Lisbon Municipality had several objectives for the fountain. To attract tourists and beautify the city, it had to have a safe, pleasant atmosphere, and an appearance that people would talk about. In addition, the municipality wanted to the new fountain lighting to save at least 50% on energy compared to the old system.
Philips had a state-of-the-art solution ready. C-Splash2 submersible luminaires were placed around the inner edges of the fountain, dramatically lighting up the streams of water that shoot towards the center. Luxurious light shines upwards at the horse and angel statues, enhancing their grandeur and making passers-by stop and stare.
To maintain the look of the original light installation, a special version of C-Splash2 was developed, using white LEDs that create a warm light temperature of 4000k. The cabling system we used allows the fixtures to be positioned up to 45 metres away from the power source. This cabling technology limits power losses and lowers the cost of installation, operation, and maintenance.
C-Splash2 uses only 25W of power, compared to 300W used by the previous halogen lighting. The modern LED fixtures and power-efficient control systems have reduced electricity consumption by a staggering 91% - a monumental saving.