Dubai to save 90% on public lighting costs with LED lamps project

Dubai Lamps is a joint initiative of Philips Lighting and Dubai Municipality and will reduce 640,000 tonnes of carbon emission
Dubai to save 90% on public lighting costs with LED lamps project
Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai and Hussain Nasser Lootah, DG of Dubai Municipality with the Philips Dubai Lamp.
By Staff writer
Thu 06 Oct 2016 11:35 AM

Dubai will replace 10 million conventional lamps with ‘Dubai Lamps’, the world’s most energy-efficient and commercially available LED lamps, by 2021 that will help it reduce 90 percent of energy used for lighting.

The Dubai Lamp is a joint initiative of Philips Lighting and Dubai Municipality and will reduce 640,000 tonnes of carbon emission, Gulf News reported.

The world’s first commercially available LED lamp can produce 200 lumen per Watt and has an average lifespan of up to 15 times longer than conventional lamps.

The lamps will be available before year-end in four versions (1 watt Candle Lamp, 2 watt Bulb, 3 watt Bulb and 3 watt MR16 Spot) and could replace 80 percent of conventional lamps used in Dubai homes.

Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting are planning to supply of two million Dubai Lamps for residential and commercial use across the city in 2017.

“That could see the reduction of up to 640,000 tonnes of carbon emission. Our plan is to save the consumption of 1000 gigawatt per year,” Paolo Cervini, president, Philips Lighting Middle East and Turkey, told the newspaper.

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