Feb1, 2017: Dubai has ruled that all new buildings will have to install LED lighting, and have to mandatorily install LED lights of a particular company, Dubai Municipality said.
The municipality has signed a 5-year contract with Philips Lighting to develop ‘Dubai Lamp’, that is claimed to be the world’s first LED lamp with 200 lumen per watt. Hence, Dubai has ruled that all new buildings will have to install Philips LED lamps.
A building that will not fit Philips ‘Dubai Lamp’, will not get a Building Completion Certificate. In fact, all new buildings in Dubai will be forced by law to install Philips LED lamps, the municipality said.
The new LED lamps will replace 80% of traditional lights in residential buildings, and from 2017, all new buildings will have have to fit Philips LED lamps. A study will be undertaken to make a strategy to implement LED lighting in older buildings as well.
Dubai authorities have commissioned Philips to manufacture and supply 2 million LED lamps called ‘Dubai Lamps’, which will not contain mercury or generate heat. Dubai Municipality will install 10 million ‘Dubai Lamps’ before the end of 2021.
The rule aims both sides to draw the benefits. While the building owner will save a lot of money on energy charges, the government will be able to protect the environment.
The LED lamps will be available in four models—in cool daylight and warm white colours, which includes 1W candle lamps to replace the 25W incandescent lamp, 2W bulbs to replace 40W incandescent lamps, 3W bulbs to replace 60W incandescent lamps, and the 3W MR16 Spot to replace 50W halogen spots.