LED upgrade of the Eastlink Tunnels

A LED Upgrade like no other

After four months of rigorous planning, the Keece team completed what could be considered our most complex project to date. The LED Lighting upgrade of ConnectEasts’ Mullum Mullum and Melba Tunnels.

Over an impossible 5 night program (3 nights consecutive), Keece Electrical Services upgraded Eastlink’s Melba and Mullum Mullum tunnels to LED.

The works completed under strict COVID, ConnectEast and Ventia requirements included:
– the retrofit of 536 HPS light fittings, upgraded to LED
– removal of over 522 fittings and replacement with brand new LED units
– installation of 98 new LED fittings including new circuits
– change of circuits across more than 50 units for the lighting program
– installation and commissioning of more than 5000+ metres of cable

A difficult project in trying times

Deemed a project of state significance, despite continual project setbacks with drawing changes, fittings deliveries, COVID lockdown and team members being quarantined the determination of the team to make sure we completed the project on time remained solid. Every setback was rapidly assessed, consequences determined and then planned how it was to be dealt with and get it done.

The Tunnel Project was a massive team effort. In fact in my 5+ years at Keece it’s the first project where everyone within the Melbourne office (Projects, Maintenance, Estimating, Admin teams) was involved simultaneously together on a single project and collectivley as a team.

Keece GM – Gerard Lyons

Special thanks to the LED Tunnel upgrade gurus!

We would sincerely like to thank our project partners Lumitex Ltd.
Lumitex where the head contractor for this project. Their expertise in tunnel lighting shone (pun intended). The engineering, design, interpretation and compliance to the global standards, in addition to their superior manufactured, LED units ensured this #industrialledproject was a success.

Feedback from this milestone LED Upgrade Project

The Lumitex LED Team extends a huge thanks to our installation partner Keece Electrical Services who, despite the COVID lockdown in Melbourne, skillfully completed the Eastlink Tunnel lighting upgrade on schedule over the weekend

Phil Delich – Lumitex Ltd

Great efforts in difficult (covid) circumstances. Job well done

Stuart L – ConnectEast

An LED upgrade project of significance – check out the media we received:

https://www.worldhighways.com/wh12/news/lumitex-lights-melbournes-eastlink-tunnels

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6807809318898036737

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