Cross Lights – 2008
We’re blessed with two spires each with their own cross which are visible throughout the city. A beacon of light straight to St. Aloysius for many. About the time the roof work was finished an update to the cross lights was conducted. Each cross insert got a new metal surround with new light sockets and very long lasting efficient LED lights were used instead of the old incandescent bulbs. There are 60 lights on each side making it a total of 240 lights in all. A timer was added to allow use on a nightly basis. Previously the lights were turned on only for special occasions partly because changing those old bulbs at 167 ft high proved difficult to say the least. Operating costs of the new lights are substantially less than before as they each only use only 2.2 watts versus the old ones at 100 watts.