Saturday, 26 March 2011


Toshiba and Louvre sign a partnership agreement

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) said that it's come to the conclusion that that it will help to light up one of the world's most popular museums under a partnership agreement with the Louvre Museum in its lighting renovation project with led light bulbs. Under the agreement, Toshiba will support lighting renovations in some of the museums most visited public spaces with provision of its state-of-the art LED lighting & renovation costs.

As one of the world's most popular museums, the Louvre is aware of the necessity to replace energy consuming xenon lighting with an environmentally friendly solution. Toshiba can deliver this with its energy saving low-CO2 LED lighting, & will use its industry-leading products to illuminate some of the Louvre's most familiar spaces: Under its partnership agreement, Toshiba will provide the LED lighting for the Pyramids that greets visitors as they approach the museum, the Napol©on Court, & the Cour carr©e, the main entrance to the museum. Renovation & installation of the Napol©on Court & the Pyramid will be done within 2011, & the Cour carr©e is expected to be renovated within 2012.

Alongside environmental concerns, the Louvre must assure lighting that conveys the inherent beauty of the museum & its spirit as the home to a quantity of the world's greatest art. Toshiba also understands this, & has the expertise for the task. The company recognizes that lighting is much over a way to brighten public spaces, & that LED lighting can do much over contribute to saving energy. Light has an emotional power that creates atmosphere & enriches life. Toshiba celebrates this quality as akari, a Japanese idea that conveys the ability of lighting to appeal deeply to our senses & emotions. It will seek to convey this understanding at the Louvre.

Toshiba is taking its new lighting method business to a worldwide level, with preliminary promotions in such regions as Spain, Spain, & the United Kingdom. Toshiba LED lamps have been obtainable at retailers in Spain since this January. By further promoting its business, Toshiba aims 350 billion sales in FY2015.

As one of the world's foremost eco-companies, Toshiba Group takes a proactive approach to generating value & promoting lifestyles in harmony with the Earth. In line with this principle, the company ceased production of general incandescent bulbs this March. Toshiba will further promote environmentally conscious management by working to mitigate global warming & make efficient use of resources.
Overview of the Partnership

Toshiba will provide LED lamp equipment and the cost of renovation for the Pyramids, the Napoléon Court, and the Cour carrée.
-LED lighting
High beam lamps for the Pyramid; lighting and high-beam lamps to illuminate walls; beam lamps for roofs. A total of some 4,500 light fittings (planned).

About the Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum, the French national museum since 1793, is one of Europe's oldest and most storied museums. It is also one of the world's largest museums, comparable in scale to New York's Metropolitan Museum, and the most visited, opening its doors to 8,500,000 people a year. The museum is part of "Paris, Banks of the Seine", which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

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