UAE: 10 million Dubai Lamps to be produced by 2021
Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting Middle East will supply two million units of the newly launched Dubai Lamp across the emirate by 2017
The Dubai Lamp was launched at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2016 show.
Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality and Paolo Cervini, president of Philips Lighting Middle East and Turkey, unveiled the product.
The Dubai Lamp range, jointly worked on by both entities, aims to develop the world’s first commercially available 200-lumen-per-Watt LED lamp in various shapes and colours.
The collection consists of eight lamp variants.
Households and enterprises can reduce energy used for lighting by up to 90% by replacing traditional lights with the Dubai Lamp.
Dubai Lamp has an average lifespan that is up to 15 times longer than that of conventional lamps, and four variants of the product in cool daylight and warm white colours will be available in the emirate by the end of 2016.
Philips and Dubai Municipality are manufacturing two million Dubai Lamps for residential and commercial use across the emirate in 2017, with supply expected to reach 10 million units by 2021.
Commenting at the launch of the product, Dubai Municipality's Lootah said: "[Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai], HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has always been keen to promote green initiatives designed to encourage sustainable development, which contributes significantly towards the national economy and benefits future generations.
"It is very encouraging for the clean energy sector to see such unique achievements led by Dubai providing a role model for the world."
Eric Rondolat, chief executive officer of Philips Lighting, added: "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.
"Over the past three years we have worked with the Municipality to transform municipal buildings with energy efficient LED lighting.
"This initiative is a natural next step, which will help to set a new benchmark in energy efficiency and sustainable development in Dubai," he concluded.