A Spectrum of colour at Blackpool Illuminations
Featured products: Perspex® Spectrum LED, Perspex® Frost, Perspex® Fluorescent
Approved Perspex® Fabricators Inplas Fabrications have been commissioned to produce a range of Fluted Pylons forming an eye catching corridor of colour at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations, visited by 3.5 million people annually.
Designed by Jo Berry and funded by Arts Council England, these wonderful sculptural light works use the latest Perspex® materials to produce a riot of colour. Using material supplied by Perspex Distribution, and inspired by a collection of drawings and photographs from the Illuminations in the 1930’s, the pylons use the latest lighting and material technology to re-create the classic designs with a modern twist.
“We have been working on this exciting project for over a year” explains Inplas Managing Director Trevor Smith “and it is 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® acrylic. 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 in total, each pole contains 5 illuminated bulbs with 15 LED lights in each bulb producing the vibrant lights. The colourful designs were brought to life using the full range of 25 Perspex® Frost colours layered with a range of Perspex® Fluorescent cast acrylic. The fluorescent edge glows under ambient light as though having its own light source ensuring an impressive impact even in the middle of the day.
Inplas, based in Middlesex, laser cut the Perspex® acrylic and arranged the material into kits for installation by Blackpool Council’s Illuminations Department on site – a 45 strong team working year round to put together the show.
As experts in the design and fabrication of Perspex® products, their highly skilled craftsmen and state of the art equipment combine with impressive effects.
To find out more about our Approved Perspex® Fabricator visit www.inplas.co.uk.