Lighting the Tower

Lighting the Tower

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

You may or may not have noticed that the Tower is in darkness right now. As the nights draw in, those iconic lights aren’t switching on, and that is for a very special reason. Read more on our blog here!

Month Date Event/reason Colour
November 4th Colour The World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness Orange
November 7th Alzheimers Foundation of America Initiative  Turquoise
November 11th Remembrance Day Red
November 12th Purple Tuesday Purple
November 15th Bullies Out – Anti Bullying Week Purple
November 17th World Prematurity Day Purple
November 21st  Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Purple
November 30th St Andrew’s Day (Scotland’s National Day) Blue

The show lighting can 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

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.