That's where architectural lighting and Enel X Global Retail come into play. Enel X promotes a new concept of light that enhances the beauty of each city's artistic and cultural heritage. Indeed, sometimes a well-lit statue, building or work of art can appear even more splendid in the nighttime than during the daytime.
Enel X's highly-sustainable energy-efficient architectural lighting solutions generate numerous benefits for urban communities. They reduce public expenses while fostering the economic and cultural development of the territory, attracting new visitors, increasing citizens’ pride and endowing urban areas with a new energy.
Casting cultural heritage in a new light
Enel X has developed over 2,000 architectural lighting projects throughout the world - most of them in Italy - enhancing the local cultural heritage and at the same time guaranteeing significant energy savings (up to 70%) for its public and private clients. Some examples are Rome's Villa Giulia with its fascinating Etruscan museum, Florence’s David di Michelangelo at the Galleria dell’Accademia and the lakeside promenade of the town of Stresa, on lake Maggiore, illuminated with state-of-the-art LED lights that fit into the fixtures of the historic cast-iron poles.
Enel X provides an end-to-end service, covering every phase of the project’s implementation: from design to financing options, including construction, supply of materials, planning, installation and maintenance of infrastructures. Installations can be permanent (as part of a wider urban refurbishment effort) or temporary (in case of events like Christmas, exhibitions, live concerts). In the latter case, Enel X offers the possibility to create colored lighting - for example, illuminating public buildings in national colors, to strengthen sense of community - as well as mapped lighting and video mapping solutions.