Connecting communities with a bridge of light


    March 30th, 2022


    Tradeston Bridge lighting upgrade signals a brighter future for Glasgow’s Clydeside


    If the Clyde shipyard workers of early-20th century Glasgow had tuned in to news coverage of COP26, they would barely have recognised the backdrop.


    The River Clyde has served Glasgow since its earliest foundations, channeling immigration, trade, and commerce, and blossoming into the city’s industrial heart. When the shipyards faded away, the riverside became a blank canvas for a vibrant new identity. In recent years, the area has experienced massive regeneration.


    Tradeston Bridge has spanned the Clyde since 2009, linking the industrial Tradeston district on the south bank of the river to the Broomielaw and the city’s financial hub. The bridge has recently been enhanced by a vibrant new lighting project that complements its eye-catching, wave-like structure and form.


    The lighting project was facilitated by Glasgow City Council as part of the City Deal ‘Clyde Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter’ program, which will deliver £113.9M capital investment and regenerate the river corridor as a desirable urban quarter that attracts jobs, investment and contributes to regional economic growth. Lightways (Contractors) Ltd brought their expertise in carrying out exterior lighting projects throughout Scotland.


    The bridge’s handrail has been fitted with custom stanchion lighting using Color Kinetics high-performance professional LED lighting products from Signify. The system is connected to Signify’s Interact Landmark software application, which controls the lights from a central dashboard and offers the ability to monitor and manage performance and outages from a single, secure dashboard.

    Tradeston Bridge
    Tradeston Bridge
    Stephen Rouatt, CEO Signify UK & Ireland, notes the huge potential of visual landmarks like Tradeston bridge to create a positive impact.  “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing life into cities and towns, heralding a new era of urban design and beautification,” said Stephen. 

    We’ve lit bridges around the world and seen first-hand the positive impact that dynamic architectural lighting has on transforming local communities and economies."


    Marcus Vongpraseuth

    Channel Marketing Manager, Signify UKI

    "Color Kinetics, a scalable and innovative technology, is a perfect solution as it can help achieve a unique vision for the bridge.”


    Dervan Alleyne, Commercial Lead for Public & Sports Lighting for Signify UK & Ireland, explains more. 

    The Tradeston Bridge installation builds a flexible canvas for stunning, dynamic lighting effects that contribute to a creative, welcoming environment that reflects the people and culture of Glasgow."


    Dervan Alleyne

    Commercial Lead for Public & Sports Lighting for Signify UK&I

    "Pairing LED with connected lighting controls via Interact Landmark enables this to be achieved sustainably, with optimal energy efficiency and performance.”

    About the author:

    Michelle McLaughlin


    Michelle McLaughlin

    Key Account Manager, Signify

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify – UK&I PR Manager

    Nikita Mahajan

    Tel: + 44 (0)7459751618


    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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