About LightingTech Abu Dhabi Summit

Abu Dhabi is one of the most active cities in the region that is investing in sustainable development and a significant part of this investment is focused on energy efficiency in buildings and extension landscape lighting.

The Abu Dhabi has taken a strong stance on integrating its infrastructure through their smart city’s integration pilot and subsequently continues to retrofit existing buildings to deliver on its promises to reduce energy consumption by 20%.  Initiatives such as the Estidama Pearl rating for new sustainable buildings have had a positive impact on the future creation of multiple standards for energy efficient technologies. 

LightingTech Abu Dhabi Summit calls public authorities, project owners developers, design architects, planners and lighting innovators to speak about the industry trends, planned projects and requirements for delivering energy efficiency while meeting quality standards. Abu Dhabi remains a strong market as it moves towards sustainability and develops its own sophisticated market led by local and international expertise.

Reports indicate that projects worth US$2.87 trillion are in the design and bid phase in the GCC, with US$ 1.53 trillion worth of real estate projects under construction. Fuelled by increased demand from the fully revived construction sector and increase government spending, the Gulf lighting fixtures market is expected to grow between 8% - 10% annually between 2014 - 2018. Reports indicate that the GCC lighting sector saw significant growth hitting the US$ 2.5 billion mark in 2013.

Lighting forms a key aspect of this drive, as it is one of the lowest hanging fruits (especially in retrofits) where energy savings can be immediately realised, but also has significant implications for new projects, as reduced energy consumption can lead to lower capacity of transformers needed to run buildings and outdoor space lighting projects. But the Emirate is not alone in this drive for energy efficient lighting.

Benefits offered by LED lights over incandescent and fluorescent lamps is the major factor driving the LED lighting market growth.  In additions, the energy efficiency of LED lights, higher brightness, and longer life span are some of the major reason offers tremendous market opportunities for LED lighting.

Residential applications for LED lighting include lighting for bathrooms, hallways, dining rooms and kitchens. Increasing use of LED lighting for outdoor application such as roadways, traffic lights, tunnels, parking lots, and garages is expected to provide significant growth opportunities to this market in coming years. The architectural application includes both functional and decorative lighting. Decorative LEDs are used to light up pools, gardens, fountains, and statues. The functional application includes landscaping and building facades.

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