Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation today unveiled innovative technologies and a wide range of new products at Light+ Building 2010 in Frankfurt, including the lighting industry’s brightest LED products. Toshiba’s exhibits underline its commitment to promoting advances in next generation lighting, and to leading the way in establishing LEDs as energy efficient, cost-saving lighting that completely meets consumer needs.
Toshiba Group is advancing the potential and capabilities of LED lighting. In working to replace all current lightings with energy efficient LED lightings, Toshiba Lighting and Technology Corporation is promoting progress in lighting technology, operating efficiency and heat dissipation. At Light+ Building 2010, Toshiba Group will demonstrate unsurpassed LED performance in six technologies for three key areas of lighting applications achieved by the Groups’ wide ranging capabilities. Technology prototype exhibits will include new LED bulbs that achieve 2.8 times the brightness of Toshiba’s current brightest model while offering a 260 degree angle of light distribution, and LED flood lights that can light up tall buildings and bridges with the same central luminosity as metal halide lamps.
Toshiba will also display the complete range of products that it will launch in Europe, including reflector type LED for indoor and outdoor use, and GX53 socket models, the flat type light source ideal for design conscious applications.
Going forward, Toshiba will reinforce its current advances in LED technologies and applications by further promoting R&D activities.
1. Lighting technology
LED lighting has high directivity, making it highly suited to spot lighting. However, this is a drawback when it comes to emulating the diffuse lighting of incandescent bulbs and the linear light distribution like fluorescent lamps. Toshiba is overcoming these drawbacks with high-intensity lighting that utilizes the original characteristic of LEDs. The company is also expanding light diffusion with steric illuminant and line type illuminant, and realizing LED lighting that embodies its commitment to akari—the essence of lighting.
2. Highly efficient technology
Toshiba Group applies COB (chip on board) module LEDs that maximize lighting efficiency, and develops the power circuits essential for LED lighting. Toshiba group will continue to develop a wide range of circuits for applications ranging from light bulbs to flood lights and that improve energy efficiency.
3. Heat dissipation technology
LED lighting is not hot, as it does not emit infrared radiation, but LED chips give off heat that must be dissipated efficiently. Heat dissipation technology is also an important factor in achieving smaller equipment while achieving higher levels of brightness. Toshiba Group is driving forward development of lighting equipment with high output levels with its original heat dissipation technology.
"Our commitment is to constantly redefine the future of the new lighting. As we seek to improve energy saving and low carbon emissions through higher efficiency LEDs, we also seek to create products that can brighten moods and emotions and evoke atmospheres." said Masashi Muromachi, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation.
"We believe that LED technology will achieve better light output, higher efficiency, more flexible applications and higher cost performance," added Masami Fukuda, President and CEO of Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation. "We want to see a world where all lights are replaced by LED."
"We will innovate the new sales approach, channel, and strategy" added Seguineau Francois, COO Toshiba New Lighting Systems Division – Europe. "We will provide our customers high quality and reasonable prices, creative products, and support towards energy efficient lighting and low-carbon society."