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Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 19  |  Page No.: 3460 - 3466

Prevalence and Penetration of Lighting Control Systems in Dubai Buildings: A Pointer to Future Measures

R. Gomathi Bhavani and M.A. Khan    

Abstract: The findings of a research study conducted to analyze the prevalence and penetration of various lighting control systems in the new projects of Dubai is presented in this paper. A sample of 205 new projects in Dubai were classified into three categories namely residential, commercial and hotel projects and the presence of five lighting control technologies in these buildings were analyzed. The study also identifies that meeting the requirements of property developers, not energy saving, is the biggest demand driver of lighting control business in Dubai. From the response of participants, also analyzed are the factors for resistance to adoption of these systems. Looking into the future scenarios, the study identifies the different factors that would make these controls more common in future. The present trends point towards aggressive energy policies of the government in future such as implementation of lighting code regulation which has its own share of difficulties and challenges.

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