2012 marks the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign — her diamond anniversary as monarch of the British Commonwealth. Ahead of the celebration for this momentous milestone (as well as the 2012 Olympic Games) crews wreathed London’s 117-year-old Tower Bridge in thousands of LED lights.
Crews spent six months designing and installing the new system. They laid nearly 2000 metres of LED linear lights, 1800 LED lamps and 1000 junction boxes running some 5000 metres of cables. Designed by the French firm Citelum, the installations is expected to weather London’s weather for the next 25 years with a 40 per cent energy saving over the previous lighting rig. [GE]
The bridge will remain all white like this through the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.