More than 22,000 connected Color Kinetics LED light points will be used to light up to 15 bridges with dynamic, artistic lighting effects via its centrally managed software – Interact Landmark. Color Kinetics LED lighting can create up to 16 million color schemes. Bridges include: London; Southwark; Cannon Street Railway; Millennium; Blackfriars Railway; Blackfriars; Waterloo; Golden Jubilee; Westminster; Lambeth; Vauxhall; Grosvenor; Chelsea; Albert and Tower. Every year there are 200 million crossings over the 15 London bridges.
Signify is committed to helping cities to develop eco-friendly business and tourist landmarks. An estimated 50-70% of the annual electricity consumption for architectural lighting is saved by moving to connected LED technology compared with conventional lighting. This project is expected to attract more people to enjoy the river and riverside. As with bridges and monuments Signify has lit around the world, this will have an enduring and positive impact on the local economy.
The Illuminated River:
The view of the four bridges being illuminated for the first phase of the Illuminated River Project supported by Signify. At 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) in length, equivalent to 44 football pitches laid end-to-end along 4.5 nautical miles of the River Thames, Illuminated River will be the longest public art commission in the world.
The London Bridge:
The London Bridge, illuminated using Signify’s Color Kinetics LED Luminaires, centrally managed using the Interact Landmark systems to provide dynamic, artistic lighting effects on this commuter favorite.
The Millennium Bridge:
Millennium Bridge is London’s first new pedestrian bridge for over a century and was envisioned as a “blade of light” across the Thames. In conjunction with Foster & Partners, the designer of Millennium Bridge, Signify has illuminated the bridge for the first time to showcase the blade of light across the river.
The Southwark Bridge:
The Southwark Bridge in London, one of the four bridges illuminated in the first phase of the Illuminated River project. Being connected, the lighting will be monitored remotely by Interact Landmark. The software will detect and manage faults and perform remote diagnostics and maintenance, improving asset management and thereby reducing costs.
The Cannon Street Railway Bridge:
The Cannon Street Railway Bridge which connects the City of London on the northern shore with south and south-east London by rail, is now illuminated by colorful and dynamic lighting from Signify’s Color Kinetics LED Luminaires. The iron bridge carries trains on the Southeastern line over the River Thames to Cannon Street Station.