The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started replacing traffic lights in Dubai with halogen bulbs using LED power-saving technology.
It comes as part of the RTA’s safety and environmental push to enhance the traffic safety level and keep abreast of the green economy drive, an official said. The project will be carried out in phases and phase one is now under way.
The bulbs will also save the RTA around Dh900,000 a year in expenditure, said Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of the RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.
She said the LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting system lasts longer — about ten years — while using the least power. The low-maintenance bulbs are also more reliable and efficient than conventional lighting.