Halo is an 18m-diameter steel lattice structure, standing on a tripod five metres above the ground on top of Top o’Slate, a former landfill site in the hills above Haslingden in the Rossendale Valley.
Halo is part of the REMADE in Lancashire programme, a scheme led by Rossendale Borough Council and Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, to reclaim and return to public use 33 hectares of land. Top o’Slate and the surrounding land has been relandscaped, with improved features and footpaths.
Rossendale Council appointed Lighting and Building Services Ltd to create the lighting design, and Dave Laraway of Lighting & Building Services Ltd specified LITE to supply the lighting on the Halo from their extensive portfolio of products and solutions.
LITE selected MaxiLED Small Globe series to fit the design brief. 700 of the luminaires in a static blue were fixed to the Halo, creating a stunning, sky-blue glow after dark. As Halo is elevated on a tripod on its high vantage point, the light gives the effect that the structure is hovering above the town.
The low-energy LEDs are powered by a wind turbine, using green energy to minimise light pollution and avoid any disruption to the local wildlife in the area.
The well-lit Halo, elevated from its high position shines above the town, serving as a beacon, welcoming visitors arriving on the A56 to Lancashire. It welcomes people to the local area and reflects on the beauty and natural resource of the town, combining elements of both the urban and rural landscape.
Halo - Rossendale