Photo Essay: The Lights at Temple Square


Photo by Joey Ferguson, December 2011.

All the Pretty Colors
One time-consuming task that lasts all year is finding the perfect colors for the displays. The grounds workers start by sending an incandescent color strand to the manufacturer, who then tries to match it and sends back several LED color samples. The Church workers send back comments, receive back more samples, and so on, until they find the perfect hue.

Some of the colors just didn’t work—purple, for example, made it look like Halloween—and some had to be found in other ways—for example, using both blue and green lights to produce teal. The most popular colors on the grounds, though, are the traditional Christmas hues: white and red.

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