Sunday, April 15, 2012

3 April 2012, The Straits Times reported: Overhead bridges get 'green' lights to conserve energy

Photo: This pedestrian overhead bridge near Block 233 in Boundary Road is one of 50 islandwide that have LED lights and intelligent lighting detection systems. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

New commuter facilities such as overhead bridges, pedestrian underpasses and taxi stands will soon come with 'green' features to conserve energy. LED lighting will also be installed at existing overhead bridges and other facilities whose fluorescent lights need replacing.

My Opinion: The constant development of LED lighting has led to more affordable LEDs with better lighting effect and quality. The use of LED tubes for overhead bridges is an example of how we can lower the electricity consumption. My belief in building a sustainable environment is inclined towards lowering current input to achieve the same output for our appliances. This short term measure will surely be the lifeline while the world test out new methods to produce renewable energy.

Monday, April 2, 2012

ILight at Marina Bay 2012: Last day on 1 April 2012

TRY not miss out the wonderful lighting projects currently held at Marina Bay area (Just around Clifford Pier, Fullerton Hotel, One Raffles Quay and Marina Bay Sands).

The following are projects that attracted me:

1. Light of the Merlion

The projected neon lights certainly adds a marvellous coat of 'paint' for Singapore's Merlion. The colours symbolised to me the vibrancy of the current generation of Singaporeans and the modern society we lived in. My respects to the designers from OCUBO Portugal.

2. Garden of Light

It is truly a masterpiece wall paper pasted on our iconic Lotus looking arts museum located outside of Marina Bay Sands. Kudos to the designers at Hexogon Solutions Singapore.