At the end of May 2014 Philips used LED lighting in a makeover of the historic Wilaya building in Casablanca. The company installed LED luminaires to provide a palette of 16 million colours that can create an inspiring lighting show and highlight the Wilaya’s features. The LED lighting allows energy savings of up to 80% and has a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours compared to 12,000 hours with conventional lighting solutions.
All of the installed luminaires are dimmable and colour-changing making it possible to modify the lighting according to the event taking place (ceremonies, concerts, prayers, etc.), the time of day or the season. The illumination of the Wilaya has contributed to the beautification of the city, while significantly reducing energy consumption, which is aligned to the ambitions of the Moroccan government to be more energy efficient.
Energy demand in Morocco is expected to double by 2020 and triple by 2030. As part of its ambitious energy strategy, Morocco aims to save 12% of energy by 2020. “
Located on the Mohammed V Square, Casablanca’s city hall Wilaya is the city’s primary place of government. It was designed by French architect Marius Boyer and completed in 1927. The building is considered one of Casablanca’s architectural assets. The design is a combination of Muslim and Moorish styles with remarkable intricate mosaics and archways. Philips’ use of LED lighting will enhance the beauty of this local monument and will contribute to the tourism value of the Wilaya.
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