GE at Arab Future Cities Summit: Showcasing its Smart Lighting Solutions for Sustainable Cities

GE at Arab Future Cities Summit: Showcasing its Smart Lighting Solutions for Sustainable Cities

April 25, 2012 at 09:04am

How cities will be in the future is impossible to define, however the one thing that is indisputable is that they need to be smart and sustainable. Arab Future Cities, a Summit of which GE Lighting is the platinum sponsor, is an international platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities in developing a sustainable city of the future. Over 150 senior level decision makers from across the GCC and Middle East will attend the Summit that takes place from April 23 – 24 at the Intercontinental Doha, Qatar.

The Arab world is witnessing a massive appetite for power, and several countries are challenged by the need to meet the growing demand, especially during summer months. Energy sustainability will be a key challenge for future cities that needs to be addressed effectively across all platforms, including lighting of homes, commercial entities, roadways and streets. To help meet the increased demand for power in the region, GE Lighting has introduced innovative solutions that contribute to higher energy efficiency.

GE Lighting’s newest products have the potential to contribute to up to 50% in energy cost savings, and the Summit is the best platform to introduce these products. GE Lighting solutions are a key component of ecomagination, the company’s global commitment to address the world’s most pressing energy challenges through innovative solutions.

Among the new lighting solutions unveiled by GE at the Summit is the new-generation LED portfolio which includes LED Area Lighter, which is a perfect solution for parking, pedestrian and general area lighting; LED Road R250, assuring maximum LED performance for street and highway illumination; Iberia LED, focused on improved visuals; and a range of white light solutions that enhance motorist visibility and are environmentally more sustainable.

GE Lighting has a rich history in the Middle East having established long-standing business association with over 70 key partners over the past several decades. Last year, GE Lighting unveiled its first full-fledged distribution center in the Middle East in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The company has a strong network of lighting designers and invests in R&D to develop tailor-made solutions for lighting needs.

GE Lighting has over 15,000 employees globally. The headquarters is in Cleveland, Ohio, the EMEA Headquarters is in Budapest, Hungary. The research and development of GE Lighting is coordinated through its Global Technology Center from Hungary with other locations in Cleveland and Shanghai.

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