The Madrid Metro (Spanish: Metro de Madrid) is a metro system serving the city of Madrid, capital of Spain. The system is the seventh longest metro in the world, with a total length of 293 km (182 mi), though Madrid is approximately the fiftieth most populous metropolitan area in the world.
Recently, Madrid Metro has completed a €6.1m project to install all 301 of its stations and 10 depots with low-energy and cost-effective LED lighting. With the current revolution of LED lighting it comes as no surprise that countries all over the world are adopting it.
The three-year project is expected to produce a €3.8m annual reduction in energy costs while reducing the network’s energy consumption by 45 million kilowatts a year – enough to power 13,800 homes. Metro Madrid is hoping for a significant reduction in maintenance costs as each 1.5m-long LED tube has a projected useful life of 7.3 years, compared with 1.5 years for the lights they have replaced.
The project is one of 12 measures in Madrid Metro’s Energy Savings Plan, which has reduced the network’s energy bill by around 25%. This new inspiring trend of switching to greener light sources will definitely play an integral point in cutting down the carbon footprint.