Gallery: Dexia Towers’ 72,000 Rainbow LEDs Light Up to Show Tomorrow’s ...


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Thinking about turning on the news or heading to to check out the forecast? Bo-ring! Wouldn’t it be infinitely cooler if you could just glance over at a giant skyscraper illuminated by a rainbow of 72,000 LEDs to let you know whether it was going to rain or be sunny? Well that’s exactly what the Dexia Towers in Brussels do. The buildings’ 6,000 windows light up the night sky with a barrage of colorful bulbs showing residents of the city if they need to bring an umbrella to work the next day.

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  1. botbagel May 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Pertaining to the ‘drastically reduced due to the economic and finacial conditions’, I’ve only this to say: SOLAR POWER C’mon, if they are ‘prophetically’ making a statement @ LED lightening, why not make a broader statement praising their solutionaly ingenuity about everything green!

  2. Odikia July 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I find it interesting “green” is associated with 72000 LEDs being turned on every day, 365 days a year… Very very sad that this has a top spot on this week in green.

  3. kelley July 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    light pollution

  4. Myshel July 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    So Beautiful♥

  5. cincud July 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Nice butt, actually on their site is written “due to the economic and financial crisis, the lighting of the Dexia Tower has been drastically reduced. Between sunset and midnight the tower lights burn only 10 minutes per hour. No new lighting project is planned.” So why design systems that in the end is to expensive for our clients?

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