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Old 08-07-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Should the skyscrappers of Downtown and Midtown replace the light bulbs with LEDs?
How LEDs Have Transformed the City Skyline - Zachary Edelson - The Atlantic Cities
Sure would make for an interesting skyline at night.
I think Centennial Tower has LEDs on it and maybe the new GP Tower lights are LED?
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Inman Park
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LED's on new Falcons Stadium would be cool so its not always red.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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Yes, they absolutely should.

Atlanta has fairly progressive architecture, but heinously boring and conservative lighting.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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The economics of LEDs keeps getting better so you're likely to see new lighting schemes come into being as the old systems need to be replaced. At the rate at which the prices of LEDs are going down and efficiency going up, in some cases it will even make sense to replace a perfectly functional conventional system with a new LED system. No doubt some buildings will take the opportunity to dress up their appearance a bit during the process.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The economics of LEDs keeps getting better so you're likely to see new lighting schemes come into being as the old systems need to be replaced. At the rate at which the prices of LEDs are going down and efficiency going up, in some cases it will even make sense to replace a perfectly functional conventional system with a new LED system. No doubt some buildings will take the opportunity to dress up their appearance a bit during the process.
Didn't GP Tower replace the lights with LEDs?
Yes it did. http://www.gp.com/newsroom/newsarticle.asp?newsid=10928
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I sure hope they do LED the skyline!!! That would be awesome!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Yes, they absolutely should.

Atlanta has fairly progressive architecture, but heinously boring and conservative lighting.
I don't know about all that... I can't agree with "heinously boring and conservative" because as far as I've seen, seems to me like MOST skylines are far less lit than Atlanta's skyline. If you ask me, seems we do a lot better than at least 80% of cities... Yes, I just randomly threw out 80% without basing it on anything yet. That's a guesstimate
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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Yes, they absolutely should.

Atlanta has fairly progressive architecture, but heinously boring and conservative lighting.
Atlanta's skyline is more lit than 90% of cities skylines LOL. The spires on most of the buildings alone have great lights. I love ATL's skyline at night especially from the 17th st. bridge.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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I find us pretty boring compared to cities like Dallas.

Look up it's night time skyline.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Should the skyscrappers of Downtown and Midtown replace the light bulbs with LEDs?
Great idea, although I would do the whole skyline.
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