Philips Lighting is providing the illumination for the Binhe Yellow Bridge in Yinchuan, China, offering new dynamic light emitting diode (LED) lighting that spans the entire width of the Yellow River, the sixth longest river system in the world.
The lighting will provide a water curtain that is illuminated in rainbow colors, giving the impression that a waterfall is running right under the bridge. The lighting uses Philips’ Color Kinetics technology to provide architectural lighting effects with the ability to change up to 16.7 million colors.
In addition to providing a variety of color variations, the new lighting system may provide up to 75 percent energy savings as well as savings on operation and maintenance costs, Philips says.
The Binhe Yellow River Bridge was opened in April of last year and the lighting was completed in April. The bridge is 6,587 meters long and eight lanes wide while being supported by six 98-meter tall towers with cables that span to a total of 218 meters.