World’s Most Efficient Light Bulb on Sale in UAE

World’s Most Efficient Light Bulb on Sale in UAEWorld’s Most Efficient Light Bulb on Sale in UAE

Dutch-based Philips Lighting has announced that Dubai Lamp, the world’s most energy efficient light bulb, was widely available across the UAE from Saturday.

The result of a research partnership between Philips Lighting and Dubai Municipality, the Dubai Lamp, which was unveiled last October as part of Dubai’s sustainability agenda, aims to reduce energy levels for lighting by as much as 90%, Arabian Business reported.

By replacing conventional lamps at home with the Dubai Lamp, consumers could save up to $544 yearly on their electricity bills, a statement said.

“Due to growing populations and urbanization globally, energy consumption at current levels is simply unsustainable and the pressure on our planet continues to mount... Dubai Lamp alone offers unprecedented energy savings and the reduction of carbon emissions,” said Olav Scholte, marketing manager end-user projects at Philips Lighting Middle East.

Maitha Khalifa Mohammad Almazroei, head of sustainability research and studies section at the Applied Sustainability & Renewable Energy Department, Dubai Municipality, added, “In our bid to become the world’s most sustainable city, we are striving to reach a 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030 and a 16% reduction in carbon emissions by 2021.

"We have worked closely with Philips Lighting on this innovation as part of our efforts to build a greener economy and a sustainable future for our children. We urge the UAE residents to actively engage in the Dubai Lamp Initiative and to think and act green in every aspect of their lives to help realize these goals."

He said that in addition to raising light and energy efficiency to new levels, Dubai Lamp is extremely durable with an average lifespan of up to 25 times longer than conventional lamps.

The lamps are available in four models, both in cool daylight and warm white colors: 1-watt Candle Lamp to replace 25W incandescent lamp, 2W Bulb to replace 40W incandescent lamp, 3W Bulb to replace 60W incandescent lamp and 3W MR16 Spot to replace 50W halogen spots.


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