Published on March 30th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough2
Toshiba Launches Dimmable LED Lamps for Commercial Use
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) announced 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 and are currently undergoing testing for final certification. They include enhancements such as dimming capabilities and a broad range of color temperatures and beam angles.
“We are committed to producing high-quality products that deliver the best light quality possible,” said Masao Omori, Director, LED Lighting. “We have pushed the envelope to create 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 simply an extension of that historic lineage.”
The new line of lamps, called E-core, includes a total of 45 products. Advancements include:
- All lamps 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
Peter DallePezze, Director of Marketing and Product Development, stated, “Toshiba will continue to create superior replacement options for incandescent halogen, metal-halide, and CFL lighting. LED lighting is essentially the marriage of computer technology and lighting. No other company is better positioned to provide the latest in LED lighting solutions than Toshiba – the same company who brought laptop computers to the mass market and has over 120 years of lighting experience.”
Toshiba abandoned production of incandescent lamps in March 2010, demonstrating the company’s commitment to helping make LED technology the future of lighting. Toshiba is the first major lighting manufacturer to proactively discontinue the production of incandescent lamps.
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 selection of long-lasting LED lighting solutions that provide superior light intensity and color quality for both commercial and consumer applications.