Thursday & Friday Night – SunTrust Financial Center Illuminated in Black and Gold
This Thursday & Friday Night SunTrust Financial Center will proudly display it’s Panther Pride by illuminating its iconic building in Black and Gold.
(Special thank you Lee Winter!)
SunTrust uses its 322 LED units to light the building in different colors for different occasions. The property management company coordinates the lights for different events and holidays. For example on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July the building lights up red white and blue with a flag design to show pride. SunTrust also hows pride for the Tampa teams. When the Tampa Bay Lightning was in the NHL playoffs, the SunTrust building supported the team by shinning the lights blue with a lightning bolt inside. USF and and the Bucs have all been honored with special lighting from the building.
In 2008, the lights were changed from florescent to LED lights which use one third less energy than the previous lights. The old lights were changed manually by six people in four hours, the new LED lights can be changed by one person and a simple click of a button. The LED lights generate 16.5 million colors which allows the building to make unique designs, such as a heart or the lightning bolt as well as moving graphics.
The building even has a Facebook page that is is updated to let the public know what the design signifies. www.Facebook.com/SunTrustLights