UAE’s Sustainable Lighting projects to cut carbon emission by 75%

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UAE’s sustainable lighting projects have drawn the attention of the international lighting community. To put it into the World’s Top 10 Sustainable Cities list by 2020, Dubai has put a plan include the installation of sustainable lighting in parks and streets, along with the implementation of green building codes across new projects in the city.

The UAE capital will install LED lighting across public spaces and main roads, expecting to bring down the cost of public lighting by up to 75% over 20 years, as well as cut down carbon emissions by 75% and maintenance costs by up to 80% – all of which a part of initiative by the Abu Dhabi Municipality.

According to Ahmed Pauwels, the CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, UAE’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation is transforming the way of energy use thus increases the demands for eco-friendly lighting system and technology. He also foresees this sustainability shift to spread into wider scope of Middle East.


A number of lighting technology providers are on board to  contribute to the movement, namely LED Flex and Orlight – both of whom looking into a bright opportunities ahead. Orlight even admits that the inclusion of a direct base in Dubai sets the value of their business to expand tenfold.

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