Empire State Building going with LED Lights
It was announced back in March that one of the worlds most iconic buildings New York’s Empire State Building is getting a lighting job. President Hoover in 1931 was the first to flick the switch and officially open the landmark building.
Now after 80 years the Empire State building is becoming technology savvy and upgrading to computer-driven LED light fixtures. This will not only help in sustainability and reducing energy cost but will also provide 16 million colour options, as compared to the current 10 used now.
It will also reduce maintenance time, as it currently takes a whole team several hours to change the colours, but with the new system colours will change instantly, making the building and New York an even more colourful city.
It is said that the new LED lights will be installed by September. This might prompt buildings in Australia to look at converting to LED, who knows we might start seeing light shows in our cities very soon as well.