Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

May 19, 2017

Jacques Cartier Bridge, illuminatedLumenpulse luminaires are lighting the Jacques Cartier Bridge and a series of iconic Montreal buildings as part of Montreal’s 375th and Canada's 150th anniversary festivities.

On May 17, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, a Montreal architectural landmark, came to life with a new lighting design, named Living Connections. This design adapts to the city’s changing seasons and the ever-evolving, data-responsive programming creates a unifying and dynamic symbol of Montreal’s unique history and creativity.

“We are very proud to have helped illuminate these iconic symbols that grace Montreal's skyline,” says François-Xavier Souvay, Chairman, President and CEO of the Lumenpulse Group. “As proud Montrealers, we felt a great responsibility to make sure we provided an effective, sensible lighting solution that revealed Montreal’s splendour bringing forth a new beacon of inspiration to Montreal’s sky for years to come.”

The Jacques-Cartier Bridge’s new lighting design was led by Moment Factory, and included the efforts of six more Montreal-based multimedia and lighting studios: Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public/Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations, and Udo Design.

The lighting design used approximately 95 high-performance Lumenfaçade luminaires to light the bridge pillars, while approximately 480 durable, high-output Lumenbeam XLarge luminaires, concealed from view within the structure, bathe the interior structure with a uniform wash of colour. The project is part of a series of new lighting schemes to celebrate multiple sites across the city, including the Ile Sainte-Helene Biosphere.

Created by the firm 4U2C, under the artistic supervision of lighting designer Yves Aucoin, the design enhances the existing lighting system and highlights the structure’s strong architectural qualities. The sphere’s appearance is constantly changing; various colour and intensity schemes are applied to the metallic structure throughout the night.

The Jacques-Cartier Bridges now joins the growing constellation of illuminated Montreal landmarks, which include such places as Place Ville-Marie, the Mount Royal Cross, the Biosphere and the Montreal Olympic Tower.



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Newman Electric

Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor throughout Atlantic Canada. Just last year the company was named “2016 Best Electrician” in The Chronicle Herald’s Reader Choice Survey.  Newman Electric offers electrical services in the residential, commercial and Industrial sectors that range in size from big to small projects.

The company started and remains locally owned and operated, employing over 40 certified and experienced electricians in the Halifax region.

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