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I think we may very well find that the illuminations they are testing at the moment in front of the Tower are a new system which, if successful, will end up ON the tower when they've been proven. I've worked with LEDs from their beginning, but although it's obviously an addressable system they are using (they can tell each individual 'bulb' when to turn on and off, and what colour and brightness it has to be) I haven't come across one which is that good. Maybe that's why the Tower hasn't been done yet. You can readily buy simpler systems on the internet. I think it's wonderful that Noel is able to sit and watch them there. I might make a special trip to do just that. As a nerdy electronics type, I would love the opportunity to talk to those who are designing it. If I'm right, the Tower is going to look amazing.
I've been wondering about the illuminations as they've been on most nights lately and blazing on until after 1am as well and have had no reason as to why... the weather lately has been awful! However the ones we see on the cam, they've definitely become more interesting to watch. I sat on one of the benches on the Comedy Carpet a few nights ago and they looked spectacular from there. So, I'm guessing Phil could well be right that they're testing new patterns out. Still no sign of the ones on the Tower being replaced though. Can't believe they were switched off on three sides in time for the Illuminations season saying they were to be replaced. I can assure you no such work has yet happened as I pass the Tower almost daily so goodness knows when the Tower will shine fully again.
Watching the illuminations on the cam, I've noticed that the programming seems to be getting much more impressive. I reckon that the illuminations engineer must be spending a lot of time writing new sequences and trying them out. I also reckon it makes sense if that person looks at their work using this cam, so if you're that person, give us a 'Hi', and well done!
Hi MEL, some parts of Blackpool aren't the best in the world, but there surely are lots better spots to place a cam, to promote the town.
Can’t beat a bit of Blackpool although this cam doesn’t do any favours .
As a kid my parents used to bring us to Blackpool every year as it isn't too far from Manchester, we would park at Bispham and get the tram down to the pleasure beach. We used to have so much fun, as a kid it was a magical place. I stayed for a weekend earlier in 2019 with my wife, straight to the pleasure beach again (young at heart now). Rained all day buy we still had a fantastic time. Sometimes it unfairly gets a hard time but I love Blackpool....always will :-))
Well said LynnD, and enjoy every minute of these great cams
Good morning Derek05 and everyone else. We've already booked for Easter but in the meantime like you say I'll keep watching this cam and do my usual trip around the world through the rest of the cams. Thank you skyline for the opportunity to do this. :)
Hi LynnD, sorry to hear you are missing Blackpool this year, hopefully you will visit again soon. Keep watching this, and many other cams from around the world.
Good morning. We usually go to Blackpool at the beginning of December for a few days staying at a really nice hotel on the front. We go for the turkey and tinsel. I love sitting in the hotels sun lounge writing out our Christmas cards no matter what the weather. We usually go into town to do our Christmas present shopping, it's really quite nice, not as manic as Manchester City Centre or Trafford Centre. Unfortunately we can't make it this year and I will really miss our few days away but can still watch this cam. We have noticed a couple of times over the past few years the lights have been on whilst we have been there. Happy viewing everyone :)x
Not complaining tho. Very pretty:)
Lights still on at 05:48:)
Still on at 00:45 (26-11-2019). Maybe they just forgot to turn them off :-)
T'internet says Health and Wellbeing Roadshow at the Tower Ballroom....but that finished at 15:00
My only guess for the lights being on tonight is there's some awards ceremony going on in the Tower ballroom.
anyone know why the lights are on tonight thanks