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Philips lights up China’s Binhe Yellow River Bridge

Philips Lighting Color Kinetics technology provides the lighting effects and can change up to 16.7 million colours

At night, citizens are amazed by a water curtain that is illuminated in rainbow colours
At night, citizens are amazed by a water curtain that is illuminated in rainbow colours

Philips Lighting’s architectural LED lighting has been chosen to illuminate the Binhe Yellow River Bridge in Yinchuan, China.


Compared to conventional lighting, it is estimated that the new long-life LED system could deliver up to 75 per cent energy savings as well as saving on operation and maintenance costs.


The double-cable suspension bridge, which spans the entire width of the Yellow River – the sixth longest river system in the world, has been illuminated using dynamic LED lighting. The bridge connects the city centre of northern China’s Yinchuan City with the Binhe New Area.


At night, citizens can see a water curtain that is illuminated in rainbow colors, giving the impression that a waterfall is running beneath the bridge. Philips Color Kinetics technology is used to provide the lighting effects and gives the flexibility to change up to 16.7 million colours.


The Shanghai Bright Language Lighting Design Co was responsible for the lighting design on the bridge and the project contractor was Shanghai New Century Industrial Equipment. The bridge project was designed by the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute.


After more than two years’ construction work, the Binhe Yellow River Bridge was opened to traffic in April last year. The lighting installation was completed in April 2017.


The bridge is 6,587 metres long and eight lanes wide, and is supported by six 98-metre-tall towers, each with cables that span to a total of 218 metres.



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