Feature, Outdoor, Transport

Al Ain gets LED streetlight upgrade

The city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates has completed its latest streetlighting upgrade, using LED fittings from GE Lighting.

GE installed its ERS LED fittings, which are based on a common design with different optical configurations and lumen packages.

The project began in 2013, and since then some of the LED light sources originally installed have already been replaced with better performing ones.

The new lights are expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 234 tonnes a year, and last up to 50,000 hours, reducing the city’s maintenance costs.

GE has also provided outdoor lighting for nearby Abu Dhabi (which recently announced a tender for the latest phase of its own LED streetlighting project) as well as other cities including Las Vegas.

Amr Hossam, who leads GE Lighting’s outdoor lighting business in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: ‘We are thankful to Al Ain Municipality for awarding us the project to revamp the city’s streetlighting once again. In addition to our experience in streetlighting in Abu Dhabi, using sustainable and aesthetic solutions, we have demonstrated our capability in urban lighting across the world. We are bringing our latest in lighting solutions to Al Ain that will enhance energy and operational efficiency and reduce emissions, thus meeting the sustainability vision of [the emirate of] Abu Dhabi.’