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Philips LED lighting illuminates Algerian monument

Philips has lit up the Maqam Echahid, a monument in Algeria. (Image source: Philips)

Philips has lit up the Maqam Echahid, a monument in Algeria, with its new LED lighting technology and has reduced energy consumption by 75 per cent

“The spectacular lighting of Maqam Echahid demonstrates the incredible advances that are being made in the efficiency and beauty of LED illumination,” said Eric Heutinck, CEO, Philips Maghreb.

The illumination of Maqam Ehadid, Algeria’s concrete monument commemorating its war for independence came as Philips made its second stop in Algeria after it launched its fifth annual pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow in the Egyptian capital.

Heutinck noted that LED lighting innovations offer governments and policy makers, new opportunities to beautify cities while also saving energy. He pointed out that the illumination of the Maqam Echahid helped to reduce consumption of energy by 75 per cent as the LED lighting installed only use 2.6kW of electricity compared to almost 10.8kW previously used.

The iconic Maqam Echahid, which was opened on Algeria’s 20th anniversary of independence is its most popular attraction, bringing in thousands of tourists annually. The innovative lighting is expected to improve the tourism value of the monument.

Philips’ illumination of the Algerian monument using innovative LED lighting solutions is in tandem with Algeria’s ambitious programme to develop renewable energies and promote energy efficiency.

The company intends to continue lighting up iconic places across African cities, with 10 cities in seven countries scheduled to enjoy the LED lighting as the roadshow stops there.

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