Turning On Toronto

As you know, IT loves its lights. So we proudly introduce you to Toronto’s CN Tower, which now lights up in many colors and uses LED technology (Light Emitting Diodes), creating these lighting effects that use 10% less energy than the old lighting system. The new display was inaugurated on June 28 and has been treating Toronto residents and visitors to a different light show every night. Each lighting fixture can produce 16.7 million color combinations, all controlled digitally from a single computer console. The best part? The lighting effects are not stationary, but pulse and flow and zoom, as you can see in this YouTube video.  The LED bulbs are expected to last ten years, which means less maintenance and fewer bulbs used. Another plus? The lighting will be dimmed during spring and fall bird migration seasons—the CN Tower has been a longstanding participant in this volunteer-run program that encourages buildings to dim unnecessary exterior lighting to mitigate bird mortality during spring and fall bird migration.

P.S. IT’s in love.

*Photo by Photosapience

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