GE and EDF sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is highlighted in the transformation of the Tower Bridge with a specially designed lighting system. Launched just before the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, the LED lighting show brightens up the bridge, enhance its architectural features and replace static lights with bulbs that can vary in intensity and colour, while at the same time cutting energy consumption considerably. The new GE Lighting system will feature Olympics imagery during the games, but will continue to enhance the London cityscape for the next 25 years. 1,800 special energy-efficient LED lights have been fitted, along with 2,000 meters of energy-efficient LED linear lights, 5,000 meters of cable and 1,000 junction boxes.
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The new lights will take center stage during the 2012 Games when Tower Bridge will be fitted with its giant Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos (symbols of movement in the shape of asymmetrical curves) for the 45 days of the Games. The bridge will also light up for spectacular one-off lighting displays during key moments of the Games.
Photography featured here is by Simon Kennedy, Richard Chivers, Andy Matthews, Jason Hawkes and Jim Stephenson.