Philips LEDs to light up Empire State Building

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New York City’s iconic Empire State Building is teaming up with Philips to use LEDs to create a state-of-the-art lighting show that changes colour in real-time.

The innovative Philips Color Kinetics system will change the building’s façade and mast lighting in real-time, providing better lighting levels and allowing the Empire State Building to highlight its architectural details.

The new computerised system will replace the existing traditional light fixtures with LEDs, bringing an instantly accessible a palette of over 16 million colours in virtually limitless combinations.

The new lighting system, which will be completed by September, is part of the major $550 million makeover of the building, which has incorporated many energy efficiency measures.

“Throughout our $550 million Empire State ReBuilding programme, we’ve looked at every aspect of the building to make it energy efficient and install 21st century technology,” says Anthony Malkin of Malkin Holdings, which owns the building.

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