Dubai signs LED lighting deal with Philips

The Dubai Municipality has signed a deal with Philips to change the lighting in hundreds of buildings to an intelligent LED system. The upgrade is expected to save 6,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year from 262 buildings. 

As part of Dubai’s long-term vision to build ‘an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of sustainable living’, the project will help the municipality reduce its energy consumption for lighting by more than half.

The agreement was signed by Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of the municipality, and Philips Lighting boss Eric Rondolat.

Hussain Nasser said: ‘The Dubai municipality has pledged to reduce its energy consumption by 20 per cent over the next three years, and we can do so by adopting innovative solutions, such as LED lighting. Becoming more energy efficient will help us protect and sustain our environment for generations to come.’

The plan is to complete the upgrade over a three-year period, during which Philips will also provide on-site training.