The decorative lighting that adorns the iconic pedestrian bridge in East Perth linking Trafalgar road and Henry Lawson Walk has long been in need of replacement. City of Perth and Light Application have a strong relationship, so the news that the electrical contractor selected for the project would utilise a Light Application design was well received by all.

The system is programmed to display dynamic light shows with vivid colour and fluid movement on a primarily autonomous basis. Seasonal and event programming is pre-loaded, with appropriate colour schemes and animated patterns automatically triggered at sunset on the appropriate days. Event shows include Australia Day green and gold, Remembrance Day red, a festive Christmas show in red, green and white and many more. A fibre optic Ethernet connection to Council House is provided to allow for remote programming changes and manual override if desired. The system can be easily controlled by Council staff as required via a convenient user interface viewable on any web browser.

The bridge deck and suspenders are lined with a total of 280 metres of PureLED FlexTube Addressable and the towers are each lit with three PureLED Pixie 12s and one Pixie 18. For control, program content streaming and scheduling, the existing Pharos LPC controllers were refurbished and reused, plus one additional LPC added. The Pharos system outputs a combination of DMX to the tower uplights and Streaming ACN to a pair of PureLED Chameleon interfaces to drive the FlexTube addressable from an enclosure located under each tower.

Client: City of Perth

Electrical Contractor: Stiles Electrical

Photography: Artist Liaison