Inplas pylons the colour for Blackpool lights
By Anthony Clark
Posted 22 October 2012
Perspex specialist Inplas Fabrications has been commissioned to produce a range of fluted pylons to form a “corridor of colour” at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations.
Designed by Jo Berry and funded by Arts Council England, the sculptural lights use materials supplied by Perspex Distribution and are based on Blackpool illuminations from the 1930s.
The pylons are based on a 1930’s design.
“We have been working on this exciting project for over a year,” said Inplas managing director Trevor Smith. “It’s fantastic to now see the spectacular artwork lit up. The vision and enthusiasm from Jo and the illuminations team have enabled us to push the boundaries and utilise the full benefits of Perspex.
Using the properties of a new material, Perspex Spectrum LED, we have maximised the light transmission from the LEDs with a bright, intense colour and no LED hotspots.”
Five pylons have been fabricated, each containing five bulbs constructed from 15 LEDs.
Inplas, based in Middlesex, laser cut the Perspex and arranged the material into kits for installation by Blackpool Council’s Illuminations Department.
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