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LED on Washington Metro enrages city bigwigs

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Washington DC, home to the American power elite, has seen many controversies rise and fall, the latest, however, doesn’t involve presidents or congressmen, but the new LED lighting on the city’s Metro network. And it’s not only commuters that are enraged, lighting designers with any sense of history are cringing at the network’s tinkering with an iconic, if unusual, scheme. 

The trains on the Washington Metro, which is the third largest and third busiest transport system in the United States, have recently been upgraded to feature white-blue LED light.

Detractors of the upgrade, of which there are many, have labeled the new light as ‘clinical’ and have equated their commutes to ‘walking into a giant Xerox machine’.

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