The City of Malaga is a coastal city located at the South of Spain. It counts 568 479 inhabitants. The city is composed of a historical centre and several neighbourhoods around it. The economic activity of the city is mainly based on tourism, building sector and new technologies. Climate, people and gastronomy make the city of Malaga a comfortable place to live and visit: one million tourists visit the city every year.
PUBLIC LIGHTING MANAGEMENT
The municipality is responsible for
- street lighting
- decorative and architectural lighting
- festive lighting
The maintenance is developed by private companies under the supervision of the City of Malaga.
Some recently implemented lighting projects
- “Soho Malaga” is a new lighting installation which has been developed in an area next to the city centre. This installation is based on LED technology and low-height poles for pedestrian convenience.
- A plan for reducing installed power in lighting installations of the city has recently been developed. The strategy of this plan consists of installing new lamps with lower power than existing ones in each city luminaire.
Perspectives for the future
A public lighting strategy is being developed to describe major guidelines for the public lighting facilities. One of the main objectives of the municipality is to increase the number of LED-based installations in the city is expected to be developed, thanks to the success of the first tests.
LIGHTING FACTS AND FIGURES
- Number of lighting points: 61 276
- Total power used for public lighting (kW): 8 842
Event lighting installations are used at various occasions every year: at Christmas, during the Malaga Fair and during the Carnival.