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Bespoke lighting shows off Whyalla Jetty’s spectacular design

Whyalla’s futuristic loop jetty is a spectacular example of lighting design that elevates a sleek design concept into a breathtaking architectural landmark.

Bespoke lighting shows off Whyalla Jetty’s spectacular design

Located on the Eyre Peninsula on the coast of South Australia, the stunning circular jetty is an unmissable feature alongside Whyalla’s foreshore. With the previous 122m-long jetty destroyed by fire, the Council sought to not only replace the old jetty, but to build a new structure to act as the centrepiece for the revitalisation of Whyalla. After extensive consultation, the unique design was picked from five options, with the distinctive loop shape proving overwhelmingly popular with the community.

Extended to 315m walking distance, the new Whyalla Jetty was rebuilt by Maritime Constructions with Magryn Engineering Consultants serving as the design engineers for the project. As a fishing and walking jetty, adequate lighting was needed to keep the public safe at night. The Council also wanted to upgrade from the old-school overhead lighting of the old jetty with an advanced lighting design to help show off the jetty’s new, ultra-modern design.

KLIK Systems lighting used in Whyalla Jetty’s design

A bespoke lighting solution was needed, which is where KLIK Systems, leading Australian manufacturer of linear lighting systems, entered the picture. The company’s LEDPod 50 system was installed in the balustrade that runs the entire circumference and length of the jetty, recessed into the handrail at 500mm intervals to provide uniformity and safety at night.

KLIK’s LEDPod is a versatile light system that is easily mounted on cylindrical, curved or square handrails thanks to retaining clasps and snap-fit installation. Its most enticing feature is the option for symmetric or asymmetric light distribution that provides light where it is needed and negates the need to tilt the handrail, eliminating unwanted glare.

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KLIK Systems lighting used in Whyalla Jetty’s design

Across the world, the LEDPod system has provided a source of glare-free lighting to countless pathways, stairs, bridges and other public spaces, and has been tested to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions. Its durability, ease-of-installation and precise lighting made it the ideal solution for the Whyalla Jetty project.

The jetty’s unique circular shape becomes an impressive feature at night with the concealed recessed lighting emitting a warm glow along the futuristic loop. Integrating lights in the handrails eliminated the need for unsightly overhead lighting poles and wires, while still providing practical and safe illumination for end users.

Opened to the general public in September 2020, Whyalla Jetty is a development that has replaced a once-tired structure with a genuine tourist drawcard. KLIK System’s innovative lighting solutions added the final touch to this iconic design, creating a 24/7 attraction with a wonderful ambiance at night.

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