Lexington parking garage to debut $100,000 light display

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fireworks aren’t the only thing that will help light up downtown Lexington on Independence Day. The Helix Garage, located at the corner of Main St and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, will get into the patriotic spirit Thursday with new red, white and blue lighting.

The 80 LED lights can be programmed to be any color or pattern. They were installed by Kentucky-based company Vincent Lighting Systems, which has also installed colorful lighting on the Empire State Building. Total cost of the project was around $100,000, paid for with Lexington Parking Authority proceeds.

“The lights enhance the architectural detail of the Helix’s circular exit ramp and are a dramatic way to brighten up downtown,” said Gary Means, Executive Director of the Lexington Parking Authority.

The lights will be turned on beginning at sundown on July 4 and will remain on until 3 a.m. The red, white and blue theme will continue throughout the weekend.

Going forward, the lights will be a nightly feature of the Helix Garage. The Lexington Parking Authority is considering ways to incorporate public ideas for colors and designs.

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