Niftylift Christmas tree is Milton Keynes tallest structure during the holiday season


If you live in or around Milton Keynes, you may have noticed the Niftylift Christmas tree, which has been on display outside its world headquarters in Shenley Wood since early December.

The Niftylift Christmas Tree, which debuted in 2016 (and has been on display every year since), was designed to give the local Niftylift community something to enjoy in a unique “Niftylift” way. Since its first appearance, the display has improved every year and this year’s tree was no exception.

But did you know that at 30m tall, the Nifty Christmas tree is one of the tallest structures in Milton Keynes during the holiday season and that Shenley Wood is one of its tallest natural sites? , can be seen from sites all around the city.

The star took a special installation crew eight hours to wrap it around and is covered with 6,250 LEDs

The shaft is manufactured using three Niftylift HeightRider 28 (HR28) hybrid work platforms. Each HR28 is wrapped in 3,200 LEDs, a 400-meter cable, and takes the Niftylift team approximately eight hours to pack, per machine.

That’s a total of 1.2 km of lights with 9,600 LEDs on the tree alone.

For many families, the star at the top of the tree is the most important decoration of all and this year Niftylift has taken their star to the next level with a spectacular full spectrum RGB color change.

Using a state-of-the-art computer-controlled system, Niftylift’s new star displays any color or combination of colors you can imagine, and if that wasn’t enough, the star can display them in dynamic, ever-changing patterns.

The Nifty Star is a bespoke structure, designed in-house by Niftylift and is the UK’s first full-color 3D star with 14 points. Each individual LED on the star is mapped in 3D space and can be controlled independently and that is how it can produce its different patterns and in virtually any color of the visible spectrum.

The star took a special installation crew eight hours and is covered in 6,250 LEDs, a 625-meter cable, which really helps it stand out against the Milton Keynes skyline at night.

Roger Bowden, Founder and Chairman of Niftylift said: “Niftylift has been in Milton Keynes for over 35 years and during that time we have grown into a successful and sustainable UK manufacturing company, investing in technology and infrastructure and providing many new job opportunities. in the zone. We want to continue to play an active role in this wonderful community and I wish everyone a very happy New Year from all of us at Niftylift.

Some facts / statistics about the Nifty Christmas tree and star:

> 30m – total height (tree and star)

> 17,100 – Number of LEDs (tree and star)

> 1,950 m (~ 2 km) – LED cable duct (tree and star)

> laid end to end horizontally, would extend from Niftylift (Shenley Wood) to Lake Furzton

> placed end to end vertically, would be higher than: 6 x London Shards, or 6 x Eiffel Towers, or 2 x Burj Khalifas (the tallest building in the world)!

> 72 person-hours – total time to wrap the tree and the star

> Only 5.5 amps – total power consumption at full brightness.


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