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    Making a splash with

    awe-inspiring illumination

    Fonte Monumental,
    Lisbon, Portugal

    See how fountain lighting is enchanting visitors and residents at the Fonte Monumental in Lisbon
    Philips LED lighting at Fonte Monumental lighting

    Being a part of
    the installation 

    team in this project was very simple. The technical support provided by Philips helped us to achieve the best work in the shortest time possible.”


    - João Pedreño, Engineer, H-Tecnic

    Closer look of the Fonte Monumental at Portugal, Lisbon illuminated with Philips fountain lighting
    Spectacular view of the Fonte Monumental at Lisbon, Portugal creates an outstanding

    Customer challenge


    The beautiful Alameda fountain is a source of local pride in Lisbon. Built in the 1940’s, it had previously been lit by power-guzzling halogen fixtures. When Lisbon municipality decided to renew the fountain, it wanted a lighting system that would save energy and attract tourists.

    Philips fountain lighting turns Fonte Monumental into an outstanding landmark in the night

    The right lighting 

    Lisbon Municipality had several objectives for the fountain. To attract tourists and beautify the city, it had to have a safe, pleasant atmosphere, and an appearance that people would talk about. In addition, the municipality wanted to the new fountain lighting to save at least 50% on energy compared to the old system.


    Philips had a state-of-the-art solution ready. C-Splash2 submersible luminaires were placed around the inner edges of the fountain, dramatically lighting up the streams of water that shoot towards the center. Luxurious light shines upwards at the horse and angel statues, enhancing their grandeur and making passers-by stop and stare.


    To maintain the look of the original light installation, a special version of C-Splash2 was developed, using white LEDs that create a warm light temperature of 4000k. The cabling system we used allows the fixtures to be positioned up to 45 metres away from the power source. This cabling technology limits power losses and lowers the cost of installation, operation, and maintenance.

    C-Splash2 uses only 25W of power, compared to 300W used by the previous halogen lighting. The modern LED fixtures and power-efficient control systems have reduced electricity consumption by a staggering 91% - a monumental saving.

    Pharos LPC2

    Making the
    public proud

    The Team

    Lisbon Municipality


    Manuel Saldanha


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