BIFM UAE - Future Designs: LED in the workplace

Category: Green Lighting



The LED debate started in the UK in 2012. Horror stories of mass component failure and CRI instability slowed the changeover to LED and rightly so. Undeliverable promises were made mainly by new start-up organisations in the Far East which gave LED a poor start. However, those patient enough to wait for the technology to develop and prove itself have found their organisations adopt THR LED technology fully and FUTURE Designs is one of them. 100% of what we manufacture is LED, a staggering turnaround in four years when only 6% was the new technology.

The introduction of Estidama in Abu Dhabi and the more recent target set by the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai have placed the reduction of energy consumption in the region high up the agenda recognising the global requirement to reduce carbon use. Introduction of  LED to commercial lighting fixtures is a significant element to assist achieving these targets. The huge increase in lumens per watt given by LED in comparison to fluorescent lamps is the obvious gain but the harmful CFL gasses used in fluorescent manufacture and the issue of safe disposal of the lamps at life end have ensured LED is now the worldwide lighting medium of choice. 


The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM). Founded in 1993, we promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. Supporting and representing over 17,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training. We promote and embed professional standards in facilities management. Committed to advancing the facilities management profession we provide a suite of membership, qualifications, training and networking services designed to support facilities management practitioners in performing to the best of their ability. For more information visit



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