Seeking an affordable solution, Palencia city council sought to renew their lights through an Energy Service Company (ESCO), Clece. With the ESCO fronting the initial funds for the upgrade, Palencia would be able to pay back the investment using the savings that the new lights would afford them.
For the initial phase of renewal, 3,139 luminaires were installed. Opting for energy efficient solutions, Luma LEDs were used along the main roads and avenues of the city, while Selenium LEDs were installed in residential areas, and Villa LEDs were added in the old quarter of the city. The luminaires were connected to the Interact City lighting management software, which enables the remote control of both individual and grouped light points.
The difference is visible both day and night. Thanks to the new lighting and management system, the city is benefiting from lowered energy consumption, which brings economic and environmental benefits. Furthermore, the new luminaires provide high quality light with excellent color rendering, enhancing feeling of safety and comfort. As a result, livability in Palencia has been significantly improved for visitors and citizens alike.