Lighting

Ever wondered why Emirates Spinnaker Tower is illuminated in different colours or how we manage to do that? Then look no further!

Lighting Schedule 2017

Whenever you see Emirates Spinnaker Tower illuminated different from its normal white, you can be sure that it isn’t just by chance, there is a reason behind it.

Below is a list of the upcoming show lighting colours and the reasons behind them.

Month Date Event/ reason Colour
May 5th Blue Day for Tom Prince Cancer Trust Blue
May 13th Make May Purple (Stroke Association) Purple
May 16th Huntingdon Disease Association Awareness Green
May 25th Face Equality Day Turquoise

The show lighting may be booked for corporate or private events. Please contact our Hospitality team if you are interested in this service.

If you are interested in requesting lighting for a charity event, please click here to find out more.

Lighting Types

Emirates Spinnaker Tower has 3 types of lighting:
Obstruction (more commonly known as aircraft) warning lights.  These are the red lights that can be seen from all around the area and above – these lights never change colour.

Feature lighting: These illuminate the base of the Tower, including the back, bottom of the bows and either side and bottom of the legs. These lights are white. This system is used alongside the show lighting system every day.

Show lighting:  The show lighting are the lights we can control to change the main colour that the Tower is illuminated. These are the lights we are referring to when we say ‘lighting the Tower’. They cannot be seen from as far away due to the nature of the lamps/light fittings used.  The show lighting comes on 15 minutes before sunset and switches off at 11pm.