Oct 21, 2016: As part of the green initiative, Dubai municipality and Philips Lighting launched Dubai Lamps in October 2016. And now, both the parties are set to manufacture 2 million Dubai Lamps for residential and commercial use in the UAE in 2017, with supply likely to hit 10 million units by 2021.
The green initiative is designed to support sustainable development, under the directives of ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The initiative was launched during the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre by Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai municipality and Paolo Cervini, president of Philips.
The Dubai Lamp initiative is a unique research partnership between Philips and Dubai municipality, resulting in the development of the world’s first commercially available 200 lumen per watt LED lampin various shapes and colors. The collection comprises of eight lamp variants.
90% power reduction
The LED scheme underlines Dubai’s commitment to become the world’s most sustainable city.By replacing conventional lamps with Dubai Lamp, households and enterprises can reduce electricity used for lighting by up to 90%.
Dubai Lamp has an average lifespan that is up to 15 times longer than that of conventional lamps, and four variants of the product in cool daylight and warm white colours will be available by the end of 2016.
Speaking at the launch, Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah said, “It is very encouraging for the clean energy sector to see such unique achievements led by Dubai providing a role model for the world.”
This focused partnership withDubai municipality is a key example of how a public-private partnership can offer practical and cost-effective innovation for consumer and professional markets, while pushing to ease the serious issue of climate change, according to a Philips spokesperson. Further he said that the initiative will help to set a new standard in energy efficiency and sustainable development in Dubai.