Dubai is taking new steps to improve the sustainability of its roads and infrastructure projects.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently upgraded 900 lighting units with energy-efficient LED lights along 9km of Sheikh Rashid Street.

The project was carried out in three phases over six months. The first phase focused on the section from Deira to Al Garhoud Bridge, followed by the section between Deira and Bur Dubai in the second phase, and ended with the sector from Bur Dubai to the intersection of Sheikh Khalifa with Sheikh Rashid Street in the third phase. phase.

The new lighting units consume 60 percent less energy and have a 177 percent longer lifespan than conventional lamps.

“These improvements not only decrease the frequency of lamp replacement, but also reduce maintenance and operating costs. Additionally, LED lamps reduce energy losses and heat emissions by 38%, improving the overall efficiency of Dubai’s street lighting system,” said Abdullah Lootah. , director of road and facilities maintenance at the RTA.

“The new LED units also offer significantly better brightness and color clarity, improving nighttime visibility and road safety on Dubai’s roads,” he added.

This upgrade is in line with Dubai’s strategic objectives to save energy and promote the green economy. It also contributes to the UAE Sustainability Initiative 2024.


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