Philips unveils lighting solutions at UAE event
Abu Dhabi, January 17, 2013
Philips Electronics Middle East recently showcased its innovative energy-efficient lighting solutions for healthcare, office, industry and outdoor applications at the World Future Energy Summit 2013 held in Abu Dhabi.
World leaders, international policy makers, industry leaders, investors, experts, academia, intellectuals and journalists converged on the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) to discuss, debate and display the latest innovations in advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.
Philips has long recognised the need to address climate change through advancing energy efficiency, and has been doing so through its innovations such as intelligent lighting controls that automatically switch lights off when the space is empty, and adjust lighting levels based on the amount of natural light deliver people benefits, and can improve the energy efficiency of buildings by up to 70 per cent a year, a statement from the company said.
With the per capita electricity consumption in the GCC due to increase at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent during the period of 2007 to 2035†, Philips believes it is imperative that governments collaborate with private businesses in order to reduce the impact on the environment, as well as human health.
Lighting contributes to 19 per cent of the world’s electricity consumption; however this can be significantly reduced by switching to energy-efficient LED lighting solutions, the statement said. Taking the application of Road Lighting as an example, moving from traditional sources like high pressure sodium or metal halide lighting to LEDs coupled with intelligent controls such as Philips City Touch, allows municipalities and road authorities to save up to 70 per cent of its energy costs and reduce carbon emissions.
This year, Philips Lighting will install its first LED road lighting in Abu Dhabi, where 1,100 new LED street poles will be erected to help the emirate achieve its objectives to significantly reduce lighting consumption over the next 20 years.
“Philips has long been at the forefront of innovation in lighting technology to boost social and economic progress,” said Harry Verhaar, global head of public and government affairs for Philips Lighting.
“We are very pleased to see the potential of our LED and other intelligent lighting solutions that can aid the UAE in the transition to a sustainable society, while delivering end user benefits to its citizens,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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