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The EDP Foundation will illuminate the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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10.17.2016

The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Cangas de Onís will have a new exterior lighting in the coming weeks. This initiative, promoted by the EDP Foundation, will improve the visibility of one of the main, most visited monuments in the municipality, built in the 8th century.

The lighting project, which already has the authorisation of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Principality, was presented at the town hall of Cangas de Onís by the mayor, José Manuel González, and the director of the EDP Foundation, Nicanor Fernández. They came together spell out the importance of this project, which will provide great value to the chapel and its environment.

The chapel will be lit by five energy efficient LED projectors, that will show the natural colour of the monument. This technology reduces maintenance costs as the devices that will be installed have a useful life of 50,000 hours. In addition, the project provides for a reduction in light intensity at certain hours of the night.

The project will be carried out according to the recommendations and standards set by the Cultural Heritage service of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Principality of Asturias. The new lighting will be powered from an existing point in Avenida Contranquil, which already services the PA and lighting systems inside the chapel, so it will not be necessary to carry out any civil works.

This project is part of the initiatives of the EDP Foundation aimed at improving the environment in which the company operates. Lighting in different historical and cultural heritage sites in the Principality of Asturias is an important strand in the activity of the Foundation.

The lighting projects undertaken by the Foundation include the Palacio de Revillagigedo, the historical building of the University of Oviedo, the Campoamor Theatre, the Evaristo Valle Museum, the Valnalón cooling tower (in the Iron and Steel Museum), the Basilica and the Cave of Covadonga.

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