With dynamic LED lighting provided by Color Kinetics, underpasses in Lynn, a city stretching for 10.5 square miles in eastern Massachusetts, now provides more vibrant public areas for its 90,000 residents.
Minimal light coverage in downtown Lynn made it uninviting to step out after daylight hours. Known as a cultural hub and a social melting pot, downtown Lynn was up for a complete revamp. Bringing in renowned street artists and lighting experts, BeyondWalls, a non-profit organization, undertook the initiative to reinstate downtown Lynn as the heart of the community.
One hundred eighty-two Color Kinetics ColorBurst Compact Powercore floods were placed all along Central Square with an additional fixture in each bay under the bridge for extra architectural pop. Washington street consists of twenty-one 4’ ColorGraze QLX Powercore fixtures were used for washing light across the steel from both sides of the bridge and further accentuates the dynamic lighting effects of the Color Kinetics products. Market street consists of thirty-two 4’ ColorGraze QLX Powercore luminaires are focused down to light the sidewalks and middle column area.
Neon art pieces, street murals, and dynamic LED underpass lighting were set to reanimate the scene with an initial $50,000 donated and matched by MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts-based development and financing agency. Beyond Walls reached their $260,000 funding goal with an extra crowd sourced $80,000.