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Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 28 Nov, 2012 19:38:09
The last spotlight is down and the project is over for this time. Stay tuned for more info on upcoming schemes...

After the project was completed a rough summary was made over potential viewers. Since it's an exhibition outside the usual channels there is no counter by the door that can tell us about the number of visitors.

However in Sweden there is always accessible statistics of anything, and when looking on statistics over the traffic on the nearby highway combined with the time the project was running (6 months). These figures does not tell us anything statistics from the general road net in the area, which is several square-miles, and does not take into consideration the population and their movements in the communities throughout the area. However, a very modest estimation based on the traffic statistic gives us a ballpark on the possible viewers and that is a staggering 5,6 million . Probably that means that the figures can be at least doubled...

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Still standing!

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 17 Oct, 2012 14:08:32
For a time I've heard rumors about that some of the windmills involved in the project FOURCE would still be shining. I disregarded it as nonsense but went out one night and was dumbstruck! We have in fact one mill (as far as I know) still lit at night! It is the windmill closest to Lund northern exit on the highway E22. So if you are lucky and in the neighborhood you can still see the giant wings of the windmills being lit up at night. Get out there fast, before they finally shut it down. As we speak I talked to service and they will hunt down the last lamp...

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First lamps back at the Ministry

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 13 Apr, 2012 16:07:42
Today we picked up the first batch of dismounted spotligths. It was a relative warm but sunny spring-day. It is always a bit sad when a project is over. But new plans have been discussed and we will see what gives in the future. Still a lot of spotlights are up and running and travelling through Eslöv Kommun at night it is still possible to go beam-spotting on the wind-turbines. Especially along E22, where the most lit wind-turbines have been possible to see during the project.

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Coming down slowly

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 09 Apr, 2012 23:02:15
The spotlights are now coming down, bit by bit. During the spring the spotlights are being dismounted during the regular service of the wind-turbines. This means that some of the powerful beams in the project still are being lit, until they are dismantled. As of now we got word that 9 spotlights has come down so far.

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Still on

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 19 Mar, 2012 21:58:27
The prolonged project is still running. Some of the wind turbines are still lit. However, we don't know exactly which - or for how much longer. The company that has taken upon them to put up and take down the beams have not been informing us about this.

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East wind

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 31 Jan, 2012 10:33:03
The winds are constantly changing. But a long stretch of southern, western or south-western winds have been prevailing for a long time during the early winter. However, now the winds have turned a bit and now the art-project is very much visible from the general direction of Eslöv. The home-town and origin of the the whole project.

Good health!

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Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 18 Jan, 2012 11:36:25
The project has been prolonged and will be running and continue until March 1! There has been a request that the project will continue throughout January and February of 2012. Last official date is 1.3.12

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Happy New Year

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 02 Jan, 2012 11:28:46
Happy New Year! The project is still running and will continue to do so for 2 more months! There has been a request that the project will continue throughout the two darkest months to "lighten" the day (or evening/night and morning in this case). Since it's getting darker already around 3 o'clock in the afternoon a few night-lights will of course make a difference. Even if the wind turbines stand out in daylight they kind of disappear in the dark and even when lit they still are making very little to the dark of the night. But they are making an impression with their faint lights in the night (and which have proven very hard to capture on camera).

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5 days to Christmas

Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 19 Dec, 2011 11:21:44
As the Christmas is closing in a few beams have been shut down due to error. It was the windmills at Christinetorp that have got too strong lamps mounted and was shut down since it seems they haven't been changed yet... Very regretful.

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Project NewsPosted by Fredrik Axwik 13 Dec, 2011 13:39:51
And yet another storm! Not as fierce as the one last week, but it seems the storms are lining up to hit the project with the might of the wind. This has caused a few delays in the mounting of the beams but we have a lot of them up now!We have been getting lots and lots of inputs and cheerful encourage from people that like to see the subtle flicking lights in the night during this dark hour of the year. Winters deep means pitch-black as well as long nights in Sweden. We have still January and February ahead of us to give us some very dark night-hours. The beacon of lights shine a little glimmering for them who pass by or can see the wind turbines in and around Eslöv.
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