GE’s energy-efficient LED systems dazzle Tower Bridge in diamond white for Queen's Jubilee weekend
As London celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the landmark Tower Bridge dazzled in diamond white with GE’s state-of-the-art and energy efficient lighting system.
The lights will also take centre stage during the 2012 Games when Tower Bridge will be fitted with its giant Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos for the 45 days of the Games. Passers-by can see the new system being tested over coming weeks ready for spectacular one-off lighting displays during key moments of the Games.
Londoners will enjoy benefits from the deal long after the Games, as the new lighting system will be in place for 25 years.
A London 2012 Sustainability Partner and London 2012 Olympics sponsor, GE supports the spectacular illumination with a combination of architectural and floodlight LEDs. In total, 1,800 special energy-efficient LED lights have been fitted, along with 2,000 meters of energy-efficient LED linear lights, 5,000 meters of cable and 1,000 junction boxes.
A range of contemporary LEDs from GE Lighting are now illuminating Tower Bridge. More than 2 km of GE Lighting’s Tetra Contour architectural LED lighting has been installed on the stone and metal work of the bridge.
GE Lighting’s 90W LED Floodlights, together with other lamps and fixtures, have also been installed on and around Tower Bridge, as direct replacements for the old and inefficient system. Also as a London 2012 Sustainability Partner, a key objective of the new lighting scheme was to help improve energy efficiency.
The new lights brighten up the bridge, enhance its architectural features and replace static lights with bulbs that can vary in intensity and color, while at the same time cutting energy consumption considerably.