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In association with Delhi government Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, has illuminated Qutub Minar with warm white LED.
The LED lighting also enables the tower to project itself as an urban icon in the heart of New Delhi’s Mehrauli area, further enhancing the image of the city and encouraging night tourism.
“At Signify, we are committed to help Indian cities develop more eco-friendly tourist landmarks by using LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The Qutub Minar has an enduring social texture reflecting the city’s identity as the historic political centre of the country. We are proud to bring the magic of the minaret to life at night with our Color Kinetics LED lighting that highlights its architectural features and at the same time is cost effective and energy efficient,” says Sumit Padmakar Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Signify’s operations in India.
This latest project complements the illumination of other historical monuments such as Red Fort and Safdarjung Tomb that have been executed by Signify, supporting the city’s efforts to encourage night tourism.
The project which took 4 months to complete has now become the talking point amongst Delhiites.