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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 a special moment for councils around Australia with the 500,000th energy efficient street light installed. Light number 500,000 was installed in the City of Campbelltown in the north-east suburbs of Adelaide, which is fitting given the pace of change and number of LEDs now being installed throughout South Australia due to co-operation between Councils and SA Power Networks, which manages and maintains about 200,000 street lights on behalf of councils and the state government.

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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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Ironbark are working with Sustainability Victoria to deliver a series of carbon accounting webinars as part of the Local Government Energy Saver (LGES) Program. The webinars are free for any council around Australia to attend and will cover Greenhouse Emissions Reporting for Corporate and Community (Wednesday 16th May 10:00am-12:00pm (AEST)); Greenhouse Gas Data Management (Wednesday May 30th 10:00am-11:00am) and Science Based Targets (Tuesday 19th June 10:00am-11:30am). Hurry up and register! ...

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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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In June 2016 Victorian Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP) AusNet Services announced the approval of six residential (Category P) LEDs and the introduction of three major road (Category V) LEDs that are now available for use on the network. This is big news for councils looking towards major road lighting changeovers as the next step in energy efficient public lighting upgrades. The new residential LEDs provide additional replacement options for 80W and 125W mercury vapour lights and...

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Since 2012, Victorian councils have purchased hundreds of thousands of LED street lights through the MAV's standing panel of approved street lights. Leveraging the combined purchasing power of councils has resulted in economies of scale and seen councils saved up to 45% in capital costs of street lights and months of procurement headaches. Given the success of the initial standing panel, in early 2016 the tender was refreshed and the updated pricing table is now available to all Victorian...

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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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