Dubai Mosques to change to energy saving Dubai Lamps

Category: Green Lighting

DUBAI, 17th April, 2017 (WAM) -- In continuation of Dubai Municipality's efforts to promote the Dubai Lamp, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Municipality on Monday signed an MoU on cooperation in the field of energy and water conservation with a number of local departments and institutions.


The five bodies with whom the Municipality has signed MoUs are the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, Dubai World Trade Centre, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Roads and Transport Authority and Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme.


The MoUs will involve these entities installing various types of Dubai Lamp in their existing buildings and facilities, as well as upcoming projects, according to their respective lighting needs. As a start, more than 2,000 mosques in Dubai will switch to the energy saving lamps.


Dubai Lamp is considered to be the most energy-efficient LED lamp in the world, and is available in four of the most commonly used formats for residential indoor lighting. The Dubai Lamp Initiative is the fruit of a unique research partnership between Philips Lighting and Dubai Municipality, resulting in the development of the world’s first commercially available, 200 lumen per Watt LED lamp.


Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said that these agreements reaffirm Dubai Municipality’s commitment to its strategic relationships with its stakeholders in the Emirate of Dubai in order to achieve its vision of building a happy and sustainable city.


"The combination of efforts and the exchange of experience and knowledge between government departments and different institutions, and their reflection on the business community and the various services in the country’s economy, has become the basis upon which leaders depend to achieve their vision and objectives," said Lootah.


The Municipality's Applied Sustainability and Renewable Energy Department has worked on this unique initiative and is preparing for the supply of two million Dubai Lamps for residential and professional use across the city in 2017, which is expected to increase to 10 million lamps by 2021.


The Dubai Lamp initiative offers many tangible benefits, most notably savings in electricity bills by up to 90%. The lamp, with an average lifespan of up to 25 times longer than conventional lamps, is characterised as environmentally friendly as it does not contain mercury or generate heat and thus saves cooling costs, and does not spread ultraviolet light.


Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Environment, Health and Safety Control Sector, said the Dubai Lamp initiative aims to develop energy policies that reflect a global perspective in the field of sustainability.


"The initiative also aims to meet the current and future challenges facing the energy sector and to formulate responsible policies for implementing and developing mechanisms and frameworks and exchanging experiences between the different countries of the world to enhance the development of human potential in pursuit of the common good of humanity," he added.

SOURCE: Emirates News Agency 


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