We look to the future as LEDs are now being used to illuminate The Statue of Liberty.
The LED revolution has found another foothold as this cutting edge technology is now lighting one of the nation’s most important monuments. On the night of July 7th, many gathered near the statue to see the lighting system in full force. The new system was a full donation from Musco Lighting. Similar systems are used to light the Washington Monument, the Flight 93 National Memorial and even the White House.
Due to the low wattage of LEDs, the energy consumption needed will be reduced by over 50%, not to mention having twice the brightness of the previous lighting system. The lighting is much more efficient with specification fixtures used to show all of the texture and depth. This famous landmark has seen several different sources of light as the technology has evolved. Lady liberty was first lit in 1916 with floodlights. She was later upgraded to incandescent lights and mercury vapor lamps. This next improvement in bulb technology is a greater push to a more environmentally conscious world.