May 9, 2017: Dubai Municipality has signed an MOU with two key developers to boost use of energy-efficient LED lighting.
The developers—Emaar and Dubai Properties Group (DPG), will install Dubai Lamp, developed by Philips Lighting. Philips claims Dubai Lamp to be “the world’s most energy efficient LED lamp,” in all their upcoming real estate projects.
As per the four-year pact, Dubai Municipality will not only work with other developers to install Dubai Lamp in their buildings, but will also help them conduct studies to quantify energy savings and other benefits of these LED lamps.
Philips Lighting had developed Dubai Lamp in a research partnership with Dubai Municipality in 2016. The company claims that the lamp can reduce electricity by up to 90%.
Philips Lighting will supply 2 million Dubai Lamps to Dubai Municipality to be installed in residential and professional sector across the city in 2017. By 2021, Philips Lighting will supply 10 million Dubai Lamps.
“Dubai Lamp is a groundbreaking technology with unmatched energy efficiency. It will contribute to Dubai’s sustainability goals and commitment to green economy,” said Paolo Cervini, a regional president for Philips Lighting.
Dubai Lamp is a family of four LED lamps available in two colors (eight in total).
- 1W E14 candle will replace 25W incandescent lamp (both in cool daylight and warm white colors)
- 2W E27 bulb will replace 40W incandescent lamp (both in cool daylight and warm white colors)
- 3W E27 bulb will replace 60W incandescent lamp (both in cool daylight and warm white colors)
- The lamps are designed for mains voltage (220V-240V for Dubai)
- 3W 12V MR16 spot, with an output of 133 lumen per watt, will replace 50W 12V halogen spots (both in cool daylight and warm white colors).
- The lifetime of the lamps is 15 years (based upon typical usage of 1,000 hours per year).