LED LIGHTING: The Olympic Games may have just ended but the iconic Tower Bridge in London will continue to enjoy the benefits of the new energy-efficient LED lighting that is expected to be in place for the next 25 years. Together with its UK partner, EDF Energy, GE showcased its new 90W LED floodlights that lit the 800-foot long bridge in spectacular fashion during the historic Games.
Altogether, more than 2km of GE Lighting’s Tetra Contour architectural LED lighting has been installed on the stone and metal work on the bridge, illuminating the structure at night. The change has resulted in a 40 per cent reduction in energy consumption.
GE and EDF, a top supplier of electricity in London, are sponsors of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Swee Aun O, country manager of GE Lighting shared that the secret lies with GE’s Tetra® miniMax, a product that features OptiLens™, a patented GE technology that “maximises LED performance by capturing otherwise wasted light and redirecting it towards the illuminated surface.”
“GE Lighting is a leading supplier of LED lighting solutions to commercial users in the United States,” he said, adding that the brand was founded by Thomas Edison about 130 years ago.
Closer to home, the Tetra range used to light up the Tower Bridge was also used in Malaysia at the Tune Hotels Ipoh while the LED Baton was used as ceiling lights, resulting in savings of 42 per cent of the energy used.
GE Lighting also currently lights up the Mid Valley Megamall’s car park with its T5 LFL Indoor Lighting, with a 40 per cent reduction in energy used. The HID Floodlights at the INSPEN Stadium creating a football stadium that can achieve 1000LUX also optimises the use of GE Lighting.