Energy / Climate Change

September 29, 2008


Matsushita Releases High Efficiency LED Lights, Achieves Large Power Reductions

Keywords: Eco-business / Social Venture Energy Conservation Manufacturing industry 

Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd., released eight new models in its downlight lighting "MSAVE (M-save) - high efficiency light-emitting diode (LED)" series on June 1, 2008. The new units deliver light intensity equivalent to a 60-Watt incandescent lamp and consume approximately 86 percent less power.

The long-life, energy-efficient LED light significantly reduces environmental burdens. The power consumption of the new LED light has been reduced to 7.8 Watts, down 55 percent vs. conventional LED lights focusing more on brightness. This new light is designed to be used in the places requiring lower amounts of light, such as hallways, backyards, common areas, restrooms and washrooms.

The new LED light has a lifespan of 40,000 hours, which is 26 times longer than a comparable 60-Watt incandescent light and 5 times longer than a 15-Watt compact fluorescent light. As it lasts approximately 10 years, it is ideal for use in areas where maintenance is difficult to perform or reliable lighting is required.
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Posted: 2008/09/29 09:34:35 AM