30 September 2010


Osram Opto and Iwasaki provide 50 LED street lights to Tokyo’s Chuo-ward

As one of its programs to ensure further security and environment in society, street-light maker Iwasaki Electric Co Ltd has provided Tokyo’s Chuo-ward (the vicinity of its new headquarters since August) with 50 of its LEDioc STREET 40VA units.

The project has has been conducted jointly with LED maker Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany, whose Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs (which have a life-time of 60,000 hours) provide the lamps' light source.

Of the 50 LED streetlight, 18 units have been installed in Ginza and the other 32 units in Nihonbashi-Bakurocho. They replace 80–100W mercury lamps, cutting energy consumption by about 75% as well as lowering electricity costs while maintaining similar brightness.

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