Makkah Mukarramah: Saudi Arabia’s Department of Operation and Maintenance of Field Affairs has revealed that a total of 120,000 lighting units illuminate the Haram in Makkah.
Amer Bin Awad Al-Luqmani, assistant director of the unit, revealed that the lights had been custom-manufactured for the Grand Mosque, reflecting the interest of the authorities to develop and improve facilities Islam’s holiest site.
The lights, which come in outstanding sizes and shapes, cover the Haram, its courtyards, roof, and minarets.
Amongst them are a total of 304 chandeliers in the second Saudi expansion, which are all connected through a special control station. Some lighting units that illuminate with the word Allah also light the upper pillars of the architectural arches inside the mosque and its passages.
Al-Luqmani added that maintenance teams and technical personnel are tasked with checking every lighting point on a near-daily basis.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk