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Ironbark frequently contributes reports, information and time to the sector. Over the last decade we have written hundreds of articles, delivered webinars and developed presentations and reports that we have promoted through this website, our newsletter and social media.

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Ironbark are again joining forces with local government associations to assist councils with upgrading their street lights. Now that many councils have all but completed the upgrade of old inefficient lights to LEDs on minor roads, it’s onto main roads, smarter technology, more market contestability, more council control and an expansion interstate. The MAV-LGAT Smart Lighting Program Mark II will again offer councils the opportunity to purchase LEDs directly from a standing panel of lighting...

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The Smart Lighting Program Mark II will again offer councils the opportunity to purchase LEDs directly from a standing panel of lighting suppliers whose LEDs have been approved for use, but there's also some big new additions, including an installation contractor panel; the addition of other states; more lights to choose from; smart lighting and smart cities services; and support for smart lighting projects from start to finish. Here we have all of your smart lighting questions answered!

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In case you've been hiding in a cave, over 100 Australian councils have now changed over their street lights to energy efficient street lights such as LED, and we are have now hit the magical half-a-million mark. Councils around Australia are now undertaking some fascinating smart lighting pilots and ready to start sharing the results. To assist with realising the benefits of smart lighting the National Smart Lighting Pilots program has kicked off. Get on board!

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It's back... The Smart Lighting Summit, Australia's leading smart lighting event focusing on street, outdoor, urban and public lighting will be held on 11-12 September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Want to know what's happening in the world of smart lighting and get a sneak peak of what will be presented at the Summit? We've got a bunch of short (2m-4m) videos for you. These informative insights are by the people and organisations who actually deliver the projects and can...

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Well it’s been a big big big few months in South Australian street lighting. We’ve had a few LED projects start and some of the larger ones like Onkaparinga wrap-up (ahead of time!). In the last few weeks alone the Cities of Unley and Campbelltown have both resolved to changeover to LEDs through the PLC tariff. We’ve got a likely regulatory change to street lighting from NDS and ACS. And of course, the LGA have announced that they are no longer progressing on their bid to establish a public...

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Australian councils are leading the way when it comes to changing to LED street lights. Indeed, over 18% of all Australian street lights have now been changed over to more energy efficient alternatives, including 26% of all residential (or local) roads. Every single successful project in Australia has been the result of cooperative dialogue and relationships between councils, DNSPs and other key stakeholders. We know that collaboration works. We know that arguing doesn’t. Which brings us onto...

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For the 2016-2020 period the AER has proposed to change the structure of street lighting regulation in Victoria. In the past, lighting maintenance costs on electricity distribution poles and lighting on dedicated street light poles were all regulated by the AER. From January 2016, it has been proposed that only those street lights on electricity distribution poles will automatically be regulated, as per the regime we’ve known up to now. Street lights on dedicated poles (largely in newer estates...

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Is your council is currently scoping or planning a public lighting project? Want to know how much funding your council could receive through the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) for energy efficient street lighting projects? Download our free ERF calculator that allows you to plug in some basic information to calculate the amount of funding you may be eligible to receive!

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Interested in lighting design? Energy efficient street lighting and outdoor lighting applications? Lighting standards, certification and regulations impacting the Australian market? The future of LED’s, smart lighting controls and solar lighting? International lighting replacement programs? Then come along to the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2014, the premier platform for lighting industry stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve energy efficiency, new technology, project opportunities...

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Ironbark's NATA accreditation has major implications for councils, lighting suppliers and Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) as we are now essentially a one-stop-shop for energy efficient lighting technology suppliers seeking approval. Ironbark produces NATA-endorsed reports that covers all relevant clauses of AS/NZS 1158.6 and requirements of DNSPs. We've had a few councils ask us how we got to this stage. To find out, we have to head way, way back to 2006, the year twitter was...

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