Thursday 2 August 2012


Tower Bridge, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, now has a world class energy efficient lighting system which allows the lights to change in colour and intensity. The new system has been installed at zero cost to the taxpayer, thanks to an innovative funding deal between the Mayor of London, bridge-owners the City of London Corporation, and London 2012 sponsors EDF and GE. Londoners will enjoy benefits from the deal long after the Games, as the new system will be in place for 25 years.

In total 1,800 special energy-efficient LED lights have been fitted, plus 2,000 meters of energy-efficient LED linear lights, 5,000 meters of cable and 1,000 junction boxes. This will reduce energy consumption by over 40 per cent.