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Illumination & Displays

Iconic Citgo sign at Fenway Park to get LED makeover

Boston Globe
24 July 2010

Another Red Sox icon is headed to the disabled list.

The Citgo sign, the bright beacon above Kenmore Square, has gone dark for a 1-to-2-month hiatus while crews replace its 218,000 LED lights with brighter, more flexible, weather-resistant versions.

In 2005, more than 1.7 miles of strips of LED lights replaced 5,878 glass tubes of neon, according to Citgo Petroleum Corp. But those LEDs are out of production. The current sign uses roughly half the electricity of the original one, saving $18,000 per year in energy costs, according to the company.

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