Dimming the Growth of Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia – where per-capita energy consumption is more than three times the world average – one of the simplest ways to reduce electricity demand growth is to simply flip a switch.
This means both shutting off lights when you leave a room, but also switching to highly efficient LED (light emitting diode) lighting. An LED light can use up to 70% less energy compared with a regular light. What's more, LED lights can be used effectively across a vast array of settings, from homes, offices and shopping malls to roads, highways, industrial plants and hotels.
To raise awareness in Saudi Arabia regarding the environmental and energy saving benefits of LED lights, GE is hosting a three-city Lighting Roadshow featuring the GE Mobile Lighting Experience Center.
The roadshow is specially targeting individual consumers and property and infrastructure developers with the LED sustainability message, which is not only that these bulbs use substantially less electricity than conventional bulbs, but that they also are free of mercury and lead.
GE Lighting professionals staffing the portable presentation stand also will explain the wide array of LED light solutions available for both indoor and outdoor use, and how easy and convenient it is to make the switch from conventional lights.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Shehri, Governor of the Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), the roadshow will be inaugurated at the Saudi GE Innovation Center in Dahran. It then stops at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dahran on November 17. It moves to Jubail at the Royal Commission on November 19, and then to Riyadh, with stops at the Saudi Electricity Company on November 23, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization on November 24 and SABIC on November 25.
Among the GE Lighting products being showcased are LED lumination, LED signage, LED retrofit and LED outdoor ranges -- ideal both for specialized indoor lighting functions and for outdoor, and delivering aesthetic value, lower maintenance costs and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
This video gives a taste of what the GE Lighting Roadshow in Saudi Arabia looks like.