The design solution was to address the issue of vandalism and consider the existing aboriginal artwork present in the tunnel. ETC Solutions designed an integrated installation whereby full RGBW colour changing LED luminaires were installed on either side of the tunnel walls for the length of the tunnel.
For ease of installation and future maintenance access, luminaires were installed in modular form. The modules were designed as a wall plate to sit flush with the existing tunnel walls forming a complete module where the luminaires and cabling were concealed from view and protected from vandalism. Each module was painted and positioned to ensure continuous, uniform illumination of the tunnel walls and ceiling surface.
The final project outcome was one which both the client and public have embraced. The tunnels lighting installation has set a benchmark complete with full digital dimming and dynamic RGBW colour change LED technology. The new lighting is centrally controlled and managed via a Pharos lighting control system capable of multiple stored lighting scenes and 365 day a year fully programmable scheduler.
A major benefit of the new lighting system is the programmable dynamic colour change, dimming and lighting scene library which provides a vast array of visual effects. This can be scheduled from basic static white with intermittent subtle changes to very dynamic effects for special community days, art collaborations, festive celebrations, commemoration events and the like.