Dubai: More than 200 environmentally friendly smart LED lighting units have been installed on the Dubai Canal bridges, with more planned in Dubai in the future, RTA said on Sunday.
Salem Al Rimawi, Roads, Lighting and Traffic Signal manager, said the smart LED lighting posts save at least 50 per cent more energy than normal lamp posts, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
“The lighting units have a remote control and monitoring system that reduces the cost of operations and maintenance,” Al Rimawi said at Gitex Technology Week, explaining that each unit sends data wirelessly to the control room, so there is no need to send teams to physically inspect the units, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
“When there is an issue the system will alert us. We will send someone, but there is no need for routine visits,” he said.
The units also allow the RTA to control the intensity of the light remotely if needed, which also helps in conserving energy.
The units will be rolled out across Dubai over time with the aim of changing all the light poles in Dubai to the smart LED lighting units by 2030 as to reduce the carbon footprint by more than 3,000 tonnes per year. More info