Philips upgrades Buenos Aires street lighting system with LED lighting technology
Philips was awarded the contract as a result of a public bidding process and up to 91,000 street lights will be replaced with LED technology (including luminaires on avenues, streets, and parks).
Philips’ LED-based lighting will enable energy savings for more than 50% for the city. The Philips solution offers a lifetime that is five times longer than conventional lighting and reduce the environmental impact of the lighting system and reduce maintenance costs for the city of Buenos Aires.
The white light of LED lighting enables better facial recognition and adequate color perception, not only by the human eye, but also by security cameras, strengthening crime prevention. The improved visibility and security through Philips’ LED lighting will enable people to enjoy public spaces in Buenos Aires.
Another important benefit of LED lighting is the ability to be remotely controlled. In addition to the replacement of street luminaires, Philips has developed a tailor-made solution for the City of Buenos Aires based on its CityTouch Tele-management platform. The system enables monitoring of each light point in the network on an individual basis, allowing the optimal operation of each luminaire and programming of potential replacements or future maintenance tasks. The system also provides the possibility to switch off or dim lighting levels, depending on specific requirements, to reduce energy consumption.