– and that includes preserving the area’s green spaces. It’s no wonder, then, that residents wanted their voices heard when they learned about a transformative lighting project in their beloved community park.
The project stemmed from a need to improve the lighting along the pathway. The existing pole-mounted lights were nearing the end of their life and didn’t provide enough coverage. To create a more comfortable environment for the public, the plan was to elevate the light levels while employing a more energy-efficient solution.
Envari was engaged to help. With decades of experience in stakeholder relations and flexible design, Envari had the expertise to deliver a turnkey solution that could meet everyone’s needs. That included engineering, procuring, and installing the energy-efficient upgrade.
To start, all parties agreed on a decorative coach lantern to enhance the park’s aesthetic. Not only does the heritage-style fixture complement the neighbourhood’s charming nature, but it also uses advanced LED technology to conserve energy. In addition to tripling the number of poles along the pathway, different lighting distributions were also used to maximize the light output itself.
What’s more important, however, is how Envari embraced input from the community and took a number of steps to protect the residences. This included using a warmer, more comfortable light temperature as well a specific distribution type for the luminaires closest to the homes, ensuring the light wouldn’t be cast backward into people’s yards or windows.
From start to finish, close collaboration with the community was paramount to the success of the project. In such a uniquely urban yet residential environment, many factors had to be considered, and Envari had to be flexible while still adhering to regulations. It’s a prime example of how lighting can be enhanced without compromising the historical integrity of a space. And how people can work together toward a shared goal.