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Posted at: Apr 12, 2017, 1:19 AM; last updated: Apr 12, 2017, 1:19 AM (IST)

Rs 13-cr LEDs light up Golden Temple

Rs 13-cr LEDs light up Golden Temple
LED lights illuminate the Golden Temple and its surroundings during a trial run conducted by the SGPC in Amritsar on Tuesday evening. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 11

The traditional “deepmala” to beautify the Golden Temple complex on special occasions is going to be a thing of the past. Now, a hi-tech LED system worth Rs 13 crore has been installed to illuminate the grandeur of the gold-plated sanctum sanctorum and its surroundings.

The SGPC’s ambitious project witnessed its trial run this evening. The light effects have been synchronised with the clock. This implies that as the sun sets, it will come under operation automatically and run till the early hours.

When it is dark, a permanent golden effect would automatically reflect the glory of the sanctum santorum whereas the colours keep on changing on the outer boundary of parikrama and other structures.

The system is capable of emitting various colour effects which can be changed at the click of a button. The technology has been imported from Germany and Italy.

SGPC chief secretary Harcharan Singh said: “We are aiming to launch it on Baisakhi, but some equipment is still awaited. Recently, six projectors have been imported to control the operations. Around 600 more LED lights have been ordered additionally to cover some more corners.”

Trial run

The SGPC’s ambitious project witnessed its trial run this evening. The light effects have been synchronised with the clock. This implies that as the sun sets, it will come under operation automatically and run till the early hours.

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