Tower Bridge gets a new cloak of LEDs for the Queen’s Jubilee

Tower Bridge gets a new cloak of LEDs for the Queen’s Jubilee

Technicians from GE have been busy clambering around London’s iconic Tower Bridge to install a new LED lighting system which will be 40 per cent more energy-efficient than the old lights – and prettier too.

Tower Bridge gets a new cloak of LEDs for the Queen’s Jubilee

Mobs of lighting designers and electricians have now strung 6,500 feet of energy-efficient LED linear lights all around the structure, installing 1,800 LED lamps and 1,000 junction boxes, using up 16,500 feet of cable.

In a rather unpatriotic twist, it turns out that the technology isn’t British: instead it was created by French firm Citelum, who have also built stunning lighting rigs for the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

Tower Bridge gets a new cloak of LEDs for the Queen’s Jubilee

Tonight, London Mayor Boris Johnson will turn on the lights to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the bridge set to gleam in “diamond” white throughout the weekend of the royal celebration.

[GE]

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