Storchenbrücke Winterthur/Switzerland – High-efficiency LED light emitter

Storchenbrücke Winterthur/Switzerland – High-efficiency LED light emitter
Storchenbrücke Winterthur/Switzerland – High-efficiency LED light emitter
Storchenbrücke Winterthur/Switzerland – High-efficiency LED light emitter
Storchenbrücke Winterthur/Switzerland – High-efficiency LED light emitter
Specifications: The Storchenbrücke ("Stork's Bridge") is a road bridge
across the SBB track system constructed as a cable-stayed
bridge spanning 61.20 m and 63.20 m with a central pylon of 38.00 m.
Project conditions:To illuminate the bridge's underside in "night sky blue" like a gate;
this was done using 4 LED floodlights at 58 watt each.
To illuminate the bridge's central support in orange, resembling a “stork’s legs”;
special LED floodlights with extremely narrow beam optics (3°)
were used for this, reducing the stray light (light pollution) to a minimum.
Light planning:Vogt & Partner
Builder:Stadtwerke Winterthur (Winterthur public services)
Special luminaires:LIG AG (Lighting Innovation Group AG)
Project implementation:2009

The illumination of the Storchenbrücke in Winterthur was redone within the scope of the "Stadtlicht" (City Lights) project. The new light installation was officially commissioned on 23 September 2009. This was based on a project competition won by the Winterthur light design office "Vogt & Partner".
The Storchenbrücke is to be newly staged as the Winterthur's landmark using an energy-efficient illumination. The bridge’s two face sides and the underside shall be illuminated in "night sky blue" like a gate. This was done using 4 floodlights by LIG at 58 watt each.

The bridge's central support is illuminated in orange to resemble "stork's legs". Special LED floodlights with extremely narrow beam optics (3°) were used to illuminate the pylon (38 m), which reduce the stray light (light pollution) to a minimum. The low power consumption and long life reduced the operating costs substantially.

Decorative illumination/exterior lighting

LIG LED SAM high-power floodlights Luminaire with

  • state-of-the-art LED and circuit board technology
  • Superspot optics
  • integrated electronic control gear

plus various options

LED components used: Osram Diamond Dragon LEDs

Picture Credits:

Lighting Innovation Group AG
Vogt & Partner
Stadtwerke Winterthur (Winterthur public services)