Olé! Madrid gets smarter with green lighting

In an effort to become a ‘smart city’ Madrid will upgrade its infrastructure by replacing all of its street lighting to energy efficient lighting. The Spanish capital is getting 225,000 new energy […]

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By Taryn Nixon

In an effort to become a ‘smart city’ Madrid will upgrade its infrastructure by replacing all of its street lighting to energy efficient lighting.

The Spanish capital is getting 225,000 new energy saving bulbs from Philips.

The upgrade will include energy efficient luminaires – that is, light fixtures – on avenues, streets and historic monuments.

The project is a collaboration between local energy company ESCO and Philips. The lighting is expected to allow savings of up to 44%.

Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella said: “This will be the biggest technological renewal ever seen in Madrid City. A change that will allow achieving some important goals. Namely, reducing the city’s energy consumption thanks to energy efficient luminaires, extending the lifespan of the city lighting and controlling light pollution by enabling the regulation of the intensity of light when and where it’s needed.”