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July 6, 2010


Major Japanese Electronics Retailers Announce Sales Campaigns for LED Products

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The major Japanese electronics retailers Bic Camera Co. and Yodobashi Camera Co. started a trade-in campaign in April 2010 for incandescent light bulbs with the purchase of LED bulbs. Collected incandescent light bulbs were delivered to recycling businesses.

Bic Camera is promoting the "Incandescent Light Bulb Trade-in Campaign" at its 29 stores, and customers can trade in a maximum of three incandescent light bulbs each for 50 yen (up to 150 yen, equivalent to about U.S.$1.60). Yodobashi Camera, meanwhile, is promoting the "LED Bulbs Replacement Campaign," until the end of July 2010. The company traded in incandescent light bulbs for 100 yen each when consumers spent more than 2000 yen (about U.S.$21.40) on selected LED bulbs. The two companies also launched bulk purchase campaigns for LED bulbs.

With advantages such as lower power consumption, lower calorific power and longer operating life when compared to conventional incandescent lighting, LED lighting can reduce the frequency of bulb changing and electricity costs. LED lighting is suitable for long hours of use and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Posted: 2010/07/06 06:00:15 AM