The Big River Crossing required 2,370 separate fixtures with over 100,000 individual LED light points, forming a total of 9,480 feet of lighting. The Color Kinetics luminaires offered an expanded palette of more than 16 million colors, which form a variety of beam angles that showcase the depth and structure of the bridge.
The new lighting installation incorporates a cloud-based connected lighting system controlled by Interact Landmark software. Interact Landmark enables the remote management of the architectural LED lighting system, including diagnostics, real-time performance reporting, data analytics and controls, which reduces downtime and maintenance costs.
Because the bridge is constantly in use by watercraft and train traffic, it was vital that the lighting could be remotely adjusted at short notice. Interact Landmark lighting management software allows the lighting to automatically dim to a lower level in order to accommodate rail and maritime lighting requirements.
Using the Interact Landmark dashboard, authorized users can change scenes, effects and light shows from a remote PC or tablet device. The platform also allows users to schedule shows ahead of time for special events, ensuring the city can constantly refresh content for the bridge.
The new lighting installation allows the region to showcase spectacular light shows and stunning dynamic effects, creating a center of activity for both visitors and the local community, while encouraging further economic and social development in the area.