Philips Lighting announced the lighting of the Binhe Yellow River Bridge in Yinchuan, China. Dynamic LED Lighting from Philips illuminates the double-cable suspension bridge that spans the entire width of the Yellow River, the sixth longest river system in the world. The iconic new landmark links the center of northern China’s Yinchuan City with the Binhe New Area.
At night, citizens can see a water curtain that is decorated in rainbow colors, giving the impression that a waterfall is flowing right under the bridge.
The bridge opened to traffic after 28 months of construction in April 2016, and the lighting installation was finished in April 2017. The eight-lane bridge spans 6,587 meters long and is supported by six 98-meter-tall towers. Each tower features cables that span to a total of 218 meters.
Binhe Yellow River Bridge Lighting Scheme Created by Shanghai Bright Language Lighting Design Co.
The Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group) Co., Ltd. contracted the Shanghai Bright Language Lighting Design Co. to created the lighting scheme for the Binhe Yellow River Bridge. Philips Color Kinetics technology supplies the architectural lighting effects and enables the lights to mix to create up to 16.7 million colors. The lighting complements the Binhe Yellow River Bridge’s unique architectural design.
The bridge lighting project employs Philips Vaya Flood MP RGB BCP414, BCP417, RGB BCP411 luminaires and Philips Vaya Linear MP RGB BCP424 lights. The project also uses Philips ZCX400 Multi-Protocol Converter, Philips SSLCTR LRC9627 Ethernet Keypad (POE).
The new long-life LED system from Philips Lighting can deliver up to 75 percent energy savings compared to conventional lighting as well as saving on operation and maintenance costs.