Philips Lighting is showcasing its connected lighting technology at the 19th water, energy, technology, and environment exhibition (WETEX), held from 23-25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The theme for Philips Lighting’s pavilion this year is ‘Empowering Smart Cities with Connected Lighting.’

Innovations including Philips ActiveSite, Philips Solar, Philips iLight – Philips CityTouch Flex, Philips SpaceWise and the patented Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology will be on showcase.

Goktug Gur, president and CEO of Philips Lighting Middle East & Turkey, said: “We see cities as hubs of diversity and innovation and therefore a source of solutions where private organizations and governments can work together to empower citizens through technology and innovation. Lighting can play a key role in this. Connected LED lighting can reduce environmental impact through high-quality, energy-efficient light while linking people, places, and infrastructure. People should be the focus of any smart city model.”

He also explained that using widely-accessible services such as public lighting to connect with citizens, can enhance quality of life, transform everyday experiences and services, and help ensure the sustainability of cities.