Dubai Municipality supplies 700 Dubai Lamps to RTA

DUBAI — Following up on the agreement signed last month, the Dubai Municipality has supplied 700 Dubai Lamps to the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA.

With the aim of promoting Dubai Lamp, the municipality had signed several agreements with a number of government and private organisations, as well as strategic partners including the RTA. This is the first batch of lamps dedicated to a strategic partner.

The installation of these lamps will begin this week in a number of buildings and facilities of the RTA. With this replacement, the RTA will save AED31,000 in electricity bills and reduce 66 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to planting 250,000 square metres of green space or the volume of consumption of electricity for ten houses per year.

Ahmed Saeed Al Badwawi, Director of the Applied Sustainability and Renewable Energy Department at the Dubai Municipality, said the move comes in response to the project launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, through Dubai Accelerators. Once 10 million lamps are replaced in Dubai by 2021, the RTA will save AED400 million worth of energy every year.

He said that the Dubai 2030 Plan aims to reduce the consumption of clean energy by 30 percent. This will help save around 1,000 GW/year by 2021, as well as reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 16 percent and contribute to environmental protection. The lamps serve these strategies in terms of reducing 90 percent consumption of energy and 640 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by 2021.

“The lamp comes in three types 1, 2 and 3-watt bulbs. These will replace 20-60 watt bulbs, which consume high energy for lighting. Dubai Lamp is considered to be the world’s most efficient LED lamp and it will reduce energy consumption significantly. It is environment-friendly as it does not contain mercury, does not generate heat, and does not spread ultraviolet light, saving cooling costs. In addition, the cost of the lamp is competitive with the lamps currently available in the market, and it has a long lifespan of up to 25 years,” Al Badwawi said.

He said that Dubai Lamp is one of the accelerators of the future and the initiative aims to reduce energy demand and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. It is a global model of innovation and creativity in energy and lighting.

Abdulrahman Al Janahi, Director of the Assets Management Department in RTA, said, “We are very pleased with this vital initiative from the Dubai Municipality, as it clearly supports our government’s efforts to rationalise energy consumption for a green economy.”

Source: Emirates News Agency