First Look: Revitalization of Canada's First Railway Tunnel Transforms the City of Brockville, Ontario

  • Philips Color Kinetics dynamic LED lighting highlights architecture and geology of the heritage tunnel
  • Tunnel to become central hub to drive community engagement and bolster tourism

MARKHAM, ON, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced that its connected architectural lighting system was selected to illuminate the Brockville Railway Tunnel.  More than 700 Philips Color Kinetics ColorGraze Powercore LED fixtures, containing 2,800 individually controllable colour nodes, have been used to transform the previously unused railway tunnel into a visually stunning pedestrian walkway that highlights the tunnel's architecture and geology.

A pillar of Canada's pre-Confederation industrial heritage, the Brockville Railway Tunnel has undergone an innovative restoration, transforming the interior of the tunnel into a cutting-edge lighting installation fitted with energy-efficient dynamic architectural LED lighting. Once completed, Canada's First Railway Tunnel and Railway Tunnel Park will attract more than 30,000 visitors annually – both local residents and tourists – and complement Brockville's other downtown and waterfront attractions.

At a preview event that took place earlier today, David LeSueur, City of Brockville Councillor and Brockville Railway Tunnel Committee Chair said, "The Brockville Tunnel is a remarkable historical landmark and we had a vision to transform it into a true attraction that will make it internationally known.  With the Philips architectural LED lighting, we have created something wonderful for the community and visitors."

City of Brockville Mayor, David L. Henderson, said, "We are seeing high-tech to illuminate our past and make it interesting for many generations to come."

The tunnel will become the central hub in Brockville to host community events and festivals year-round for both visitors and residents, further cementing it as one of the iconic landmarks in the Thousand Island region.

Notes to editors:
The official public launch of the newly restored Brockville Tunnel is on Saturday August 12 with a parade and several activities.  For more information, please visit http://www.brockvillerailwaytunnel.com/

About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

SOURCE Philips Lighting Canada

For further information: Philips Lighting Canada, Annie Stavridis, Integrated Communications Manager, Tel: +1 (905) 201-4175, E-mail: annie.stavridis@philips.com


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