More light and more efficient

The AMB and Carandini are launching a pilot to install LEDs in the Vila Olímpica Tunnel on Barcelona’s coastal ring road that will save up to 45% in energy consumption. Other smart projects already launched by AMB include the Columna Paral•lel lamp post and interior lighting for bus shelters.

A significant reduction in electricity consumption and improved visibility of the tunnels on the Barcelona ring roads on which an average of 165,000 vehicles travel every day comprise the aims of this new pilot project. Launched by AMB and the Barcelona Regional Council – the competent administrations for the management of Barcelona’s ring roads,- and Carandini, an international reference in smart and efficient lighting for public spaces, the project is installing LED lighting in the Vila Olímpica Tunnel on Barcelona’s Ronda Litoral, the coastal ring road. The new white lighting replaces the current yellow-coloured sodium vapour lamps.

Under this collaboration, Carandini, a Catalonian company with US capital, has supplied 52 LED lamps to the metropolitan administration for installation between exits 21 and 22 of the ring road, the Hospital del Mar and Barcelona’s Biomedical Research Centre, heading towards Besós. The product is one of the most efficient on the market, provided the necessary illumination with minimum output. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY November 2015