Plymouth Hoe’s famous lighthouse has stood for hundreds of years protecting ships and sailors navigating the Atlantic waters. The current building is a copy of the original Eddystone construction, built in 1759, and Pharos partner Lite Limited had a brief to illuminate this famous local landmark in colours sympathetic to the existing white facade.
Its location with no adjacent power supply meant that there was no possibility of the installation of traditional floodlighting. Instead, Philips ColorBlasts were fitted into the paving slabs at the foot of the structure as well as inside the dome above the glazed lantern to highlight the unique convex shape of the tower.
A Pharos LPC1 controls all the lighting elements within the structure and sends a wireless signal over 1.0km to Mount Batten linking to the City’s other historic buildings. The LPC1’s intuitive programming switches the lights on every evening and the lights can vary easily through a full spectrum of colours for use on special occasions and events.
This new scheme instantly caused a buzz on social media, and with a power consumption of only 636w, plus low maintenance and ease of use, has resulted in the project more than surpassing the local council’s expectations.