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RTA launches pilot lighting project at Jumeirah Corniche

DUBAI, October 28, 2018

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a pilot project in conjunction with Philips Lighting to identify the benefits of implementing the intelligent pedestrian and cycling track lighting system at Jumeirah Corniche.
The system adapts the luminary level to the need and movement of road users, said a statement from RTA.

Explaining the system, Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, said the system uses specialised sensors that monitor the traffic movement on the road and controls the light intensity.

"It communicates and sets the nearby lighting poles ready for the passage of road users. Thus, it contributes to power saving and at the same time ensures a safe lighting level for pedestrians and road users," noted bin Adai.

An RTA delegation headed by Bin Adai had recently visited the Outdoor Lighting Applications Center (OLAC) at Philips Lighting in Leon, France, to get acquainted with the latest trends of intelligent lighting technologies developed by Philips.

The delegation included Engineer Nabil Mohammed Saleh, the director of roads, as well as a host of managers and specialists. The centre is one of the prominent global platforms for exhibiting the latest practical applications of outdoor lighting.

"The visit was made in the context of the MoU signed between RTA and Philips Lighting in May 2017 that calls for building a strategic partnership in scientific research. It called specifically for reviewing the latest technologies of street lights, architectural lighting and smart systems for city development," said Bin Adai.

“The cooperation through public-private partnerships (PPP) in scientific and research fields contributes to the pioneering efforts, and realises the government’s vision for innovation and envisioning the future,” she noted.

The provisional readings obtained for measuring the results of the pilot project revealed savings as much as 40 per cent, besides the savings of LED technology. If the comparison was made with projects using conventional lighting, the saving would rise from 70 to 80 per cent.-TradeArabia News Service

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