LuxLive launches in Middle East

LuxLive launches in Middle East

LuxLive Middle East 2016 will bring together the world’s leading lighting brands and key decision makers and specifiers from across the Middle East in a spectacular two-day lighting event. The show will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 13-14 April 2016.

Yas Marina revved up with new entrance lighting

Yas Marina revved up with new entrance lighting

Yas Marina, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, now boasts a new lighting installation designed to enhance the existing landscapes and facades to create a vibrant and welcoming experience for visitors. The scheme was carried out by Acoulite for the Marina owner Miral.

World first: Mosque’s light transmitting concrete

World first: Mosque’s light transmitting concrete

Al Aziz Mosque on Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island makes use of stunning light transmitting concrete technology to create a fascinating light show at night with projected calligraphy. Every facade panel is unique, a first for a project of this type.

Abu Dhabi plans next phase of sustainable lighting strategy

Abu Dhabi plans next phase of sustainable lighting strategy

Abu Dhabi City Municipality is to roll out the next stage of its ambitious plan to cut the total cost of public lighting by 60-75% over the next two decades. Streetlighting is being upgraded to LED systems, saving the Municipality more than AED 3.2 million per annum in energy costs.

Design Tech Services lights up Saudi

Design Tech Services lights up Saudi

Local lighting designers are few and far between in KSA, where international consultancies dominate. Design Tech Services’ Abdulaziz Al-Azem tells Andy Brister why it pays to think local.

FW Thorpe targets UAE growth

FW Thorpe targets UAE growth

Lighting manufacturer FW Thorpe has seen sales soar to £73.5m for the year to 30 June 2015, up 19.9% from £61.4m a year earlier. Pre-tax profit also increased by 14.7% to £14.4m compared to £12.6m in 2014.

Ambitious Opple targets Middle East

Ambitious Opple targets Middle East

Chinese LED lighting manufacturer Opple has set out its ambitious plans to become dominant in the Middle East and around the world at an event in Riyadh.