Paris metro halves energy use with LED lighting from Philips
The tender is to replace the 250,000 light points in RATP’s 302 metro stations and 66 RER stations with energy-efficient LED lighting.
RATP aims to reduce its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 15% from 2004 until 2020. Energy-saving LED lighting from Philips and Step helps meet those objectives. The amount of electricity that the RATP's stations currently consume represents roughly 12% of its total energy consumption.
With 12 million passengers travelling in and around Paris every day, RATP is the world's 5th largest urban transport operator. The multimodal network that it operates in the city center and suburbs, which is made up of 14 metro lines, two RER lines (A and B), three tram lines, 350 bus routes and direct links to two of the city's airports, is one of the biggest in the world.