Description of the project:
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome’s largest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, has been the subject of a renovation projection that has led to an energy saving of 80%.
To be precise, the Enel X project involved:
- The replacement of all halogen lamps with LED light sources
- The installation of 40 lighting units, each with an estimated service life of 50,000 hours
- The installation of light sources that are non-intrusive in terms of their size and colour
- Spotlights with an average capacity of 40W of coloured light that can be adapted to various scenarios, maintaining a sober aesthetic while keeping maintenance costs at extremely low levels.
The new efficient and sustainable lighting of the only Catholic Basilica to have conserved its original early Christian structure was opened on 19 January 2018. The ceremony was attended by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. The project, which was developed and completed by Enel X, endowed the place of worship with architectural lighting that presents the Basilica’s artistic heritage and its four facades.