Maqam Echahid redefines Algiers skyline with spectacular Philips LED digital lighting
Algiers iconic “Independence monument” illuminated with innovative, energy-efficient lighting during Philips’ fifth consecutive Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow
Royal Philips , the global leader in lighting, today unveiled the spectacular illumination of Algeria’s iconic Maqam Echahid with its latest LED lighting technology, boosting the beautification of the city of Algiers and cutting energy consumption by 75%. Philips is showcasing its LED lighting solutions in Algeria as part of the fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow . By making a stopover in Algeria for the second consecutive year, Philips underlines its commitment to enhance life in Africa by improving energy efficiency in Algeria.
For the Maqam Echahid monument, Philips used a total of 9 luminaires, combining red, blue and green in each single luminaire which provides an endless spectrum of colors to highlight the features of this architectural masterpiece.
The advantages of the LED lighting installed at Maqam Echahid include:
⁻ The installed capacity of the lighting system is just 2.6 kW, compared to almost 10.8 kW previously, reducing energy consumption by 75%.
– Dynamic lighting that makes it possible to adjust the atmosphere of the site (change of intensity and color).
– A longer lifespan of the installation: around 100,000 hours compared to 12,000 hours with conventional lighting(1).
– A reduction in maintenance costs: LED luminaires require little maintenance.
Philips’ strengthens Algeria’s ambition to improve energy efficiency
Algeria has created a “green momentum” by launching an ambitious program to develop renewable energies and promote energy efficiency. Through combining initiatives and the acquisition of knowledge, Algeria is engaged in a new age of sustainable energy use.(2) Philips’ innovative LED lighting solutions tie in greatly with Algeria’s ambition to improve energy performance in public spaces.
The fifth pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow
After the launch in Cairo, Algeria is the second stop on Philips’ annual flagship Cairo to Cape Town roadshow from 14 April to 3 September 2014 which focuses on key challenges facing Africa today – the need for energy-efficient lighting and the revitalization of African healthcare infrastructure. Philips has committed to lighting up and illuminating one iconic monument in every city visited during the roadshow with the latest LED technology. As the number one LED lighting company in the world, Philips will now provide a stunning lighting makeover of historic, well-recognized monuments in African cities.
The Roadshow will make its way across seven countries and ten cities in Africa; next stop will be in Casablanca, Morocco on the 27th of May.