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A.C. Special Projects Provides Wave of Light for Blackpool Tourism

26th October 2009

A.C. Special Projects Ltd. has supplied a colour changing LED lighting system for the “Wave”, an iconic new sculpture which takes pride of place in the new look plaza at the heart of Blackpool town centre. The giant wind charm-like “Wave” was designed by Somerset artist Lucy Glendinning to capture the spirit and energy of the seaside. It forms an integral part of a £4.7m makeover of St John's and Cedar Squares and was officially unveiled to the public by style guru, Laurence Llewellyn Bowen.

The “Wave” features an illuminated colour changing pattern in cast resin, reflecting the elegant stained glass windows in St John’s Church and also linking it with Blackpool’s long standing Illuminations heritage.

A.C. Special Projects were approached to specify and supply a suitable LED lighting system for the sculpture. The company chose the Philips ColorGraze Powercore®, an IP66 low maintenance fixture that would be tough enough to withstand the weather elements and require minimal servicing once the statue was fixed into position. In keeping with the theme of the sculpture, A.C. supplied Anolis ArcSource LED fixtures to light up five clear resin giant pebbles surrounding the “Wave” in various different colours. The pebbles also provide an informal seating area for those who want to sit and relax.

Other elements of the sculpture include a diving figure that springs from the polished stainless steel structure, referencing Blackpool’s coastal resort status. The highly polished ‘mirror finish' provides a ‘hall of mirrors' type effect, ensuring that The "Wave" will look different from every angle.

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