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Electric lights are essential to our everyday lives. Power-saving and long-lasting LED lighting is now available not only in the conventional form of bulbs but also as straight tubes and ceiling types, with a wider variation of lighting and thereby offering a wider range of applications. "Eco-friendly lighting" is becoming even more familiar to you.
(Released in October 2012)
Power consumption in Japan has been rising year by year. Then, in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, it was on a downward trend in 2011. In view of the status of power supply, demand is high for even more efforts toward conserving energy in the future.
With changes in our lifestyle, we have become increasingly dependent on electricity. First of all, why don't we revise how we choose and use our electric appliances? We can thus be more eco-friendly in our daily lives.
Then, looking at the breakdown of power consumption in households and offices, you will be surprised that "lighting" accounts for a large percentage.
Eco-friendliness can be enhanced by LED lighting. By simply replacing the regular light bulbs with LEDs in places we use every day, we can cut both power consumption and CO2 emissions.
Backlights of liquid crystal TVs, traffic lights, vehicle tail lamps.... In fact, there are many LED-based products all around us. Of all these, the most familiar means of energy saving is LED lighting. LED bulbs emit light at lower power and last longer than incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and other conventional products. And these days, the lineup is even richer than before, including light bulbs of the "wide-light-distributing type" that extend light in a wide range, and ceiling lights that allow the both brightness and the color of light to be adjusted. The time has come for you to choose the appropriate type of "eco-friendly lighting" according to use.
Straight tube type
LED lighting dramatically cuts power consumption.
And your electricity bill will be reduced by an equivalent amount.
|Type*1||Average power consumption||Electricity Bill*2|
|Annual Electricity Bill (yen)
(when used 2,000 hours a year)
|Total electricity bill (yen) for 40,000 hours of use (equivalent to the rated service life*3 of LED bulbs)|
|LED light bulb (equivalent to 100W bulbs)||15W||About 660||About 13,200|
|Light bulb type of fluorescent lamp (100W type)||22W||About 968||About 19,360|
|Incandescent light bulb (100W type)||90W||About 3,960||About 79,200|
|Power saving effect of LED light bulbs||Comparison with light bulb type of fluorescent lamp||About 31% reduction||About 308 reduction||About 6,160 reduction|
|Comparison with incandescent light bulb||About 83% reduction||About 3,300 reduction||About 66,000 reduction|
|Type*4||Average power consumption||Electricity Bill (45 units) *5|
|Annual Electricity Bill (yen) (when used 3,000 hours a year)||Total electricity bill (yen) for 40,000 hours of use (equivalent to the service life*6 of straight tube LED lamps)|
|Fixtures equipped with straight tube LED lamps (40-type x 2 lamps)||36.5W per unit||About 105,000||About 1,402,000|
|Fluorescent lamp fixtures (FLR40-type x 2 lamps)||85W per unit||About 241,000||About 3,213,000|
|Power saving effect of straight tube LED lamps||Compared with fluorescent lamp fixtures||About 56% reduction||About 136,000 reduction||About 1,810,000 reduction|
The rated service life for one LED lighting is 40,000 hours.
Even if you use it 10 hours a day, it will only need to be replaced about once every 10 years!
A small amount of mercury is still required in fluorescent lamps.
LED lighting is environmentally conscious because it does not require even the smallest amount of mercury.
Lighting is essential for our daily lives. For that reason, we can help to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by choosing environmentally friendly products.
LED is recognized around the world as being the next-generation light technology. How about making your own life more eco-friendly by changing your lighting?