Bridge Season

Bridge Season

It doesn’t happen often that we have three similar projects finished at about the same time, but it just happened now and we thought we would share the quick news with you. 

We are proud to announce the completion of three bridge lighting projects around the world. What they have in common is that they are all bridges, but otherwise, they are all different and use different products and technologies, so without the further ado, let’s start with the introductions.

Pont Adolphe, Luxemburg City, Luxembourg

Adolphe Bridge

Source: SOLUDEC https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6329176718900895744

 

Adolphe Bridge is one of the major landmarks in Luxembourg and when visiting the city, you cannot miss it. It was built between 1900 and 1903 and the most recent renovation started in 2014. As a part of the renovation, GVA provided custom STR9 MONO linear fixtures that are illuminating the arches as well as the HL-DL linear direct view fixtures mounted at the ceiling of the undercarriage walkway for cyclists and pedestrians. Both products used our INFINITY® technology.

More information about the bridge here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Bridge

Burrard Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

 

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Burrard Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Canada. This Art-deco style, steel truss bridge has been connecting downtown Vancouver with Kitsilano since 1932. The most recent renovation brought demand for color and as a result of that, GVA’s LIRA RGBW fixtures were installed into the street lanterns and FL color changing flood lights are used to wash the pylons.

More information about the bridge here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrard_Bridge

Walterdale Bridge, Edmonton, Canada

Walterdale Bridge

Source: Dialog Design http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/walterdale-bridge-replacement/

Unlike the previous two bridges, Walterdale bridge in Edmonton is a brand new construction, completely replacing the previous bridge currently located right next to it. This long-awaited project started in 2013 and it was open for traffic in September 2017. While the HL-DL delineation lighting, as well as the STR9 deck lighting both powered by INIFNITY®, have already been installed, the system integration is still in progress, so please excuse the use of rendering (above) instead of real photos for this project. 

More information about the bridge here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walterdale_Bridge

Al Garhoud Bridge Lighting Celebrates worry-free 10 years

Vladimir Grigorik & Sajeeb Koya, Dubai, 19.10.2017

Vladimir Grigorik & Sajeeb Koya, Dubai, 19.10.2017

 

As a bonus, we are proud to share the following article written by GVA’s President, Mr Grigorik.

The article has been copied from the original post on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/al-garhoud-bridge-illumination-ten-years-later-vladimir-grigorik/

Last Thursday, right after the Light Middle East trade show in Dubai, I visited the site of Al Garhoud Bridge.

 

It was great to see that all of our STR9 fixtures are working seamlessly…

 

[Pause]

 

Well, it’s not just a boring, self-promoting statement.

 

This is technical information for our LED lighting colleagues.

 

It was also an exciting and rewarding moment for me, because there is a lot of history behind it.

 

We supplied 1,400 meters of our STR9 fixtures to illuminate the bridge in 2007, Ten Years Ago…

 

The sense of achievement was created by the fact that all (100%) of originally supplied STR9 fixtures are working in 2017. According to my observation, NONE of the luminaires have failed, not even a single LED…

 

22,500 of Blue and 8,000 of 5000K Luxeon I LEDs were used…

 

Well, the white LED’s spectrum has significantly shifted to the greenish zone, but Blue remains stable…

 

Just a small number of attached power supplies (I believe 50 of 571) have been replaced. When you take into consideration that the standard warranty for power supplies was just two years, it’s not a bad result. But the fact that only power supplies failed, worked as proof that a remote power supply in an accessible area works way better for applications where the maintenance is difficult. It was one of the driving forces in the development of GVA’s INFINITY® Technology, a tool that allows for a 300-meter long continuous LED lighting circuit from a single remote power supply.

 

All this is confirmation that a 10 Year Warranty is not an empty promise, it is proven, it is real.

 

It also confirms that our proprietary STR9 sealing technique works well in one of the most difficult climates: hot, humid and salty. All of the sleepless nights calculating  every molecule of water which can travel into the fixture, thermal simulations, verifying the material properties and a strict production control has paid off.

 

I’m planning to publish the case study of this project shortly.

 

Proudly, I was able to share the accomplishment with our long-time partner for the Middle East – Sajeeb Koya, President of 3S Lighting. Thanks for your great support and encouragement, Sajeeb!

 

Vladimir Grigorik

 

Dubai, UAE

 

October 19, 2017

Bridge Season was last modified: October 27th, 2017 by Stefan Mesaros