HARBORWALK

CASE STUDY

Situation

The City of Georgetown, South Carolina has been through several lighting options on the
recently renovated waterfront. In 2011 they replaced heavy duty brass up-lights on the
wood walkway along the harbor front. These brass lights were cumbersome and a trip
hazard as they came up from the decking floor. Additionally, Boaters complained the brass
luminaires were distracting as they docked along the waterfront. These antiquated lights
were replaced with an LED solution that was installed near the hand rails in an effect to
prevent the trip hazard and visually unpleasant obstruction the bronze luminaires became.

LOCATION
Georgetown, SC
MARKET/APPLICATION
Pedestrian Walkway

Challenge

Unfortunately, the LED option did not hold up to the elements of the harsh marine
environment. Replacement components were difficult to find and dark areas that were
no longer illuminated became dangerous for pedestrians to navigate. The maintenance
of these lights had become challenging. The City of Georgetown needed something that
would weather the harsh and wet conditions of the South Carolina coast. Aesthetically, the
current LED solution was bulky and not spaced evenly along the boardwalk resulting in an
uneven light distribution.

“It was important we made sure we were lighting the harbor walk for safety. We also wanted to
have even light to make this area of the city look its best. G&G LED Lighting gave us what we
needed and now we have significantly less maintenance than what was previously installed.”
Alan Loveless, Engineer

Solution

G&G’s low-profile, harsh environment, WPX series linear luminaires
were mounted underneath the hand rails of the boardwalk along the
waterfront. The overall wide distribution and light pattern allowed
city engineers to safely and consistently illuminate the boardwalk
by mounting a single two foot luminaire every thirty feet. The IP68/
IP69K waterproof design of G&G’s WPX series luminaires was the right
choice to install in the harsh environment of the waterfront boardwalk
experiencing storms and record breaking high tides. The versatility
and ease of installation of the low-profile plug and play luminaires
allowed exact mounting placement to be determined on location.
Additionally, the ability to adjust the direction of the lights after being
mounted enabled installers to rotate the fixtures for the appropriate
tilt and zero glare.

Result

The city electrical department was pleased with the overall look of
the installation. It is now a beautifully lit boardwalk and a highlight of
this charming South Carolina coastal town. The evenly spaced LED
fixtures create a safe environment for pedestrians to navigate. The
low-profile design has allowed for the lights to be mounted out of
the way underneath the hand rails for a clean look. Now you notice
the boardwalk and not the lights. The IP68/IP69K design has proven
reliable in this harsh marine environment resulting in zero maintenance
for the busy city electrical department.

Features That Mattered

  • Low-Profile – Compact 1” Round Housing

  • IP68/IP69K – High Pressure Hose-Down Rated

  • Easy Installation – Plug and Play Connectors & Cabling

  • Zero Maintenance – 100,000 Hour Lifetime