Demonstrating the ongoing commitment leading to environmental improvements, Dubai Investments, the leading diversified investments company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced the completion of the replacement of metal halide lamps with LED lights across the factory premises of its wholly-owned subsidiary Emirates Float Glass [EFG].
Part of Dubai Investment’s sustainability initiative, 80 LED lamps were retrofitted on existing light poles enabling enhanced illumination, better color rendering and improved visibility. The replacement of the 250W high power consuming metal halide lamps with 100W LED lights resulted in a drop in energy consumption from 175,200 kWh p/y to 70,080 kWh p/y, with a total energy saving of 105,120 kWh p/y and reduced energy costs by approximately 60%.
“The replacement of the conventional bulbs with the energy saving LED lamps within the EFG premises is part of a long-term investment highlighting efforts leading environmental improvements and achievement of operating efficiencies”, said Ghassan Mashal, General Manager of Emirates Float Glass (EFG).
With a 10-year life expectancy, providing 50,000 lighting hours with 15,000 lumens, the LED lighting will require less maintenance, EFG confirmed. The decision for the replacement was based on studies confirming steady light output at less than 1 percent degradation per year over the life of the equipment as compared to other conventional lights.
EFG reiterated the LED lights to improve safety by eliminating hazardous materials in fixtures and lowering fire risks. The technology of the LED lights provide a brighter work area, better uniformity and improved color perception, resulting in a better quality of light for plant employees.
The macro approach of EFG in occupational health and safety has contributed significantly to the company’s performance and EFG is committed to prevent and minimize any adverse occupational health, safety and environmental impacts and risks arising from activities, products or services.