The Great Wheel turned on its lights on July 4, as the Family 4th on Lake Union fireworks show sent brilliant bursts of color high into the evening sky. This view, from the Duwamish River offered a different perspective.
Great Wheel shows its colors for the first time
The Seattle waterfront's Great Wheel turned on its color display for the first time on the 4th of July, just and the Family 4th at Lake Union got underway.
The lighting system, composed of hundreds of thousands of LED lights, can be programmed into thousands of different patterns and presentations. Each individual light can display a broad range of colors, which can change in less than a second, creating endless possibilities for visual effects.
The show on the Fourth of July was appropriate to the holiday displaying red white and blue often but also spirals, geometric displays and multiple patterns. In the future, the Seattle Great Wheel will be lit up for different occasions, such as holidays, special events and sporting events.