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Out and About MGC Lighting Colchester Zoo Essex, UK


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Project puts MGC Lighting head and shoulders above the rest.


2.5 metre high giraffe sculptures are being used to mark the 50th anniversary of Colchester Zoo in Essex. MGC Lighting, an international lighting distributor, has supplied Impact Waterproof Flexistrip lighting for this unusual project. As part of the Stand Tall project to raise vital funds for the zoo’s conservation charity, Action for the Wild, giraffes have been positioned in various locations around Colchester, which officially launched on 2nd June and will run until 26th August.


Local businesses have sponsored the


giraffe’s at £5,000 each. Each one is then designed by a specially commissioned artist with the name of the sponsor. Based in Ipswich, MGC Lighting, became involved in the project last year, when they supplied Flexistrip lighting for ‘Stan’ - the campaign mascot - which was used in the official Christmas light switch on in Colchester last December. MGC’s International Sales Director, David Jackson, is delighted to have played a role in Stand Tall: “As an international distributor we do a lot of business overseas, which we value highly but there is something particularly special about being involved in a project that is on our doorstep. We supplied Impact Waterproof Flexistrip because it is ideal for outdoor


use where moisture needs to be overcome, it also provides the flexibility required of the project and is simple to apply.” MGC offers a very comprehensive range of Flexistrip products. The Impact Waterproof Flexistrip has a waterproof rating of IP65 and comes complete with an adhesive backing. Both 12V and 24V DC versions are available, with either 600 LEDs per 5m roll, 300 LEDs per 5m roll (with colour options) or 150 LEDs per 5m roll (RGB colour). The beam angle for all types is 120° and the operating temperature is -40° to 80°. The sculptures will be on show on the banks of the River Thames in Central London from 9th to 12th September. On the 19th September each of the commissioned giraffes will be auctioned off and all funds raised will be donated to the Action for the Wild for future conservation projects.


Contact


MGC Lighting Group T: +44 (0) 1473 466 300 W: www.mgc-lighting.com


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