Seven Colorful Variations of Kyoto TowerLEDs Lighting Starts14 March 2016 - Sightseeing/Events
Kyoto Tower in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, began using LED (light-emitting diodes) floodlights on the night of March 14. One of Kyoto's landmarks that soars in front of JR Kyoto Station, the tower was illuminated with various colors.
Its management firm replaced the conventional halogen lamps with LEDs. The halogen-type floodlights were colored using film coverings, but the color of LED lights can be changed instantly just by operating the equipment.
"Tawawa-chan," the tower's mascot, and other participants pressed the lighting button at the special venue in front of Kyoto Station at 7:00 p.m. Lit by bright white light, the tower emerged against the night sky, then turned various colors, including blue, red, yellow, green, purple, pink and others, at two minute intervals. People walking by stopped to look upward and enjoy the variations in beautiful lighting. The tower is usually lit up by white LEDs from sunset to 10:00 p.m. Colorful LEDs are utilized for events and enlightening activities.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)