- Regional Roads Victoria contacted Green Frog Systems as they were looking for reliable solar lights for 2.4km (7874′) of pathway along the foreshore in Lakes Entrance. The project required lights that could be controlled remotely, had a long lifespan (15 years minimum) and would have lower life cycle costs. The East Gippsland Shire council in which Lakes Entrance sits required a lighting solution that could withstand difficult coastal foreshore conditions, where mains power was unfeasible and damaging to the environment. The council was also eager to showcase cutting edge technology.
- Under a pilot program for Green Frog Systems’ ASPIRE solar street light, nine ASPIRE systems were placed along the 400 metres (1013′) of foreshore path, with connectivity for SAM (Solar Activity Monitoring). The ASPIRE unit brings the latest in efficient solar lighting technology, while meeting architectural design principles. Even on the coastal boardwalk in Lakes Entrance, the solar lights are not a distraction from the stunning natural environment. The SAM system can be centrally controlled via the web, allowing the council to operate each light when needed, for example turning off all lighting during New Year’s Eve fireworks.