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LED lighting at heart of Dubai’s Smart City revolution

Future perfect? Connected lighting systems offer cities the chance to be the smartest kid on the block

The role of LED lighting in the intelligent transformation of cities and buildings features at the second Arab Future Cities Summit on 2-3 November 2015 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.

Held under the patronage of the Government of Dubai, Dubai Municipality, the Arab Future Cities Summit is the foremost discusses the latest technologies in smart city development, efficient resource use management and innovation. GE Lighting is the event’s Smart Lighting Partner.

GE Lighting has a dedicated booth at the event that highlights how its LED lighting solutions are helping cities achieve ‘smart transformation’ and value creation through energy and maintenance savings. A special showcase of GE Lighting’s participation is the application of the Industrial Internet in lighting to help build ‘Intelligent Environments for Cities and Buildings.’ The Industrial Internet is the integration of machines, data and people so that they can perform better, faster, safer, and more reliably.

Bill Ruh, GE’s chief digital officer, will address the Summit and discuss Intelligent Cities. “By capitalising on the economies of scale, the Industrial Internet of things will enable intelligent cities to capitalise on actionable insights that drive efficiency gains, resource savings, and service innovation,” he said. “GE pioneered the lighting industry with the invention of the first practical electric, incandescent lamp, and revolutionised the industry with the invention of LED lighting. We are now taking it to the next level with our LED-led Industrial Internet applications.”

Agostino Renna, president & CEO, GE Lighting EMEA, added: “A gateway to Smart Cities, GE’s LED systems are addressing urban city challenges from an integrated perspective and on a scale that is without parallel. With Dubai focused on its vision to transform into a ‘Smart City,’  and the ongoing preparations to host the Expo 2020, our lighting solutions that integrate big data analytics can play a defining role in achieving the sustainable and smart development priorities.

“We see tremendous potential for intelligent lighting solutions to promote urban infrastructure management, with unprecedented ease while improving the environmental impact. GE is a world leader in the innovation, design, production and application of energy-efficient LED solutions, and now we are connecting them with state-of-the-art software to unleash a whole new potential for how we light our world.”