How to Set Up an Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing Business in the UAE

electric lighting equipment manufacturing business

The UAE is a thriving economy with a growing number of infrastructure development projects. Because of this, there is a significant need for electric lighting equipment, which has increased in recent years and created exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The growing demand for this lighting equipment is a requirement across urban and industrial projects. This has created a stable market for various lighting products that are both innovative and energy-efficient. The LED market alone has reached a market size of AED 4,089 million, and according to leading research conducted by IMARC Group, the LED market alone is expected to grow at 11.2% CAGR to reach AED 10,950.20 million by 2032.

The ever-evolving technology landscape, including the use of LED lighting, presents avenues for standing out and expanding market reach. In addition, the increasing focus on sustainability and energy conservation creates a market for environmentally friendly lighting options. The manufacturing sector frequently enjoys the advantages of economies of scale, which enable efficient production and competitive pricing.

By prioritising quality engineering, a manufacturing venture in electric lighting equipment can position itself as a reliable supplier in a dynamic and evolving UAE market.

If you are interested in setting up this business that deals in the manufacture of electric lighting equipment, you should secure your business license with SPC Free Zone. With this license, you will have access to numerous features and value-added services offered by SPC Free Zone. Below, you will find more information about the activities that you can choose under this category.

2740.00 – Manufacture of electric lighting equipment

This category encompasses the activities of a business that establishes itself as a manufacturer, producing a diverse range of electric lighting equipment. Entrepreneurs or investors who venture into this type of business as manufacturers have a deep understanding of this industry and have the facilities to develop high-quality products. They are dedicated to providing innovative and precise engineering solutions that effectively and efficiently illuminate spaces.

This type of business is involved in creating high-quality electric light bulbs and tubes, as well as their parts and components, specifically excluding current-carrying wiring devices.

2740.01 – Manufacture of discharge, incandescent, fluorescent, ultra-violet, infrared, etc. lamps, fixtures, and bulbs

Producing lighting equipment in this category requires relevant skills to ensure design, assembly, and testing adhere to quality control and meet the standard requirements. Manufacturing products of this field involves a wide range of lamp types, including discharge lamps, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and specialised lamps like ultraviolet and infrared. These products are designed to meet other requirements, from general illumination to specialised applications like germicidal UV lamps or heat lamps. They are designed to cater to consumers across various industries and sectors.

2740.02 – Manufacture of ceiling lighting fixtures

The process of production involves the creation of a diverse range of ceiling lighting fixtures that cater to the specific lighting requirements of various environments and purposes.

2740.03 – Manufacture of chandeliers

The process of manufacturing chandeliers involves creating intricate and sophisticated lighting fixtures that aim to enhance the visual charm of indoor areas. Craftsmen who are experienced in the field carefully construct the design of chandeliers, usually using delicate parts and often sourcing materials like crystal, glass, metal, or even contemporary materials that become stunning centrepieces in a room. With a range of designs from traditional to contemporary, chandeliers are expertly crafted to bring a sense of luxury and sophistication to any space.

2740.10 – Manufacture of Spotlights

The development of concentrated lighting fixtures to precisely highlight specific areas or objects is known as spotlight manufacturing. These fixtures are meticulously designed and constructed by manufacturers, giving assurance of the best possible direction and intensity of light. They are suitable for various purposes, including accent lighting in shop displays, emphasising architectural aspects, or providing task lighting in home and commercial environments. Spotlights are designed using cutting-edge technologies and high-quality materials to provide efficient and adaptable lighting solutions for a wide range of indoor and outdoor settings.

2740.11 – Manufacture of streetlight fixtures (except traffic signals)

Manufacturing streetlight fixtures involves creating long-lasting and effective lighting systems specifically designed for outdoor metropolitan and suburban areas. Manufacturers primarily design and fabricate these fixtures to withstand severe weather conditions and provide dependable lighting for roadways, walkways, and public spaces. Manufacturers design these streetlight fixtures with innovative materials and technology, such as energy-efficient LED systems and smart lighting controls, to enhance safety, visibility, and energy efficiency in communities within the country.

This business category excludes the production of glassware and glass parts for lighting fixtures, current-carrying wiring devices for lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, or bath fans with integrated lighting fixtures. It also excludes the manufacture of electrical signalling equipment like traffic lights and pedestrian signalling equipment.

Third-party Approval: This business activity does not require third-party approval.

Filing of Economic Substance Returns: This requirement does not apply to business activities under 2740.00. 

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: This requirement does not apply to business activities under 2740.00.

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