Solid, active, dynamic and entrepreneurial, ILMÉX has been specialising for years in the manufacture and distribution of components and finished products in the decorative and artistic lighting sector.
ILMÉX is the only firm that is dedicated exclusively to this business, giving us an edge of versatility that makes us stand out from others in the sector. ILMÉX was founded in 1998 within a group of companies with more than 70 years’ experience in the sector.
The Ximénez Group participates in a large number of sponsorships and partnerships both locally and nationally to promote sporting, cultural and social initiatives and help to meet the needs of the most underprivileged..
Ilméx and Aluminothermic Ximénez are the official sponsors of Ángel Ximénez Handball Club.
From a social point of view, the Ximénez Group helps associations like the Red Cross by providing both funding and electrical installations, as well as working with the Cesare Scariolo Foundation.
ILMÉX has a team of professionals with proven prestige. A technical department made up of engineers and designers to work on all our projects, shaping and adapting each item according to our clients’ decorative needs.
At Ilméx we give shape to an idea or concept and turn it into a unique, spectacular lighting project.
Ilméx has been a pioneer in establishing and implementing a Quality Assurance and Environment System to meet the requirements under the standards UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Assurance Systems: Requirements” and UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems: Requirements with Guidelines for Use”.
In 2014 Ilméx also obtained certification under OHSAS 18001:2007 for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System in place in all areas of the company’s business.
Generate employment, and promote commercial activity in the hotel industry, catering, tourism and hospitality and, therefore, increase consumption and income of the city are the basic objectives of decorative lighting. Also, the lighting encourages interaction of citizens since invited to enjoy the city itself and festivals and fairs with centuries of history, becoming one of the most recognized initiatives, flattered and accepted by citizens and tourists and one of the main attractions of the city. Needless to say, no one would like to do Christmas shopping in a sad, dark and sober environment that is not bedecked with the typical decorative lights and enlivened by our traditional carols. Take for example the impact on some of the cities most committed to enlightenment. In Madrid, for example, as shown by data collected by the Municipal Consumer Barometer, in 2010 the Christmas lights presented a 92.96% impact, the initiative was best known for the population in those parties. During the thirty days that last the holidays, the number of visitors was increasing by the month of December to reach record levels, with more than 615,000 passengers and nearly 1.2 million overnight stays. Andalusian cities like Malaga, capital of the Costa del Sol, or Jerez de la Frontera receive their fair each year more than one million visitors even celebrated, as is the case of Malaga, in the month of August.
Decorative lights are not as an expense but an investment stimulates demand; provides a respite to traders who, beset by the current economic crisis and shortage of sales in the Christmas lights are especially attractive to consumers; and encourages an increase in bookings of hotels and restaurants and in the use of means of public transport, particularly the taxi to enjoy the path of light, thanks to increasingly active tourism Christmas day. In short, the city moves.
The steady reduction in the environmental impact of lighting and energy consumption are also basic premises within the strategy of urban lighting, and therefore decorative lighting of a city.
In decorative lighting these objects are achieved by developing more efficient designs, and by improving and full implementation of LED technology and unique lighting system. Thus, not only saves on power consumption, but a large environmental saving in terms of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and therefore contributes to the fight against climate change. Returning to the example of Madrid, last Christmas, the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere fell by more than 130 tons, from 230 tons emitted in 2009 only 98 in 2010.
Some cities have chosen to advance the lighting of the Christmas lights in order to encourage local trade and encourage consumption or, as some say professionals, to make people happier. There are multiple colorful lighting effects that can fill in the citizens.
Maria Jesus Echániz, a member of the College of Psychologists of Extremadura explains as follows the influence of the Christmas lights in the town: “It is known that sensory, experiential or experiential marketing, based on the stimulation of the senses, incites purchase and thus, to a world of feelings and emotions that create rewarding experiences and shared time. Professionals dedicated to this trend share that sensory, visual, light stimulation, colors, sounds, aromas
and forms accrue the desire to buy. ”
Feelings as they play a key role in the buying process for consumers and increase retail sales. Christmas lights activate emotions, evoke happy memories of our childhood that encourage a saddened population. Memories that we must continue to cultivate not deprive our children of all illusion, magic and feelings generated Christmas especially if we look back and remember our childhood on those dates.
Lighting and health are related. It is shown that a chronic lack of light can cause depression.
In autumn and winter increased depression and anxiety attacks by shortages of natural light is observed, it is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
The great influence of its broad spectrum lighting in brain neurotransmitters modifies stress, mood and behavior, alters human health and affects job performance. In autumn and winter, the human being tends to dark colors to enjoy some sunshine well because there is little, or they prefer to stay at home or other enclosed environment. All this invites depression and, again, to shy away from going outside.
Against this backdrop, decorative lighting suggests the opposite: the streets are decorated, are invited to go outside, quality, quantity and color of light that illuminate our cities is increased.
In addition to the amount of light, we also affects the color of light. Cheerful and intense colors positively motivate us, raising morale and thus improving our overall health.