Iron Bridge, Shropshire

World’s first cast iron bridge at the “birthplace of the Industrial Revolution” has recently completed a major refurbishment and a brand new lighting scheme which needed plenty of modern cunning and technology to illuminate without detracting from any of the famous Victorian engineering.

  • The bridge is beautifully illuminated by a completely new lighting scheme designed by LPA and installed by Lee Engineering.
  • A Pharos LPC was chosen for its flexible and reliable 24/7 control, integration with photocell sensors, and compatibility with Lumenradio’s wireless DMX for communicating to lights across the river.
  • Pharos LPC + Lumenradio’s technologies overcome the cabling restrictions and the 4G router allows Telford & Wrekin Council to change programmes and schedule from any authorised computer or smartphone, with a Pharos BPS (Button Panel Station) backup in place to ensure system robustness in case of signal failure, and for onsite testing.
  • The Pharos control system comprises a single LPC 1 unit, which controls 17 light fittings and supports the final lighting effects: a warm white light scheme during the week and an innovative, dynamic blend of red and amber overlaying a dimmed white scheme for the weekend.

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Photos: © LPA Lighting