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Daley Plaza Fountain in Chicago, Illinois

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The Richard J. Daley Center, also known by its courtyard Daley Plaza and named after longtime mayor Richard J. Daley, is the premier civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois and is considered one of Chicago’s architectural highlights.

Bustling throughout the year, this recently renovated downtown public space is a civic-event hot spot. Each day it serves more than 10,000 people taking lunch breaks by the fountain, attending concerts under the Picasso sculpture, or wandering through one of many holiday markets. During the winter, this is where the city’s huge Christmas tree stands.

The 31-story office building behind the plaza was briefly the tallest building in Chicago and today is the tallest flat-roofed building in the world with fewer then 40 stories.

The incandescent bulbs used in the famed plaza’s in-ground fountain had numerous failures during the year and maintenance was an issue. After replacing two with LEDtronics PAR36 floodlight lamps for yearlong testing, the Public Building Commission of Chicago was extremely satisfied with the LED bulbs. In May 2008, the agency replaced the rest of the incandescent bulbs with 108 LEDtronics lamps, and the two initial LED bulbs are still in use with no problems reported.

Product used was of type: Cool White LED PAR36 Spotlight, 15° Beam - PAR-36-XCW-120AN

These LEDtronics PAR36 LED units are not intended for underwater usage by themselves. The PAR36 Sealed Beam LED lamps need to be mounted in a water-tight, underwater-approved fixture.

LEDtronics Sales Rep Firm involved with this application:

Mika Sales Company, Chicago, IL.
(630) 243-0412 Phone
(630) 243-0411 FX p

The Product Used: PAR-36-XCW-120AN

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Additional Photos
The Daley Plaza fountain at night lit by incandescent bulbs
Another view with incandescent bulbs
The fountain illuminated by PAR36 LED bulbs
The fountain illuminated by PAR36 LED bulbs
The fountain illuminated by PAR36 LED bulbs