New LED lights for Eglinton park

Heath park in Eglinton will get new LED floodlights like those at Wanneroo skate park, which are increasing security and reducing energy.

AN Eglinton park will this financial year get new LED floodlights like those installed in Wanneroo skate park.

The City of Wanneroo is making changes to lighting at its parks to reduce energy use and cut down on costs.

The new LED floodlights now in use at the Wanneroo skate park, allow extended use of the facility after-dark and increase the security of the park for its users.

The installation of new floodlights has already occurred at the netball courts at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex and the roll-out will continue at parks throughout the remainder of the financial year, including  Heath park in Eglinton, Edgar Griffiths park in Wanneroo Abbeville park in Mindarie, John Moloney park in Marangaroo, Marangaroo skate park (Paloma park) in Marangaroo and Addison park in Merriwa.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the new floodlights meant better efficiency and less maintenance, leading to lower operating costs.

“When compared to traditional metal halide lights the benefits of the new LED floodlights include a reduction in energy demand and a projected 50 per cent reduction in maintenance and running costs,” she said.

“They also have eight times the running time, resulting in a reduction in replacement costs.

“This is a fantastic outcome, and it will allow our residents to use these wonderful community facilities for longer, and feel safe while doing so.”

She said the project was aligned to the city’s strategic community plan under the environment theme by seeking alternative ways to improve energy efficiency.