GE Lighting beautifies Olympics in London

July 24, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
As a London 2012 Sustainability Partner and a Global Olympic 2012 sponsor, GE Lighting has worked alongside the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to deliver a series of lighting projects. The company has provided energy efficient, low impact lighting solutions for permanent as well as temporary lighting installations that will either continue to deliver energy savings for years to come or allow lamps to be re-used in projects around the city after the Olympic & Paralympic Games end in September 2012.

Besides the illumination effect as such, at such a high profile event security is of paramount importance for the conception of lighting installations. In this context, GE Lighting has supplied its Odyssey luminaires and CMH Streetwise lamps to ensure a high level of security within the main visitor areas in the Olympic Parks. GE Lighting's Streetwise lamps deliver a bright light and high colour rendering, help to promote feelings of safety within the parks and ensure footage gained through CCTV cameras is as clear as possible. With GE Lighting's vast portfolio, the company also supplied a range of specialist sports floodlights for the Olympic Hockey Arena. A very powerful architectural floodlight, the Euroflood 2000 has been designed with an integrated ballast compartment for HPS and Metal Halide (MH) lamps up to 600W.

In addition, to mark the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, GE has transformed London's iconic Tower Bridge with a new state of-the-art lighting system – designed to enhance its architectural features and replace static lights with luminaries that can vary in intensity and colour, while at the same time cutting energy consumption considerably. The famous landmark will also feature giant suspended Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos for the 45 days of the games. GE will be illuminating the rings, as well as smaller versions in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff using LED floodlights technology and working in conjunction with all the major cities' councils to ensure that the installations can be reused after the Olympic Games.  According to Phil Marshall, President and CEO for GE Lighting EMEA, the lighting installation can serve as temproary installations during future events.

For more information about GE Lighting's Olympic commitment visit http://www.gelighting.com/eu/