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Energiaviva has completed the installations of UrbanLED street lights, which use Luxeon Rebel-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from Philips Lumileds, in 10 Portuguese towns and cities.

Installation work in a further 20 Portuguese municipalities is expected to be complete this autumn.

The UrbanLED luminaires were introduced in April 2009, when they were installed on a street in the Portuguese town of Pombal.

The lighting solution provides a combination of power efficiency, CRI, uniform light distribution and low maintenance and repair costs.

During the summer, UrbanLED street lights were installed on streets in the towns of Alcochete, Moita, Barreiro, Arraiolos, Pombal, Santa Maria de Feira Vale de Cambra, Estarreja, Coimbra and Torres Vedras.

The white light from the UrbanLED has transformed areas that were previously a dark yellowish colour from the high-pressure sodium lamps that they replace.

The accelerating roll-out of LED street lighting means that high-pressure sodium lamps could begin to be eliminated from Portuguese streets.

Luis Mota, director of Energiaviva, said: ‘In the 10 towns that have UrbanLED street lights, the municipal authorities are already seeing the benefits – a hugely improved urban environment at night time, lower electricity costs and a reduced requirement for the time of maintenance crews.’ The installation progress in Portugal is the result of a consortium of companies in the energy, lighting and construction industries.

Exporlux, its development division Bluespan, which is responsible for the luminaire design, and Rosas Construtores have joined forces and, as Energiaviva, deliver a complete solid-state street lighting solution to municipalities.

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