Following the arrival of the railway in 1861 and the influx of visitors, Saltburn Pier, in Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire, was commissioned in 1867 and completed two years later.
It is now the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, and one of only around 50 pleasure piers left in existence across the UK coastline.
Having stood for over a century, the pier needs regular maintenance work which recently included upgrading its lighting technology to replace defunct lighting on the underside of the pier. The lighting had been dormant since it was damaged by a tidal surge in 2013 and hadn’t been replaced. To deliver the new dynamic, decorative lighting scheme for the pier, Redcar and Cleveland Council appointed LITE to deliver the project in association with PFI contractor Bouygues. As well as offering market-leading LED solutions, LITE provide programming and technical expertise for projects, including installation and commissioning.
Specifying from LITE’s carefully curated portfolio, MaxiLED DMX RGBW globes were chosen, with a Pharos LPC4 DMX controller.
The MaxiLED globes are installed in two runs of 250, at 0.5 metres spacings. Positioned approximately 6m above the pier, the globes beautifully illuminate the structure, the sand and sea.