A Shimmering Oak

Pictured here and in a previous post, the recently unveiled Shimmer Wall at the Raleigh Convention Center works so well as an example of environment-friendly public art. Here's why:

  • The wall is decorative but also serves as ventilation for the boilers, cooling towers, exhaust vents, and other mechanical units behind it.
  • LED lights cost about 80% less than incandescent bulbs, and will last 30 years, or 50,000 hours.
  • The fixture is equipped to deal with hurricane force winds.
A few more considerations:

  • No public funds were spent on the lights.
  • The wall will never show the same image twice.
  • Controlled by computer, the LED's are capable of displaying more than one million colors.

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