Illuminated, the Governador Pedro Ivo Campos and Governador Colombo Machado Sales bridges have created a new landmark reference for the city.
Certain that using lighting as a resource to cause visual impact in the city, the Florianópolis (SC) City Hall invested in the modernization and expansion of its street lighting. The agreement, signed between City Hall and Celesc Distribution, kicked off the installation of Golden metallic vapor light bulbs in the display lighting of the Governador Pedro Ivo Campos and Governador Colombo Machado Sales bridge columns, which interconnect the Island of Santa Catarina to the continent.
The decorative lighting, inaugurated with fireworks on May 13, has the purpose of beautifying the city just before receiving the World Travel and Tourism Council – WTTC, an event held in May for the first time in South America.
The project was drafted and executed by the technical body of the SQE Consortium, which is responsible for the management of the street lighting in the capital city, formed by Sadenco, Quantum and Enerconsult, together with CELESC Distribution.
160 colored tubular metallic vapor light bulbs were installed, with Golden technology, and a power of 400W. Installed in high performance projectors distributed along the bridges’ support columns, “The blue tubular light bulbs caused a major impact to the appearance of the city appearance, which has gained a new landmark”, affirmed the Sadenco director, Engineer Pedro Alberto de Miranda Santos, who was part of the technical team that developed the project. Seven projectors were used on each column, with light beams directed upwards in order to highlight the bridge columns and emphasize the view in the background, in order to observe various parts of the city. The walkways and bike lanes under the bridges were also recovered by using 70W sodium vapor light bulbs, which formed a yellow outline around the bridges, which not only contributed to their beauty, but also to the safety and comfort of the walkway users.
The executive explained that several types of light bulbs were tested, but the one that presented the most adequate blue tone was Golden’s. This tubular-shaped light bulb provides excellent color saturation and dispenses the use of gels in order to obtain decorative effects, “which make it ideal for places that require unique effects”, explained Golden commercial director, Ricardo Cricci.