Philips Converts Street Lights in Buenos Aires to LED Technology
2013-7-30                     Source: LEDinside

Philips’ LED-based lighting will enableenergy savings of over 50% for the city, a significant reduction in CO2 emissions every year, and offers a lifetime that is five times longer thanconventional lighting. This will significantly reduce the environmental impactof the lighting system and reduce maintenance costs for the city of Buenos Aires.

 “With the rapid growth in population andthe expansion of urban areas, the world needs better and more efficient light. The arrival of innovative LED lighting has brought about a radical change in the industry. In addition to enabling energy savings, it provides our customers with unique, flexible, sustainable, and integrated lighting solutions which were not even envisioned only a few years ago,” stated Gustavo Verna, CEO of Philips Argentina.

The white light of LED lighting enables better facial recognition and adequate color perception, not only by the human eye, but also by security cameras, strengthening crime prevention. The improved visibility and security through Philips’ LED lighting will enable people toenjoy public spaces in Buenos Aires.

Another important benefit of LED lighting is the ability to be remotely controlled. In addition to the replacement of street luminaires, Philips has developed a tailor-made solution for the City of Buenos Aires based on its CityTouch Tele-management platform. The system enables monitoring of each light point in the network on an individual basis, allowing the optimal operation of each luminaire and programming of potential replacements or future maintenance tasks. The system also provides the possibility to switch off or dim lighting levels, depending on specific requirements, thus dramatically reducing energy consumption.