|An impressive and exciting lighting scheme using fittings from Light Projects has recently been completed on the Tidal Weir Bridge in Glasgow. |
Designed and specified by Dave Bryant, former director at Spirit Design Ltd, the scheme was commissioned by the NVA organisation to revitalise a part of the city that was run-down and historically prone to urban deprivation issues such as crime and graffiti. The intention of the lighting scheme was to lift a impressive piece of Victorian architecture and history out of the gloom and in doing so revitalise and enliven the landscape.
By using a mix of CFL Colour Changer LEDs and Minor One fittings from Light Projects, the scheme uses a mix of coloured lighting which lifts the structure out of the traditional sodium city backdrop.As a concequence the river and its adjacent pathways now feel safer and the scheme has provided Glasgow with a vibrant and dynamic landmark.
Dave Bryant comments ‘The scheme is quite theatrical and we wanted to maximise the drama of the weir and the spume from the water flow as much as highlighting the powerful iron structure of the bridge. We used the CFL Colour Changers as we wanted specific colour rendering, the fittings are small and as needed to be placed in inaccessible locations on the support piers. The low maintenance benefits of LED technology with this technology was to provide an attractive lure with regards tothe choice of lighting instrument.”
The Minor One fittings were used with dichoric filters so they creating a linear array of vibrant beacons. The use of these filters make the lights change visibly in colour when viewed from an adjacent bridge. The colours change from gold to red to gold as you proceed across the bridge.
All in all this lighting scheme has transformed this previously gloomy environment into a lively and exciting visual treat. The ever changing face of the water providing a constant energy to the scene.