The LED lighting of an architectural marvel: The Meydan Bridge


The Meydan Bridge in Dubai is an architectural marvel. Connecting the Meydan hotel to the main road, its undulating wave form and striking construction are seen by millions every year.

In order to elevate the prominence of this route and to create an architectural landmark in the city, it was decided that the bridge should be illuminated.


Philips was selected to illuminate this wonderful structure. The project required a maintenance-free linear solution that would emit blue light and that could be easily integrated into the architecture and blend seamlessly with the undulations of the bridge.

The solution was Philips Color Kinetics eColor Graze Powercore LED grazing fixtures, in royal blue. eColor Graze Powercore produced the requested shade of blue light while providing a maintenance-free and energy-efficient solution. The 2 ft (610 mm) fixtures perfectly matched the undulations of the bridge, making it easy to install in time for the Dubai World Cup.


The illuminated bridge, seen by millions of visitors, creates a spectacular display of blue ribbons against the night sky, and serves as a special VIP entrance for the royal family and their guests.

Following the installation of the fixtures, the bridge has become a visual feast that can be seen from miles away. The blue light perfectly complements and enhances the striking shape.

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