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This page: The conical Christmas tree and deer from MK Illumination are prominent features of Trinity Walk’s 2012 scheme. Adjacent page: Piggotts created a wonderful Christmas lighting scheme for Oxford Street this year.


As a leading manufacturer of lighting motifs, MK Illumination keeps a firm eye on developments in the shopping centre industry to identify any gaps in the market and to ensure its latest products follow new trends. The company has launched a new Low Ceiling range of motifs for 2012, which have been constructed specifically for shopping centres with restricted hanging spaces. To compensate for the restricted space, the Low Ceiling range features various motifs that are brought to life using LEDs and gold and silver crystals to create a superb glistening effect.


For the team at James Glancy Design, Christmas lighting is all about our recognition of festive traditions, and installations are there to help us to cope with the dullness of winter evenings;


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“Christmas lighting will always be important as it goes back much further than simply making retail destinations look well presented,” explains James Glancy. “The psychology still stands true that the lights improve our spirits and make the arduous journey out of winter seem possible”. This belief in the power for Christmas lights to brighten our moods provides a perfect motivation for the team at James Glancy Design to bring that cheer to each one of their installation projects. Energy efficiency is a huge topic for the lighting industry, and one that is starting to filter into the Christmas lighting sector. James Glancy Design has seen the adoption of LED lighting in the industry grow for a period of time, and has focused its attention on creating


projects with a reduced energy usage. “We have designed a scheme for Hammerson that has a very low carbon footprint in so far as the decorations are made from single sheets of foil and manufactured in this country,” explains Glancy. “All of the Centres in the group have adopted the same concept to ensure that there are efficiencies across the board. It is a bespoke and original solution that helped us to win the group business”. This adoption of more energy


efficient solutions is something that has taken off across the globe, and one of the most iconic Christmas trees in the world is receiving an efficient makeover for 2012. New York’s amazing Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree has been a part of a sustainability


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