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Europe’s largest port

Port of Barcelona,

The Port of Barcelona is the main port in the Mediterranean in terms of cruise ship traffic and the world’s fourth largest, second only to ports in the Caribbean.
Barcelona port project with Philips Lighting

The main

was to increase comfort throughout the area by applying highly uniform lighting in the most energy-efficient way possible."


- Raúl Pablo Francés. Manager of Network Services and Supplies. Barcelona Port Authority

Philips LED lighting helped the Port of Barcelona reduce energy consumption and deliver a better quality of light with ClearFlood floodlights connected to CityTouch remote light management system

Customer Challenge


Being a very popular tourist destination in its own as well as enjoying a high volume of cruise ship traffic, the Port Authorities were looking for ways to make the area even more welcoming. There were two key objectives they wanted to meet:


  • Increased comfort - and sense of safety - for both the residents and tourists
  • A more exciting and memorable experience, to enhance the visitor welcome
Barcelona port

The right lighting


From the start, increased energy efficiency was one of the key priorities, which is why LED technology was the obvious choice. Taking all lighting requirements into account, Philips recommended the use of the ClearFlood Large luminaire, with the optimized Ledgine optical platform. Thanks to its highly application-specific optical solution, uniform lighting could be delivered even in areas that had unique dimensions and requirements. Now, the whole area is much brighter and more welcoming, providing a greater sense of comfort and safety to both the residents and tourists.


Additionally, the Port Authorities became very interested in increasing efficiency of other processes and operations. Therefore, after seeing what is possible  using  a remote light management system, the Port of Barcelona also decided to opt for the CityTouch software, which provides insights and forecasts on the use and state of the lighting installation, to optimize operations even further.


But the project did not end here. In order to improve the image of the port and deliver a more interesting experience to visitors, the Port Authorities also decided to explore the benefits of color-changing architectural lighting. For this, Philips recommended Color Kinetics fixtures to be used in combination with a wireless control system, giving the port full flexibility. A pilot installation was made on the main bridge at the port, which now provides an even more fascinating first impression for tourists arriving at the Port of Barcelona. 

Increased energy efficiency


50% less energy
Efficient maintenance and improved operating efficiency

Efficient maintenance and improved operational efficiency

Information on maintenance, 
enabling a more proactive approach
Increased comfort throughout the port

Increased comfort 
throughout the

Enabled by the highly uniform light distribution
Improved image


Thanks to the color changing lighting effects
  • ClearFlood Large
    ClearFlood Large
    ClearFlood Large is designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of floodlighting applications. It also includes all the necessary control features and interfaces to make it f...


CityTouch is a software platform for outdoor lighting from Philips. It allows you to control street lights and analyze lighting data.

Uniform and energy-efficient
area lighting

The team

Port of Barcelona


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