Sapphire Industry Watch – July 10

  • The Opening Ceremony: A Superlative Show of Lights – FISU: South Korea put on a show during the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju. From individual lights on stadium seats to a display of Korea’s national symbol in the arena’s interior, LEDs expressed images of infinite potential to the participating athletes and viewers.
  • Statue of Liberty Gets New Lighting System – CBS New York: A new LED lighting system has been placed on the grounds around the Statue of Liberty in an effort to reduce energy consumption and enhance the viewing experience in the evening hours. The lighting equipment was donated by Musco Lighting, who has recently installed LEDs at several national monuments, including Mount Rushmore and the White House.
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral Goes Green – The Age: Using cranes and scissor lifts, a team of electricians replaced 350 light bulbs hanging from the 15-meter tall ceiling of St. Paul’s Cathedral with new, energy efficient LEDs. The lighting project, which includes rewiring, new light fittings and a smartphone-controlled dimmer system, will cut the Australian church’s carbon footprint by nearly one third.
  • Orlando Eye hopes to turn heads with well-times colors – Orlando Sentinel: In celebration of Independence Day, the Orlando Eye was the canvas for a red-white-and-blue LED light show. At 400 feet tall and equipped with 64,000 programmable LEDs, patriotic imagery, including the American flag, was displayed on the wheel each night from July 3 through 5.