This is the second of five London Eye images that I’ll be posting this week. Today’s factoid about the wheel relates to its lighting. When originally opened, the wheel’s rim was lit using flourescent tubes and the colours were changed by manually replacing gels over each tube. In 2006, however, a new LED-based lighting system was installed allowing remote, digital colour control and preventing the need for the manual gel replacement.
The colour of the wheel changes depending upon the current sponsor (it was red when sponsored by Coca Cola, for example) but also for special occasions. During 2020, it was turned blue at 8pm every Thursday to support the National Health Service as part of the “Clap For Carers” tribute.
For the technically inclined...
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