Dublin Winter Lights Will Run on Vegetable Oil Generators

Millennium Bridge

Reduced operating hours for lights and the use of vegetable oil generators are both on the cards for Dublin this Christmas. They’re among efforts being made to cut costs and carbon, under the four council’s ‘Winter Lights Initiative’. According to the Irish Times, lighting on some public buildings and bridges will be operated using hydro-treated […]

Dublin Winter Lights brings festive cheer to 16 locations across city

Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy at the launch of Dublin Winter Lights at the Millennium Bridge. Pic: Conor McCabe Photography

Christmas lights on sixteen iconic locations across the city have been officially switched on as part of Dublin Winter Lights. The colourful displays and projections will remain on until January 1, and include the Spire, the Samuel Beckett Bridge and Merrion Square Park. For the first time, there will be a viking boat lit up […]

Dublin’s Winter Lights to be partly powered by batteries to reduce strain on energy grid

Dublin Winter Lights 2022

DUBLIN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will be partly powered by batteries this year to reduce strain on the electricity grid. For the third year, Dublin City Council’s ‘Winter Lights’ installations and projections will have generators that use hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as their fuel source. HVO is an alternative to diesel fuel. Sixteen locations around the city […]

Dublin’s winter lights shine with low-energy batteries

The Spire will also be lit for the first time, using only as much energy as a domestic iron. Dublin’s winter lights were officially switched on last night and will remain on until January 1st. Sixteen locations around the city will be lit up by Dublin City Council, including the Spire for the first time, […]

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