OVER 300 buildings in the city will be adorned with colorful LED wash lights, with some being decorated with facade lighting and others with transparent LED displays.
However, some citizens are concerned that the move will increase light pollution, distract drivers and disrupt people's rest at nighttime. In response, the city's urban management authority explained that the lights will be turned on from seven to 10 p.m. on the weekends, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported Tuesday.
As part of the city's nightscape lighting project, the LED lights will mainly decorate buildings along Shennan Boulevard, which connects Luohu, Futian and Nanshan districts.
The city's urban management bureau showed part of the lighting project to the public Monday night. For instance, the Shenzhen Grand Theater area is one of the night scene project's key areas, showcasing multi-layered and colorful lights on landmark buildings such as the Kingkey Financial Center and Diwang Mansion.
"This is a magic mirror, as it is a mirror in the daytime and turns into an LED display screen at night. By scanning the QR code, citizens can play games on the display screen," explained Wang Ya, director of the bureau's lighting environment management center.
Wang said instead of installing lights on the exterior of buildings, it directly spreads the light to a height of several hundred meters reducing the difficulty of installing lights.