Businesses in Dubai will be able to use the world’s most energy-efficient LED light bulb by the end of the year.
Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting launched the Dubai Lamp, which is geared towards commercial entities, on Wednesday at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition.
Philips said the light bulb will reduce energy used for lighting by nearly 90 per cent and last 15 times longer than conventional lighting.
It will be available in four different models.
“The initiative supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy, which targets a 30 per cent reduction in energy consumption by 2030 and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 16 per cent by 2021,” said Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director general of Dubai Municipality.
Dubai is preparing to supply 2 million lamps for residential and commercial use across the city next year and plans to increase this to 10 million by 2021.
Philips Lighting said that this deal was an example of how a public-private partnership can drive innovation.
“Over the past three years, we’ve worked with the municipality to transform municipal buildings with energy-efficient LED lighting,” said Eric Rondolat, the chief executive of Philips Lighting. “This initiative is a natural next step, which will help to set a new benchmark in energy efficiency and sustainable development in Dubai.”
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