Luceco says its lighting systems, installed at numerous projects in the Middle East, have been truly cost-effective, offering savings of more than 60 per cent.

With lighting accounting for around 20 per cent of a commercial building’s energy consumption, the specification of an effective lighting system can save energy and cut costs, says Ayhan Siriner, general manager of Feilo Sylvania Middle East.

Dialight, which offers a complete line of high-specification lighting fixtures, has opened a new state-of-the-art technical centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, to support the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Chicago Pneumatic, a global construction equipment manufacturer, says it has secured a breakthrough sale of its LED (light emitting diode) light towers in Kuwait. Its authorised distributor General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE) placed an order for 25 CPLT V15 LED models for a key project in the country.

While lighting designers aim for great results, projects do not end up as envisioned. REGINA SANTOS, associate lighting designer at Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ)*, highlights some of the pitfalls.

Buoyed by the initial success of its smart LED lighting technology project, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to expand the programme to other parts of the UAE emirate.