LED lighting illuminates Dubai
The city of Dubai has made the choice to use energy efficient LED lighting to illuminate 262 buildings.
Structures across the municipality will integrate intelligent commercial light fixtures to lower energy consumption by 50 percent and annual carbon emissions by 6,200 tons, according to Lighting. The change comes as part of a commitment to make the city greener.
"The Dubai Municipality has pledged to reduce its energy consumption by 20 percent over the next three years, and we can do so by adopting innovative solutions, such as LED lighting," stated the Director General of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah. "Becoming more energy efficient will help us protect and sustain our environment for generations to come."
Dubai is known for its beautiful architecture, including the Burj Khalifa. The buildings have unique designs that will now be efficiently lit and accentuated by commercial LED lighting.
LEDs are an affordable investment. Digitimes Research reports the average retail price of 60W equivalent LED bulbs has gone down in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South Korea by 1.5 to 3.8 percent. As the technology continues to evolve, LED lighting will continue to excel in brightness, quality and efficiency for a low price with a high return on investment.