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Glare shields reduce light spill at sporting reserve

Supplier: Ingal EPS
18 June, 2013

INGAL EPS set out to develop a product that would allow the fitting of unique glare shields to reduce light spill.

As a site of state significance, the Banyule Flats Reserve Swamp and Wetlands are rich in biodiversity. 

When the Banyule Flats North and South Sports Grounds required a lighting upgrade to meet the Australian Standards, a great deal of consideration was required in designing a lighting solution that would not adversely affect the migratory and nocturnal behaviours of the EPBC- (Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) listed species habituating the swamp and wetlands.

Upon award of the tender for 4 x 25m poles and 4 x 27m poles, INGAL EPS immediately set out to develop a product that would allow the fitting of unique glare shields (designed by Martin Butcher Lighting) to reduce light spill to the surrounding areas of the sporting reserve; the design is believed to be the only one of its type in Victoria.

Designed for an A2 wind region, the poles not only needed to be structurally adequate to support the additional wind-loading, but also needed to be aesthetically pleasing to the residents on the opposite side of the ground.