A replica globe with a high performance optic fitted with internal shields to mitigate spill towards the river was the solution. Within the globe a specially designed cone allowed just sufficient upward light over the upper part of the globe - this ensured the globe was seen in its entirety and not just the lower hemisphere.
The pedestals were shot blasted to take away the many layers of paint and any missing details were re-cast and applied before the units were newly re-painted.
This project allowed us to demonstrate our flexible approach and strong project management skills, restoring the luminaires and pedestals to their original splendour. Our high performance Diamond Optic® reflector ensures optimal performance and uniformity, making the Embankment a safer, more pleasant environment after dark.
Ken Livingstone officially switched on the new riverside lights, along the Southbank on Thursday 28 July 2005.