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Thorn illuminates world’s longest sea bridge

Champion LED Pro and GTLED luminaires from Thorn have been chosen to light the brand-new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

Thorn has provided much of the lighting for the brand-new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – the world’s longest sea bridge – which is due to open soon.

The teams in China and Hong Kong secured two of the three lighting contracts associated with the 115.9 billion yuan (€14.7 billion) project, using luminaires from Thorn.

Thorn’s products illuminate the two artificial islands at the east and west of the crossing, and the tunnel that leads to the bridge from Hong Kong.

Thorn was one of just three suppliers in the final round of bidding to light the artificial islands, and eventually won thanks to its ability to meet the extremely high construction standards and rigorous technical criteria. Thorn provided 120 Champion Pro LED 132 high-power floodlights, mounted on 12 high masts.

The company also supplied 6000 of Thorn’s GTLED Entry and GT58 luminaires with DALI drivers to light a one-kilometre tunnel. These dedicated tunnel luminaires provide excellent lighting performance with high uniformity and long life.

Mr. Guo Wei, equipment manager of CCCC First Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd.said: “It was vital that we find the right partner to work with us on this large-scale and prestigious project. We had stringent technical demands and a challenging environment to deal with, and we needed a supplier who could support us and work closely with us. Zumtobel Group and Thorn have done a great job.”Pic2

Mr. Keith Ha, Product Manager of China State Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Limited said: “We were delighted to work with Zumtobel Group and Thorn on the lighting for this major tunnel. They have fulfilled a challenging lighting brief and provided us with great products and great service. The results speak for themselves.”

The 30km bridge will dramatically reduce driving time from Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau from 4½ hours to just 40 minutes.


Lighting Design:Mr. Quanke Su
Luminaires:Champion Pro 132 S45 and Champion Pro 132 S30
Ingress protection:IP66
Contract value:€114,000


Lighting DesignAtkins
Electrical EngineerChina State Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Limited
Lighting SolutionGT58 2X49W – Base (Tridonic DALI driver)
GTLED Entry – Boost (Osram Optotronic DALI driver)
Contract Value€1,389,000