New lighting for London’s Tower Bridge unveiled

London Mayor Boris Johnson switched on the new lighting for the city’s landmark Tower Bridge to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

The new lighting system, which includes 2 km of energy-efficient LED linear lights, almost 1000 projectors and 1,000 junction boxes with 5000 metres of cable, will cut the monument’s energy consumptions by 40 percent.

Designed by Citelum using GE architectural LED systems, the new lighting can blend many shades of colours of variable intensity. The lights have been “heat formed” to fit a variety of architectural needs and enhance the Victorian gothic turrets, stone towers, and walkways of this 117-year old bridge.

The bridge, which glittered in “diamond” white throughout the weekend for the royal celebration, will sport giant Olympic rings and Paralympic agitos symbols for the 45 days of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games held in the British capital this summer.

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