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King Kamehameha statue lights are ‘working just fine’

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2014

~~<p><strong style="font-size: 12px;">Question</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">: On the evening of Kamehameha Day, June 11, I walked over to the King Kamehameha statue on King Street, expecting to get some great night photos of the king draped in lei. I was so disappointed to see the statue in darkness as only a few spotlights shone at his feet. They were not even bright enough to light the lei surrounding the base of the statue. I attempted to move one spotlight so the beam would shine higher on the statue, but the light fell off its base like it was broken. I would think the state would try to get all lighting up and running for Kamehameha Day. With or without lei, this statue should be seen as regal at night as it does in the light of day. Why is this statue not lighted properly in the evening for all Hawaii to see?</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p1"><strong>Answer</strong>: The Hawaii State Judiciary normally has two lights shining on the King Kamehameha statue at night and, prior to the King Kamehameha Day holiday, they were &quot;working just fine,&quot; according to spokeswoman Marsha Kitagawa.</p>
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Question: On the evening of Kamehameha Day, June 11, I walked over to the King Kamehameha statue on King Street, expecting to get some great night photos of the king draped in lei. I was so disappointed to see the statue in darkness as only a few spotlights shone at his feet. They were not even bright enough to light the lei surrounding the base of the statue. I attempted to move one spotlight so the beam would shine higher on the statue, but the light fell off its base like it was broken. I would think the state would try to get all lighting up and running for Kamehameha Day. With or without lei, this statue should be seen as regal at night as it does in the light of day. Why is this statue not lighted properly in the evening for all Hawaii to see? 

Answer: The Hawaii State Judiciary normally has two lights shining on the King Kamehameha statue at night and, prior to the King Kamehameha Day holiday, they were "working just fine," according to spokeswoman Marsha Kitagawa. Login for more...



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