Huelva municipalities of Almonaster La Real, Cala, Calañas, El Campillo, Campofrio, Chucena, Jabugo, Puebla de Guzman and Villarrasa have joined together to implement steps towards efficient management of street lighting. An investment of over € 2,500,000 and which they expect will provide energy savings over 70%.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Junta de Castilla y Leon has installed efficient LED lighting technology in sports facilities for the first time. The action has been developed through the Regional Authority for Energy (EREN), an organization that develops, unifies and integrates policies concerning various energy areas at the regional level. The aim of this action is to widespread the use of LED lighting technology in unique buildings.
One of the most important cities in northern Italy, Brescia, has decided to carry out a major energy-saving project: they will replace all of the city street lighting with latest generation Italo LED devices. Thus, the City estimates a 40% reduction in annual energy consumption, about 8 million euro in 10 years.
A team of scientists from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid is working on the "Cities at Night" project to create a map in color of the Earth at night with images taken by astronauts on the ISS. Precisely for this reason, it has found that Spain spends 950 million euro a year in street lighting, one of the largest spenders in Europe.
The Italian city of Milan has become an efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable place, because on the occasion of the Expo 2015, the Universal Exhibition which opened last first of May, the second largest city in Italy reinvents and presents itself under a new, more efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable light, thanks to 100,000 luminaries of the ITALO series.
Keeping lights on at night is causing havoc on the balance of nature. Dozens of species of birds and insects are in danger because of this type of pollution. The company Ignialight has designed a new lighting technology that besides being low energy is fully respectful with the fauna and insects. It is the LED PC-Ambar.
Madrid is to become the only city in the world with the major renovation in its public lighting, with the replacement of 225,000 light spots by LED technology. The decision will allow the city to save 115 million euro in eight years (the spending of 226,000 households or the emissions of nearly 115,000 vehicles) and will prevent the emission of over 168,000 tons of CO2.
Doha Expressway is the commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of Qatar, a project to create a modern road network throughout the country so that everything is connected through the city of Doha. To achieve this, the required solutions for public lighting and outdoor tunnel will be provided by GE Lighting.
Speaking of corruption in these times is becoming a habit. A week ago the newspaper El Mundo published that the street lighting substitution in Valencia cost 30 million euro, making it Spain’s largest tender for LED in terms of money. Now, Anfalum, the Spanish Association of Lighting Manufacturers, want to clarify their position on the matter.