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Edificio Pórtico,
Madrid, Spain


A year after opening, the Edificio Pórtico, one of Madrid’s most iconic buildings, won the best business center award 2007 at the international professional real estate exhibition. To comply with new technical regulations, the building was recently upgraded with state of the art LED lighting.

Edificio Pórtico, Madrid

For its 
levels of light,

energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal, the Philips LED solution was the clear winner.”

- Salvador García Moral, Building Manager at Cushman & Wakefield
Edificio Pórtico in Madrid

Customer challenge


Top priority for the customer was to create a pleasant environment and ensure that the tenants are as comfortable as possible. So right from the start the upgrade was not just a matter of simply replacing the light fixtures, but of optimizing the lighting in all the work areas, and adjusting the levels to suit the tasks being performed, while making the best possible use of natural light. 

Edificio Pórtico, Calle Mahonia, Madrid

The right lighting


The building has a wrap-around glass façade, which means that natural daylight comes in from all directions throughout the day and at varying degrees of intensity. To ensure ambient lighting inside stays uniform, the light fixtures at the perimeter are equipped with ActiLume controls, which regulate lighting levels based on the amount of natural light present. All other light fixtures are equipped with DALI controls and are managed separately using other parameters. 


The solution has exceeded the expectations of owners, managers and occupants. It not only provides the higher lighting levels specified by the new regulations, it also uses 65% less energy. In addition, the new installation optimizes user comfort while the aesthetic design of the fixtures is also appreciated by all stakeholders. 

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