The city of Madrid plans to convert all of it's streetlights to connected LED lights.
This is part of an aim to become a Smart City. Philips will be providing 225,000 energy efficient LED lights to the city which will save 44% more energy. Converting the whole lighting system makes it the biggest street lighting upgrade in the world.
All the replaced lamps and lampposts will be recycled by Ambilamp in accordance with current regulations for the safe disposal of products containing heavy metals, such as mercury.
Madrid's Mayor, Ms Ana Botella, said: "This will be the biggest technological renewal ever seen in Madrid City. A change that will allow achieving some important goals. Namely, reducing the city's energy consumption thanks to energy efficient luminaires, extending the lifespan of the city lighting and controlling light pollution by enabling the regulation of the intensity of light when and where it's needed. The new lighting installation allows us to make significant progress towards becoming a smart city, which is more sustainable and, in conclusion, a more livable city."
CEO of Philips Iberia, Juan Sanabria, said: "The lighting renewal project in Madrid is a step forward in the creation of a city prepared for the future, Philips's contribution towards Madrid's efforts to become a smarter, safer and energy efficient city takes account of the needs of citizens and consumers by providing a lighting infrastructure that offers benefits beyond illumination."