The colors of the Ukrainian flag are being displayed by exterior lighting around the world
As a result of the recent tragic events in Ukraine, buildings worldwide are being illuminated in the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag as a show of solidarity for the people of the Eastern European Nation. Iconic landmarks, government buildings, bridges, tunnels, fountains, homes, and even Ferris wheels worldwide display the Ukrainian flag colors in the night sky.
For decades, the tradition of changing the color of lights on a building’s exterior to commemorate important events, occasions, holidays, and organizations have been practiced.
Possibly the most iconic US landmark known for its changing lights is New York City’s Empire State Building. Since the 1970s, the Empire State Building has used colorful light to capture the world’s attention. According to esbnyc.com, in 2012, the building updated its system, adding state-of-the-art exterior LED lighting to display more than 16 million colors.
Washing buildings, monuments and landmarks in blue and yellow LED light
While landmarks and buildings worldwide, including the World Trade Center, Eiffel Tower, London Eye, Colosseum in Rome, and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, are showing off the colors of the Ukrainian flag, not all are doing so in the same way. The use of the flag’s colors on buildings takes many shapes and forms – windows illuminated in the shape of words, areas illuminated in flag shapes, entire facades washed in blue and yellow color, and color-changing demonstrations.
Transform a building, fountain, or outdoor space into a palette for showcasing your message, brand or celebration is a dramatic and memorable way to make a statement. Whether choosing colors to show others that you stand in solidarity with a cause or promoting a landmark or business, the proper lighting will draw your company, building, or location interest.
Boca Lighting and Controls offers a full range of exterior lighting products for outdoor illumination. Show off your colors with one of our medium profile six-channel color-changing LED strip fixtures or highlight your critical focal point or main visual elements with our high-intensity, dimmable solid color LED fixtures.
Boca’s line of exterior lighting offers seamless LED configuration, easy installation, is dimmable, and is available with full color-changing capabilities.