Turin follows Milan in going LED

The Italian city of Turin is turning 55 per cent of its public lighting to LED.

Turin follows Milan in choosing to introduce LED luminaires from Italian manufacturer AEC, and hopes to achieve ‘significant cost reductions and energy savings’.

AEC's Italo luminaire is hitting the streets in Milan and Turin

AEC won a tender with Turin’s electricity supplier Iren Servizi e Innovazione  to supply 45,000 of its Italo LED luminaires.

The city hopes that the project will help in its bid to become one of the next ‘smart cities’ in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, which gives grants for innovative projects that ensure lower energy consumption and better living  conditions in cities.

AEC’s general manager Alessandro Cini said: ‘Just a few months after Milan, the choice of Turin is an important confirmation about the efficacy of our work and choices. The fact that two of the main Italian cities have chosen Italo makes us really proud.’

The deal with Turin follows the rollout of 85,000 luminaires in Milan, covering famous streets including Corso Buenos Aires, Via Solferino and Via Tortona. The project was completed in time for this year’s Expo.