Philips Lighting illuminates Big River Crossing with new connected lighting system

Philips Lighting has unveiled a state-of-the-art connected LED lighting system on the Big River Crossing as the finale of its grand opening celebration on Saturday.

Image credit: Philips Lighting/ Facebook page
Image credit: Philips Lighting/ Facebook page

The Big River Crossing spans nearly one mile in length and is the longest public pedestrian/bike bridge across the Mississippi River.

According to the press release on the Business Wire, the installation features more than 100,000 Philips light points including Philips Color Kinetics ColorGraze Powercore MX4 luminaires.

“These connected luminaires offer an expanded palette of more than a billion intensely saturated colours or finely tuned pastels and hues in a variety of beam angles so that the full volume and depth of the bridge will be showcased,” reads the press release.

“These capabilities allow the LED lights to produce hundreds of possible configurations and light distribution patterns to create static displays or dynamic colour shows that can be programmed to commemorate special events, holidays and important civic causes.”

Amy Huntington, CEO of Philips Lighting Americas said the installation is further enhanced by Philips ActiveSite System, a cloud-based connected lighting platform that provides remote monitoring and management capabilities to ensure operational efficiency and the ability to program the lights without being tethered to the bridge.

“Technology is radically transforming the way public spaces are illuminated while also helping to contribute to the economic, social and cultural prosperity of the local community,” Ms Huntington added.

“This dynamic lighting system featuring high quality, energy efficient LED lights is designed to enhance tourism and community impact by reimagining how people experience the iconic boardwalk.”

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