This article is about a lighting retrofit for an art structure and clock tower done in the UAE. The structure was retrofitted with Global Energy & Lighting's CeramaTek Digital Ballasts. The article addresses new advances in lighting technology and energy efficiency, and discusses the UAE's plans to green their cities and adopt energy efficient lighting strategies. Quotes from the project manager and engineer of CeramaTek support this information, and information on the CeramaTek line (i.e. details and specifications of the product).
CeramaTek eHID Lights up the UAE
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