Miami Tower Adds Dramatic LED Lighting to Skyline

Miami Tower is set to establish itself as an iconic symbol of the city by adding an LED Exterior Lighting system meant to both considerably reduce energy use and add a dramatic new look. The advanced system will reduce related lighting energy usage by 92 percent, save tenants and the building’s owner nearly $260,000 per year in energy and related operating costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1.2 million pounds.

Miami Tower is set to establish itself as an iconic symbol of the city by adding an LED Exterior Lighting system meant to both considerably reduce energy use and add a dramatic new look. The advanced system will reduce related lighting energy usage by 92 percent, save tenants and the building’s owner nearly $260,000 per year in energy and related operating costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1.2 million pounds.

The cutting-edge LED lighting will also allow for custom light shows at the push of a button in support of tenants, holidays, civic and charitable groups, and other organizations looking to promote or commemorate special events.

The installation team replaced 382 metal halide lights that consumed 1,000 watts each and were limited to only a few static colors with 216 ultra-modern LED fixtures able to produce 16 million colors and hundreds of dynamic lighting effects. The system is managed by a software application that allows operators to change the tower lighting at a keystroke and virtually in real-time.

“Adopting the latest in building technologies is key to achieving greater energy efficiency, reducing our environmental footprint, and reinforcing Miami Tower’s position as the premier building on Miami’s skyline,” said Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tom Matese, general manager of Miami Tower. “The new lighting system will also allow us to reflect our civic pride and celebrate events of importance to the community with customized light shows.”

The exterior lighting retrofit is the most prominent element of a broader initiative at Miami Tower to follow sustainable management practices by reducing energy and water usage.

Already an icon in the Miami-Dade skyline, the I.M Pei-designed Miami Tower stands 47 stories tall and offers 623,000 square feet of commercial space. It features a world-class array of upscale amenities and personalized tenant services, while also providing the best access to I-95 and an on-site MetroMover station.

Image courtesy of Jones Lang LaSalle

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