UAE set for smart streetlighting

UAE set for smart streetlighting

Technology provider du is to roll out the first phase of an Internet of Things platform that will bring smart streetlighting, waste management and parking to Dubai and the wider UAE.

AEC lands at Jeddah Airport

AEC lands at Jeddah Airport

AEC Illuminazione’s Galileo floodlighting has been selected for the new outdoor lighting at Saudi’s Jeddah Airport. The units will be installed in January 2016.

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.

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.

Abu Dhabi saves AED 3 million a year in LED upgrade

Abu Dhabi saves AED 3 million a year in LED upgrade

Abu Dhabi City Municipality is busy upgrading its public lighting to LED systems as part of a sustainability master plan across its infrastructure. The move will save the Municipality more than AED 3m per annum in energy costs.

Speakers named for tunnel lighting conference

Speakers named for tunnel lighting conference

Europe’s top tunnel lighting experts – Professor Axel Stockmar, Hans Huijben and John Rands – have been named as the headline speakers in a special conference on tunnel lighting.