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Building to adopt new green lighting fixtures

Buildings around the country are increasingly turning to new forms of lighting that offer greater energy savings and help reduce the overall carbon footprint.

Recently, the Empire State Building (ESB) announced it would replace the lights on the entire exterior of the building with advanced and efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs), which will give the building a new look and keep its operating costs down. The current lights offer 10 colors, and take a host of workers to replace and maintain. The new lighting runs on a computerized system that will provide a range of 16 million colors to create more customized light combinations on the building's facade. The system will be easier to manage and make each lighting more unique.

"Throughout our $550 million Empire State ReBuilding program, we’ve looked at every aspect of the building to make it energy efficient and install 21st century technology, befitting of its position as the World’s Most Famous Office Building," says Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings. "It is time to update our iconic tower lighting."

Protect employees responsible for replacing and maintaining lighting systems from hazards, such as falls and electric shock, by providing appropriate safety products, including fall protection, hard hats, and work gloves

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