In a bid to become one of the smartest and most efficient cities, Dubai Municipality has partnered with Philips Lighting to create the world’s most energy efficient light bulb. The Dubai Lamp is the first commercially available bulb to break the 200 lumen per Watt efficacy barrier enabling users to save up to 90% off their energy bill. That translates to up to 2000 AED in savings annually making it well worth the investment to upgrade. Dubai Lamp renders high quality lighting and color control and has a lifespan of up to 25 times longer than conventional light bulbs.
Today, lighting accounts for nearly 22% of the total energy consumption in Dubai and Dubai Lamp is expected to decrease consumption throughout the emirate. With this initiative, officials aim to highlight the need for energy conservation to reduce carbon emissions and preserve resources for future generations. Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting are preparing to supply two million Dubai Lamps for residential and professional use across the city in 2017. That number is expected to reach 10 million by 2021. This effort also supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy to reduce energy consumption by 30% by 2030 and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 16% in 2021.
The product range (there are four variations of the light bulb) will start from AED 17.5 and will be available across selected leading supermarkets including Carrefour Hypermarket, LuLu Hypermarket (also available on Lulu Webstore), GEANT, Union Coop and Aswaaq. Dubai Lamp is only available in the United Arab Emirates.
- Dubai Lamp is available in four models, both in cool daylight and warm, white colors
- 90% energy savings compared to conventional lighting
- 25 times longer lifetime than conventional lighting
- No UV radiation
- Negligible heat dissipation reduces AC load
- Environmentally friendly and mercury-free
Disclaimer: Dubai Municipality and Philips have already begun disseminating Dubai Lamps to UAE residents. I received two complimentary light bulbs and the one photographed for this post includes an Arabic inscription. That script is not available on the bulbs sold in stores.