Bristol Beacon

SLX were briefed by Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding OBE, to create a sustainable version of a Beacon for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  

The Bristol Beacon, Cabot Tower, was illuminated by colourful LED lights rather than a firewood to create the look of a traditional fire. The Beacon was lit up at 9.45 on Thursday evening and seen far and wide across Bristol. 

The city’s commitment to sustainability has been demonstrated in the past with Bristol being the first council in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency, the city’s success in being named the UK’s first European Green Capital in 2015, and now the demonstration of LED lights powered by renewable energy instead of firewood for the Jubilee Beacon.  

The Bristol Beacon was one of the few 3,000 Beacons that used lights instead of firewood including the Queen’s own Beacon at Buckingham Palace which was illuminated by 3,500 festoon lights. 

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