The National Park Service on Thursday announced that a new lighting system, using light-emitting diodes or LEDs, will be activated next week on the grounds around the statue.
LEDs can last for up to 20 years before they need to be replaced compared with a six-year life for the current high-pressure sodium street lights. The initiative will save the city about $14 million a year, Mayor Bloomberg said.
The attraction can be seen from miles away and will soon be visible from space when all 270 feet of it are lit up with all of the colors of the rainbow.
Each evening from sunset to 2 a.m., January 14-20, the North, South, East and West sides of the building will display four shades each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink in this order, one color per night.
If you love watching your flat screen now, wait until you see what’s coming next – and just in time for the holidays, with prices so low, they’re too good to be true.