There is something special about configuring lighting solutions for public spaces that many people use daily – such as a transport interchange. It needs to be functional, energy-efficient and cost-effective. However, it should also look great, so people feel welcome and safe.
We were excited to team up with electrical and lighting designers Aurecon, to configure a lighting concept that delivers all this for the brand-new, purpose-built facility – Puhinui Interchange.
The brief for this large-scale project focused on elements critical to most lighting projects for public spaces. The solution needed to be environmentally sustainable and safe, materials needed to be robust, reliable, have long lifespans and be easy to maintain, and it needed to create a welcoming ambience for the community.
We worked with the team Aurecon to curate a tailored solution that meets all of these requirements.
The WE-EF DOC200 Series was chosen as the ideal luminaire for this large scale project. It is a robust and high-performing exterior downlight, and due to its specification is widely used for rail platform canopies and other external ancillary canopies.
Also utilized within the project are high-performance asymmetric uplighters. Uplighting applications typically require high outputs, which rely on appropriate thermal management to ensure longevity of the luminaire’s LED package. As a result, the WE-EF FLA400 Series has been selected as the most suitable solution to perform in this manner.
To learn more about WE-EF’s train and light rail lighting applications, download the brochure here.
Despite some challenges caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, the project progressed well, and the outcome is one that all involved, as well as the ratepayers, can be proud of.