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Dubai Lamp to replace 10m bulbs by 2021

Dubai: The world’s most energy-efficient and commercially available LED lamp has been launched in and named after Dubai, officials said on Wednesday. The emirate plans to replace 10 million conventional lamps in buildings here with the Dubai Lamp by 2021, reducing 90 per cent of energy used for lighting and 640,000 tonnes of carbon emission. The Dubai Lamp was unveiled at the ongoing Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2016) on Wednesday. A family of eight LED lamps, the Dubai Lamp is a joint initiative of Philips Lighting and Dubai Municipality. The product was unveiled by Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, and Paolo Cervini, president, Philips Lighting Middle East and Turkey. Officials said the Dubai Lamp is the result of a research partnership between the two entities resulting in the development of the world’s first commercially available LED lamp which can produce 200 lumen per Watt. By replacing conventional bulbs with Dubai Lamp, households and enterprises can reduce energy used by up to 90 per cent, officials said. Besides raising light and energy efficiency to new levels, they said, Dubai Lamp is extremely durable with an average lifespan of up to 15 times longer than conventional lamps. Available in widely used shapes and colours, the lamps will be widely available in Dubai before the end of the year in four versions (see the box), both in cool daylight and warm white colours. With these versions, the Dubai Lamp could replace 80 per cent of conventional lamps used in Dubai homes. Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting are preparing for the supply of two million Dubai Lamps for residential and commercial use across the city in 2017. This could increase to 10 million lamps by 2021, the officials said. “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,” Cervini told Gulf News. “The lamps will be more expensive than the ones in the market. But the performance, energy efficiency, and long durability will give consumers far better advantages,” he said when asked about the pricing. Lootah said the Dubai Lamp Initiative aims to raise public awareness of the need for energy saving and for reduction of carbon emissions. “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,” added Lootah. Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, said: “This focused and result-driven partnership with Dubai Municipality is a prime example of how a public-private partnership can deliver innovation that is practical and cost-effective for both consumer and professional markets while helping to combat the serious issue of climate change.”

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Posted on :10/18/2016