Making a growing city
greener

Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain

 

Learn how light is helping Rivas Vaciamadrid to rapid reach a sustainability landmark.

All in all, we have
achieved 

the targets that we set for ourselves: reducing emissions, increasing quality and uniformity, and achieving cost savings of 56%.”

 

- Carlos Ventura, Director of Telecommunications - Rivas Local Council

Customer challenge


Rivas Vaciamadrid is the fastest expanding European town of the last 30 years. Following its growth from 500 citizens to over 80,000, the local council needed to control rising power use and C02 production. An upgrade to energy-efficient lighting was in order.

The right lighting

 

Rivas Vaciamadrid municipality had big plans. Aware of the impact of rapid population growth, the local authorities launched a project called ‘Rivas Emisiones 0’. Its aim was to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by the year 2020, and to achieve carbon neutral status by the year 2030. This would mean replacing the town’s lighting sodium vapour and metal halide lamps with green technologies.

 

LED lamps provided a state-of-the-art solution. Luma 1 and Luma Mini luminaires were installed in roads, residential areas and parks. They create a welcoming atmosphere where residents feel at home, with high-quality, uniform light. Footpaths and sports areas were given a new feel with ClearFlood LED floodlights. Their bright, clean light instils a safe and comfortable night environment.

 

In many cases, these cutting-edge lamps could be installed on existing light masts, for easy installation. And to save energy, all of the new fixtures can be dimmed when less light is needed. For instance, each Luma luminaire is programmed to give 100% of the lighting level needed during the hours of busy traffic, 70% during hours of less intense road use, and 50% for the remaining hours of darkness until sunrise.

 

At the time of writing, the municipality has replaced 82% of its lights with LED fixtures. Energy consumption has been reduced by 56%, and annual C02 emissions will fall by 990 tons.

  • ClearFlood
    ClearFlood is a range of floodlights that lets you choose the exact number of lumens you need for your application. Designed around state-of-the-art LEDs and extremely high-efficie...
  • Luma

    Luma is a high-performance road-lighting luminaire with a clear design identity, offering a perfectly cooled, fit-and-forget solution for all streets and roads. The lumen packag...

Supporting
urban aesthetics

The team

Municipality Rivas Vaciamadrid

Client

Elacnor, José Luis Martín

Installer

Mauricio de Ramón Chicano

Philips representative

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