Kingston Bridge

The new lighting is the final piece of a major refurbishment of the bridge which has been strengthened and widened to accommodate modern traffic levels. 
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames wanted to illuminate the bridge to enhance the architecture of the Grade II* listed bridge after dark.  Lighting consultant for the project, Tony Price of Capita Symonds, selected Sill for its wide range of optics and spill light control equipment, as it was essential to ensure glare control for river users on this stretch of the Thames which is classified as ‘dark’.

To enhance the architecture of the Grade II listed bridge whilst ensuring excellent glare control for the river users, SILL projectors were installed with blue glass filters and optical light control equipment. As is often the case, it was necessary for several trials on site with the experienced SILL team to overcome the tight project constraints.

Products Used:
Installed: (LED alternative)
490 / 491 / 495 High Power Projectors 49 Series LED Projectors
Product Notes:

SILL Lighting offers both HID and LED solutions: each technology has its own advantages and disadvantages – depending on project and site specific requirements. This installation incorporates HID technology. Current LED product alternatives are included in brackets for interest.

Sill’s 495, 490 and 491 series projectors are mounted on short columns near to the riverbank at each end of the bridge, painting the bridge with a subtle wash of blue light achieved using bonded-in blue glass filters.