When the lights switched on for the 2018 season, the Story City Antique Carousel entered a new era — lit up by LED lights.

Yellowblue LED made a generous donation to the carousel of all the LED light bulbs to light the attraction. Greg Larsen, Story City sales representative for Yellowblue LED, worked with the carousel maintenance committee for many months to select lighting that would retain the character of the Carousel.

“It was a lengthy process of trial and error until we found the right combination of color and style that was appropriate for the historic attraction,” said Sam Senti, maintenance volunteer. “Hundreds of twinkle lights are on the carousel and they each had to be changed over.”

Yellowblue LED, provides both residential and commercial LED lighting solutions. Larsen can be reached at Glarsen6019@gmail.com for more information.

Opening Day for the 2018 season of the carousel was Friday, May 25, evening with a Season Opening/Lights On Event. The carousel is open noon daily from now through Aug. 15 with fall hours through Sept. 30. The Memorial Day weekend kicked off the unofficial start of summer as the Carousel begins its 105th season.