology. The earlier tunnel project involved 1,174 new LED lights being installed.
EastLink has now installed a total of 2,598 LED lights over the past two years.