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250 Fiberstars EFO(TM) systems light the Qibla wall in the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, November 30 - 2006 @ 13:36

The installation will utilize approximately 250 EFO illuminators driving various EFO luminaires to provide interior illumination.

This installation is Fiberstars’ largest Middle East EFO installation to date, joining many applications of EFO energy saving lighting in Europe, India and Asia, where the technology is used in office buildings, museums, restaurants and retail stores.

“A number of alternative lighting technologies, including LEDs, were considered for this important project,” said John Davenport, Fiberstars’ CEO.

“It was found that Fiberstars EFO uses less energy while providing superior light, with no heat. Another important feature is that Fiberstars EFO projectors are fanless — this is particularly relevant in a dusty construction environment. The EFO installation will provide a striking addition to the mosque, while saving significant energy versus conventional lighting.”

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, under construction since 2001, will be inaugurated in September 2007. With a capacity of 40,000, the Grand Mosque spreads over an area of 22,412 square meters and is the third largest mosque in the world in terms of total area, trailing only the two Holy Shrines in Mecca and Medina. The Grand Mosque also features the world’s largest mosque dome, with a height of 83 meters and inner diameter of 32.8 meters.

“This project demonstrates just how adaptable Fiberstars EFO technology can be,” said Michael Morrison, managing director of Fiberstars Crescent Lighting division. “From retail stores to commercial office spaces to religious structures, EFO offers a practical, highly efficient and cost effective lighting solution.”

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