It’s Christmas time at Selfridges

Christmas has come early for a specialist Yorkshire lighting business which has completed a major seasonal commission for one of the world’s best known department stores.

For this year’s “Journey to the Stars” Christmas display, Selfridges’ called in Harrogate-based Progress Lighting to light up the 24-window Zodiac-themed spectacular.

In total, 264 spotlights were used by Progress Lighting for the Christmas windows – which took three electricians four nights to install.

The project marks the first UK installation of the Invisua Masterspot 2 LED light fixture, which the company launched into the market earlier this year, and which gives users the opportunity to create dynamic display lighting. With the Masterspot 2 system, users can colour tune the fixture’s output wirelessly via a smart phone or tablet.

James Barnett, Selfridges’ visual merchandising manager (windows), said: “The magnificent lighting opportunities afforded by the Masterspots have really brought our Christmas window displays to life.”

Progress Lighting Limited’s managing director Rod Pallister said: “Earlier this year we had worked with another brand who had rented a number of Selfridges’ windows for their own use, and commissioned us to light up their window displays.

“The Selfridges’ team were so impressed with the fact that the colour of each individual spotlight can be fined-tuned from either a smart phone or tablet, they contracted us to do the same for their Christmas display.”