The 25 trees of phase 1 are already in place, illuminated by PLM Illuminations’ revolutionary and carbon-neutral solar-powered LED up-lighting.
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The solar panels, positioned at the base of the trees, charge batteries during daylight hours and then power the energy-efficient LED up-lighters during the hours of darkness.
"The LEDs consume very little power which make them ideal for this solar energy application. With energy and carbon emissions issues prominent in today’s society, this project is certainly exemplary."
Pyramid shines on Merry Hill shoppers
The internal illumination is provided by over 800 one-watt high-power LEDs. By combining red, green and blue lamps with 45-degree lenses, PLM was able to effectively produce sequences of illumination with all the colours of the rainbow.
Control is provided by a one KVA power supply and a custom made 72-channel programmable control system designed and manufactured by PLM.
The concept of the pyramid itself came from local artists and pays homage to the nearby Glass Quarter in Brierley Hills.