Walking at Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas

I have been in Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas for I guess around five times. We also always passed this hotel everytime we go to Las Vegas strip. Don’t you know that the only light that you can see in the space is the one that is coming from Luxor? amazing! My sister in Las Vegas told me about it. As you can see in the photo, I am truly enjoying my escapades in Las Vegas! I also browse the net to find info about Luxor’s spotlight…keep reading!

that’s me having fun in Luxor, Las Vegas

The Spotlight in Luxor

The tip of the pyramid contains a fixed-position spotlight that points directly upward – it is the brightest beam in the world, and is visible from anywhere in the Las Vegas valley at night, and can be seen at flight level from above Los Angeles, California, over 275 miles (440 km) away. At ground level, on clear nights, the beam could also be seen as far south as Laughlin and even as far north as Mesquite or Beatty. It is directly straight ahead on US-93 in Arizona, north of Kingman, before reaching the Hoover Dam. In the spring, the bright light attracts huge numbers of moths into the light beam, creating a phenomenon that has been likened to snow. Light is generated using 39 Xenon lamps of 7 kilowatts each. The hourly cost, including lamps, electricity, and repairs, is US$51 — roughly two weeks’ worth of electricity for the average American household. The total light output is rated at 41.5 gigacandela, or 30.2 billion lumens. Hotel engineers, as well as the hotel’s own website also claim that the light can be observed from space.


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