Saturday, 26 March 2011


Toshiba International Corporation, March 9, 2011 -Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), a leader in solid-state lighting, announces the release of its newest long-lasting, high quality, energy-efficient lamps primarily for commercial use. These newly updated LED lamps are designed to meet Energy Star® standards & are currently undergoing testing for final certification. The lamps include enhancements such as dimming capabilities & are now obtainable for purchase.

Offering a broad range of colour temperatures & beam angles, the new series includes a total of 45 products including MR16 GU5.3, MR16 GU10, PAR20, PAR30 Short Neck, PAR30 Long Neck, & PAR38 lamps. Most of the lamps in the series are obtainable in 2700K, 3000K, & 4000K as well as 8°, 25°, & 35° beam angles.

Key advancements within the new lineup include:
• All lamps in all color temperatures are designed to meet Energy Star® standards
• Five-year warranty provided on all lamp types
• All lamps are dimmable
• All lamps are UL-approved
• All lamp shapes comply with ANSI C78.24-2001 & ANSI C78.21.2003 standards
• Excellent lumen output for a 3000K PAR30 at 800 lumens
• Excellent lumen output for a 3000K PAR38 at 1000 lumens

While Toshiba LED Lighting is comparatively new to North America, Toshiba is one of the largest lighting companies and LED lamp manufacturers in the world. The first product Toshiba ever produced was an incandescent light bulb in 1890, and since then the company has been a leader in lighting fixtures and lamps in Japan.

"We are committed to producing high-quality products that deliver the best light quality feasible", said Masao

 "We have pushed the envelope to generate a portfolio of lamps that exceed customers' expectations. Lighting is ingrained within our corporate culture, and our new line of LED products for the US market is basically an extension of that historic lineage." said Omori, Director, LED Lighting.

In a bold move demonstrating the companies dedication to helping make LED know-how the future of lighting, Toshiba abandoned production of incandescent lamps in March 2010. Toshiba is the first major lighting manufacturer to proactively discontinue the production of incandescent lamps.

Peter DallePezze, Director of Promotion and Product Development, said, "We have created a commercial line of LED lamps that provide customers what they are looking for exceptionally long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting without compromising color quality or uniformity." DallPezze added, "Toshiba will continue to generate superior replacement options for incandescent halogen, metal-halide, and CFL lighting. LED lighting is fundamentally the marriage of computer know-how and lighting. No other company is better positioned to provide the latest in LED lighting solutions than Toshiba the same company who brought laptop computer computers to the mass market and has over 120 years of lighting experience."

Toshiba unveiled its first generation of LED lighting products for the U.S. market at LIGHTFAIR® International in May 2010. Toshiba will make additional announcements throughout 2011 about an ever-expanding choice of long-lasting LED lighting solutions that provide superior light intensity and color quality for both commercial and consumer applications.

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