Signify recently announced that it will provide smart connected lighting solutions for 15 iconic bridges in London by 2022. The “Heart Light Shine” lighting renovation project, led by the Illuminated River Foundation, aims to reshape the bridge landscape on the Thames and is committed to making London one of the most attractive cities in the world. . By using Signify’s Interact landmark IoT lighting platform and Philips Color Kinetics (PCK) LED luminaires, the bridge’s lighting can be controlled by centralized control software for dynamic, artistic lighting. In addition, Signify will provide full lifecycle services for the project, enabling remote monitoring and management of smart connected lighting points on bridges over the next decade.
The project is the first overall lighting renovation of the bridge in the core area of London, taking into account different perspectives on the bridge, on the river bank, in the sky, in the building and on the ship, creating a multi-level visual experience for pedestrians. To this end, the Illuminated River Foundation launched a global design competition, and finally, the famous international artist Leo Vlillareal and the London architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ lighting design stand out. Signify has been selected as a partner in this large-scale smart connected lighting project with its extensive business coverage and expertise in lighting, as well as extensive experience with lighting designers and architects.
“London’s bridges are world-famous, but their contribution to the city’s night scenes has been neglected,” said Sarah Gaventa, project director for the Illuminated River Foundation. “Working with Signify to transform landscape lighting along the Thames, It was a groundbreaking attempt for us. The 15 bridges on the Thames will use dynamic energy-saving LED luminaires for the first time. With the help of the Signify Interact landmark IoT lighting platform, we are creating the largest public art ever. ”
“One of the effective means of injecting vitality into the metropolis is a sign of the era of urban design and beautification. Signify’s global lighting case shows that dynamic architectural lighting can have a positive impact on local communities and the economy. We are honored. Being able to be a partner in this project, bringing stunning bridge landscape lighting to Londoners,” said Maria-Letizia Mariani, Senior Vice President of Europe and President of Europe, Signify.
The first phase of the project will be completed in June 2019, and Philips Color Kinetics (PCK) LED luminaires will be the first to light the world-famous London Bridge, Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Millennium Bridge, and use the Signify Interact landmark The IoT lighting platform remotely monitors and manages the lights of the four bridges. This is the first time that the main body of the bridge and the bridge belly of the Cannon Street Railway Bridge are illuminated. The wide and three-dimensional lighting effect helps to improve the night environment around the bridge and enhance the safety of the area.
About London’s “Illuminated Rivers” project:
1. The 2.5-mile “Heart Light Shine” project will be the longest public art project in the world, with 44 football fields connected to the end of the Thames. Signify’s Interact landmark IoT lighting platform centrally controls all of the smart connected lighting products used in the project.
2. More than 22,000 Philips Color Kinetics (PCK) LED lighting points will be used on 15 London bridges, each offering more than 16 million colors to create dynamic lighting. The 15 bridges are London Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Blackfriars Railway Bridge, Golden Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge Westminster Bridge, Grosvenor Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge.
3. About the London Bridge: The area has been a popular location across the Thames since the Middle Ages, with many bridges built around it. The commuter’s favorite bridge is equipped with sidewalk heating to prevent the road from freezing when the weather is cold.
4. Built at the beginning of this century, the Millennium Bridge connects the St. Paul’s Cathedral on the North Shore with the Tate Modern and the Grand Theatre on the South Bank. It is known as the “Blade of Light” on the Thames. In cooperation with the designer Foster Architects of the Millennium Bridge, Signify will use the dynamic lighting to light the bridge for the first time, adding luster to the bridge across the river.
5. More than 200 million people pass the fifteen bridges each year.
Signify is committed to helping cities develop eco-friendly business and tourism landmarks. Smart Connected LED lighting is expected to save 50%-70% of annual electricity consumption compared to traditional lighting.
Once connected to the network, Interact landmarks provide remote monitoring and management of lighting products. The software monitors, manages faults and performs remote diagnostics and maintenance, improving asset management and reducing costs. The 15 bridges on the Thames use more than 13,000 luminaires for centralized or grouped control to create a dynamic and unique urban landscape. In addition, special lighting scenes can be created during holidays and major occasions such as royal birthdays and New Year’s Eve.