LED Applications in London Olympic Games
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London Olympic Games has grandly opened on 27, July. And visitors may have a great impression on the wonderful LEDs which dresses up the host city. Now, let’s go and look at gloriously views.

GE LEDs Light up London’s Tower Bridge
GE, EDF, the Mayor of London and City of London Corporation refitted the 800-foot long London Tower Bridge with LED lighting system, expected to be in place for the next 25 years and cut its energy use by 40%.

The Tetra Contour system by GE provides the classic look of exposed neon and all the energy efficiency of LED technology. The technology used along the bridge can control the vividness of the lighting and it can be dimmed or enhanced at will.

The Fabric Wings with Tiny LED Lights
At the opening ceremony, the dove bikes with fabric wings had tiny LED light and were operated by aluminum rods attached to the handlebars. The riders need only to press the handlebars to create the flapping effect.

LED-lit seats Create Flowing Light Waves
The coolest—pun intended—LED light use, was LED-lit seats. Olympic viewers watched as waves of lights flowed with the beat of the music.

Much of the work was in play well before the Olympics torch was passed. The International Exhibition & Convention Centre saw an LED lighting upgrade in advance of the games. Existing lighting gave way to greener, more energy-efficient LEDs replacing 35 existing 400W high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with Dialight’s 150W 14,000 lumen High Bay LEDs to light the north side loading docks and traffic marshaling areas.

Olympic Park Bathed in GE Lighting LED modules
Olympic Park, which includes Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and Aquatics Center: GE Lighting supplied 25,000 Tetra PowerMAX LED modules as well as Tetra LED Drivers to light the park at night. Currently, for the games, the light levels will be 15 or 30 lux, which will be dimmed to 15, 5 or 2 lux once the Olympics are over.

Philips Supplies Removable LED Lighting Engines
Accommodating CCTV cameras was part of the goal for the lighting masts in the park, which will be removed post games. The masts keep the apparatus from ground level eliminating clutter and adding to safety. The masts at 3`m tall, topped with a 5m-tall vertical wind turbine, below which is a 7m-diameter “halo” light housing. There are 7 masts in total, spaced 65m apart.


In this case, Philips was very visible. The luminaires contain removable LED light engines to allow replacement and future upgrades. Philips Lumileds supplied the LEDs. Each halo supports 12 floodlights, containing 150W, 3000K CMH lamps.  The circumference of each halo has an array of 528 RGB LED nodes that convey various color schemes and animated patterns. The RGB LED system was manufactured by Philips Color Kinetics and supplied by UK-based distributor Architainment. In total there are 11,193 channels of individual control, using hard-wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

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