Philips Lighting worked with a Vietnamese construction company, the Sun Group, to turn the Nhật Tân Bridge into an illuminated work of art in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and its second largest city.
Hanoi Icon Bathed in Color
Each night, the new lighting system covers the bridge in a prism of colors, turning the structure into dynamic, ever-changing work of art. The new lighting illuminates the five great spans and the cables high above the bridge. Now, all who cross Hanoi’s Red River are met with the Nhật Tân Bridge’s five colorful spans. The spans symbolize the five ancient gates to the capital city.
The bridge was completed just two years ago and is currently Vietnam’s longest “cable-stayed” bridge, a technological advance over the suspension bridge. The Nhật Tân Bridge serves as a vital link between the city of Hanoi and its main airport. According to Philips, the newly illuminated bridge is already drawing tourists and locals alike.
Advanced LED Lighting Technology
The Nhật Tân Bridge leverages the cloud-based ActiveSite lighting management system from Philips for remote monitoring, maintenance, and management of the lighting system. The light points on the bridge’s spans are from Philips Color Kinetics. These light points can produce 16.7 million different colors.
The bridge uses products from Philips including the ColorReach Powercore Gen2, the ArchiPoint 25W, and the iColor Powercore. The color flexibility enables the bridge to be lit in particular colors for event and holiday commemoration.
Keeping lighting sustainable
Like many of the tourist-destination cities around the world, Hanoi is in the process of becoming a “smarter,” more sustainable city. Philips says that the bridge’s new system supports Hanoi’s sustainability goals. Compared to conventional lighting, the new long-life LED system can provide up to 75 percent energy savings, in addition to savings on costs for operation and maintenance.