Ho Chi Minh City

The city gets brighter with environmentally-friendly lighting 

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city and the center of the country’s economy. It is no wonder that people have been rushing to live there since the late 1990s. Population growth created the need for a new approach to city planning—one that would reduce energy dependency. Street lighting was a key focus of this new policy.

Remote management for 12,000 lights

Ho Chi Minh City made the decision to invest in a remote lighting management system and control center. They turned to Citelum for the project, which received financial support from the French government. Our subsidiary Edelcom provided the necessary expertise in the remote management of complex networks in order to:

  • Network 12,000 light fixtures
  • Set up a supervision and control center to manage operations
  • Train local staff

These moves slashed the city’s electricity consumption by 30%.

Spotlight on the urban environment

We had previously demonstrated our expertise illuminating urban environments in places like Laos and China when Vietnam turned to us for visually-exciting and environmentally-friendly lighting for sites like the Hotel de Ville, Sailing Tower, and the Continental Hotel.

More recently, two contemporary architectural structures have been inaugurated under Citelum-designed lighting: the Thu Thiem and the Phu My Bridges. Our lighting is designed to highlight the bridges’ three functions: a liaison between old and new neighborhoods; an expression of new economic power; and an embodiment of historical and environmental values.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • 7.7 million inhabitants
  • 12,000 lights
  • Project type: Installation of remote lighting management center and Luxicom® modules, artistic lighting design