The famous Maqam Echahid monument, based in Algeria, has had it’s lights replaced with Philips LED Energy Saving lights. The famous monument gains thousands of tourists a year and this new lighting is expected to attract even more.

This was Philips’ second stop on it’s yearly African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. A further 10 cities are planned to benefit from LED lighting as the roadshow continues. It began on the 14th of April and is due to end on the 3rd of September.

The Maqam Echahid’s new Philips lighting has reduced energy consumption by 75%  and uses 2.6kW as opposed to the previous 10.8kW. Philips Lighting Middle East and Africa’s CEO, Eric Heutinck, said:

The spectacular lighting of Maqam Echahid demonstrates the incredible advances that are being made in the efficiency and beauty of LED illumination.

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