Dubai Investments retrofits EGF’s premises with 100W LED lights
The total energy saving with the project is 105,120 kWh p/y, with energy costs having reduced by approximately 60%
Dubai Financial Market-listed Dubai Investments is going sustainable by replacing metal halide lamps with LED lights across the factory premises of its wholly-owned subsidiary Emirates Float Glass [EFG].
As part of the initiative 80 LED lamps were retrofitted on existing light poles, which has helped with better illumination, colour rendering, and visibility.
With the retrofitting project that saw the replacement of 250W high power consuming metal halide lamps with 100W LED lights resulted in a plunge in energy consumption from 175,200 kWh p/y to 70,080 kWh p/y.
The total energy saving is 105,120 kWh p/y while energy costs are reduced by approximately 60%.
“The replacement of the conventional bulbs with the energy saving LED lamps within the EFG premises is part of a long-term investment highlighting efforts leading environmental improvements and achievement of operating efficiencies”, said Ghassan Mashal, general manager of Emirates Float Glass (EFG).
According to EFG, the LED lights have a 10-year life expectancy, providing 50,000 lighting hours with 15,000 lumens, and require less maintenance.
The decision for the replacement was based on studies confirming steady light output at less than 1% degradation per year over the life of the equipment as compared to other conventional lights.
The LED lights provide a brighter work atmosphere for EFG’s plant employees, and supports the firm's occupational health and safety measures.