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Municipalities nationwide with Christmas lighting restrictions

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In Porto, Christmas lighting will be active from the last day of November until the day after Kings.

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In Porto, Christmas lighting will be active from the last day of November until the day after Kings.

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The energy crisis is forcing municipalities across the country to plan to turn on Christmas lights for shorter periods than other years and to resort more to low-energy technologies.

In the city of Lisbon, where Chamber again invests about 750 thousand eurosChristmas lights will be on from December 6 to January 6, with reduced daily opening hours, the longest of which will be from 18:00 to 01:00 on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Other measures taken by the municipality of the capital of the country to reduce consumption are use of LED lampsto guarantee “50% savings” compared to 2021.

The Chamber of Oeiras in the Lisbon area has also decided this year to light Christmas lights only in December 6 to January 6 from 18:00 to 00:00.🇧🇷 In previous years, the Christmas lights were switched on from November 11 and burned every day until 01:00.

In Porto, Christmas lighting will be active from the last day of November until the day after the Kings, which is celebrated on January 6th.

During the Christmas season, low energy LED lighting will operate from Sunday to Thursday from 18:00 to 23:00. On Fridays, Saturdays and on the eve of holidays, the operation will last until 24:00.🇧🇷

Ward Viana do Castelo has also taken measures to reduce energy consumption.using LED lights and limiting the periods during which the Christmas lights will be on.

In the county capital of Viseu, Christmas lighting is once again placed on the same streets as in previous years, although more restrained managementstarting to turn on for fewer hours and days.

Further south, in Caldas da Rainha, in the district of Leiria, lighting will be on minus seven days The number of light bulbs will drop from four million in use in 2021 to just 2.8 million this year, according to the Trade Association.

usually 385 hours of lighting this year has been reduced to 290 hours with the lights on.which will lead to a reduction in energy consumption from 18 to 13 megawatts.

In Porto de Mós, also in the district of Leiria, the council decided not to install traditional Christmas lighting this year, opting to place only one little note in the castle in honor of Christmas🇧🇷

For their part, the local government of Vendas Novas in Évora County decided to turn off the outdoor lighting of municipal buildings to save energy, and also decided to place holiday lighting in fewer locations.

In the same area, the municipality of Alentejo, Montemor o Novo, has announced that it will shorten the daily Christmas lighting period, with the lights switched on between December 1 and January 6, 2023🇧🇷

In Faro, in the Algarve, Christmas lights will burn for ages. significantly shorter time than in previous years, starting at dusk and turning off at 00:00, and in 2021 it was illuminated daily from 17:00 to 02:00.

Also in the Faro region, the municipality of Portimão will this year shorten the period of Christmas lighting in 10 days compared to previous years – turning on the lights from December 6 to January 6 – and two hours a day.

Like other municipalities, the City Council of Portimão will also use low energy luminaires with LED technology and the light will turn off every two hours of operation.

The municipality of Povoasan, on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, will maintain Christmas lighting in the city center and at the nativity scene of Caldeiras das Furnas, albeit with some restrictions, as follows: reduction of lighting time which should turn off at 24:00 or 01:00 and not remain on until 02:00.

On the other hand, in the case of Christmas lighting in the city center, a cost-saving measure already implemented in previous years, which consists of placing motion detectors in some arteries, will be maintained, allowing the lights to be turned on and off when people pass by. .

Still in the Azores archipelago, the municipality of Angra do Heroismo on the island of Terceira will follow the guidelines to reduce the number of lighting hours at Christmas, but the exact time when the lights will be turned off has not yet been determined, although should happen at 23:00 or 24:00🇧🇷

In Funchal, most of the lighting for Christmas and New Year is run by the Madeira regional government, which has already announced some restrictions due to the energy crisis.

From December 8 to January 6, decorative public lighting in Funchal will be open from 18:00 to 00:00, except for six days – December 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 and the 1st. January – when they burn until 01:00.

Several luminaires in the capital of Madeira, for which the municipality is directly responsible, will follow the recommendations of the regional government.

In the municipality of Camara de Lobos, in the west of the island, the time that the lights remain on will also be reduced, although the exact time has not yet been determined.

Source: Observador

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