Auckland, New Zealand
End User
Auckland Transport
Albany Busway Park & Ride
Smarter, Sustainable Cities

A 37% energy savings justifies the chosen LED scheme for Stage 2 of the Albany Busway Park & Ride major extension. Fast pay back and a ‘fit and forget’ approach to maintenance made this scheme a practical choice for Auckland Transport.


The Albany Park & Ride facility runs alongside State Highway 1. Controlling the spill light and glare were important factors to consider in the lighting design calculations. The Cree Lighting LEDway with backlight shields were chosen because of their exceptional spill light control. They also provide clean, bright light, ensuring Albany Busway users are able to navigate to and from their cars with comfort and security.

A ‘fit and forget’ approach to maintenance was essential. Vandal resistant, easy to maintain PRACHT Troja luminaires were implemented in the bus shelters (4 in each shelter) and custom painted to match the steelwork.

In a car park environment there is always the risk of ‘car versus pole’ damage. All the poles were located on raised concrete pile foundations to help prevent this mechanical damage. Custom made brackets for CCTV cameras were also incorporated into the application.

From a design aesthetic perspective, the poles were also sized to complement the aesthetics of “Luna” – a 7m tall limestone sculpture that was commissioned by Auckland Transport.


  • 37% Energy Cost Savings
  • Payback of 2.5 years for LED compared to HID equivalent already installed for Stage1
  • Low maintenance fit and forget approach
  • Cree Light Fittings – Cree Manufacturer’s Warranty of 10 years
  • Light Fittings – Application Life of 20 years
  • Poles – Paint Finish Warranty of 10 years

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