As such there are countless festivities planned across the city … and even the historic landmarks are getting in on the act. Tower Bridge has been kitted out with a new state-of-the-art lighting system to help mark the occasions.
Over the past six months designers and electricians have been scaling the granite ledges and steel suspension chains of London’s landmark Tower Bridge to install some 6,500 feet (2,000m) of energy-efficient LED linear lights, 1,800 LED lamps, and 1,000 junction boxes with 16,500 feet (5,000m) of cable to the 117-year old bridge.
The new lighting system is set to cut the landmark’s energy consumption by 40 percent. It was built by the French firm Citelum, which has previously seen its lighting designs illuminate the Eiffel Tower and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and used GE architectural LED systems.