Celebrate Presidents’ Day and American Style
Sculptor Gutzon Gorglum spent many hours observing the effects of light and shadow during the day in order to find the best veiwing opportunities for illuminating the images on Mount Rushmore at night.
A Light History of Mount Rushmore
• “First” Light: In the 1940s, the images of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were illuminated with army search lights.
• “Better” Light: Since the 1990s, 32 lights with metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps using 18,800 watts of energy have been used to light the sculpture.
• “The Best is Yet to Come” Light: December 2014, Musco Lighting company has donated a lighting system that will deliver a 90% energy savings using 1,600 directional LEDs!
Do you see your favorite president in lights?
“Andover” LED table lamp from Dimond in Washington White
“Lincoln Park” table lamp from Pacific Coast Lighting
“Roosevelt” floor lamp from Trend Lighting
“Truman” chandelier from Hinkley Lighting
“Jefferson” chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting
“Wilson” flush mount from Quoizel Lighting
“Jackson” chandelier from Troy Lighting
“Clinton” wall sconce from Hudson Valley Lighting
“Kennedy” table lamp from Murray Feiss Lighting
Celebrate great savings and magnificent illumination on Presidents’ Day 2015. Visit a Capitol Lighting showroom for in-store specials or 1800lighting.com for the best in lighting at the guaranteed lowest prices.