Weymouth's new seafront lights get switched off

Weymouth's new seafront lights get switched off

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:50am 3rd July 2020.

Weymouth's new LED seafront lights and laser lights have been switched off for the next two weeks.

The control system components for the lights are being moved back into the refurbished beach office. 

It was moved temporarily to allow the lights to function during the beach office redevelopment.

The 28 LED lights on the seafront between the Pier Bandstand and the Pavilion were installed after consultation with the local community at the end of 2019. 

Weymouth Lights (1)

A spokesperson from Weymouth Town Council said: 

"The lighting artwork amplifies the natural rhythms of Weymouth, programmed using an astronomical clock, the lights turn on for 30 minutes each morning in time with the rising sun, and then turn on again in the evening in time with the setting of the sun. 

"After the sunset, the lights then remain on until 11:30pm in the winter and 1am in the summer, and cycle through 10 unique active scenes that celebrate the elements and activities of Weymouth, with gentle ambient scenes in-between."

"The Council looks forward to the lighting being operational again in time for the summer holidays so that they can once again be enjoyed by the community, and by tourists who are being welcomed back to the area providing that they respect and protect their surroundings."

Weymouth Bay - Programe

The Weymouth Promenade Artistic Lighting Scheme is part of Dorset Coastal Connections, a group of 18 projects along the Dorset Coast. 

It was put together by the Dorset Coast Forum and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.