Newcastle Bus Interchange


ADLT Lighting Project


Overview

The brand-new Newcastle Bus Interchange has been touted as “the final transport link” in the NSW Government’s $650m ‘Revitalising Newcastle’ program. Around 300 buses a week will utilise the new interchange, connecting commuters with other bus services, coaches, heavy rail and light rail.

Advanced Lighting Technologies’ supplied the Cree OSQ High Output LED Area & Flood Light as part of this project. The bus interchange was illuminated to Transport NSW’s lighting standards using a mix of direct and indirect lighting techniques, designed to minimise glare for both drivers and commuters.

The luminaires were not to be installed on the ceiling but mounted on the structure's many columns instead. The target lighting level was 160 lux at night, with consideration for higher lux values in the daytime. Special attention was given to the transition zones, ensuring bus driver's vision could safely adapt from daylight to artificial light.

Challenges

  • Unique luminaire mounting position
  • Achieve required light levels
  • A mix of direct and indirect lighting methods

Benefits

  • Transition zone lighting to assist bus drivers
  • Minimal glare to ensure visual comfort for all users

Location

Newcastle, NSW

Lighting Designer

GHD Newcastle

Customer

Transport NSW

Electrical Engineer

GHD Newcastle

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