Control Lighting, working with Light Bureau, has developed a control system for an underground taxi drop-off area near London’s Tower Bridge.

More than 150 LED luminaires are mounted on a curved panel on the tunnel wall, with lighting scenes and sequences controlled by a central computer. Specialist sensors along the length of the tunnel are triggered when a car enters. Paul Nulty of Light Bureau said:

“The feature wall draws the eye through what is otherwise a very utilitarian space. We wanted the animation to keep pace with vehicles, thus avoiding distraction for the drivers This required an intricate control system to process several commands at once while marrying up with the functional illumination.”