The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that it will host a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in cities and towns across the country on January 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. ET. A Washington, D.C. ceremony will feature amber lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. It will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost.
The Tribute is inviting cities and towns around the country to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings amber and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. ET in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
“The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris represents the beginning of a new national journey. However, in the midst of a pandemic – when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors – it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in the nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to end the pandemic and rebuild our nation." Pill Tobar, the communications director for the committee said in a statement.
Roscolux #20 Amber and E-Color #020 Medium Amber are the recommended filter colors. Use these color filters (aka gels) on the lights illuminating your home, restaurant, or building to be a part of this Memorial and Nationwide Tribute to Remember and Honor the Lives Lost to COVID-19.
Roscolux #20: Amber
E-Color #020: Medium Amber
How To Light It Up Amber – Exterior:
Roscolux color filters are available in 20”x24” sheets and 24”x25’ rolls. Most light fixtures can be covered using the 20”x24” sheets. However, if you need to add amber to several lights, it is more economical to buy the 24”x25’ roll. Every light is different and each will accept the filter in its own way. Some fixtures may have a slot for sliding the filter in, others may necessitate a little more creativity to attach the filter in front - which may be as simple as a little tape. Make sure to leave some separation between the filter and the actual lamp, as the lamp itself can get quite hot. Securing the filter outside the glass lens of the luminaire (not the lamp or bulb) is best. Using molding materials like chicken wire to build a stand-off for the filter away from the light might help if your light is too hot right at the lens. Try to cover the entire beam because any white light not covered with the filter can overpower the amber light.
Another option for buildings that don’t have exterior lighting is to gel the windows! Rosco’s e-colour+ #020 is available in wider, 48”x25’ rolls; making it easy to tape the color filter to windows - effectively turning all of the lights inside your building amber for the night.
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Barbizon Lighting's offices will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 2021 in observance other the Martin Luther King Holiday.