LIGHTING UPGRADE: Red to Remember

For the first time in its 84-year history, the Shrine of Remembrance will be illuminated red from Friday 2 November to Sunday 11 November to mark the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War. Media and the public are invited to come to the Shrine to capture this unique Centenary of Anzac event.

The ability to colour the Shrine is just one element of a new upgrade to external lighting; the first upgrade since the lighting towers were installed in 1932. As well as improving night-time visibility of the Shrine, the new LED lights will result in significant environmental benefits and cost savings.

Currently, the Shrine’s lights draw a combined 40,000 kWh per year, while the new lights consume less than 7,000 kWh per year. The project will also enhance safety and support the continued preservation of this iconic Victorian institution.

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(Artists impression)

armistice-(2).jpgThe Shrine of Remembrance LED Lighting upgrade was supported by the Victorian Government.