Thursday, September 6, 2012

Toshiba introduces more powerful LED lamps

Toshiba International Corporation announced today that it is introducing new PAR38 and MR16 lamps that offer higher lumen output while still providing huge energy savings when compared to similar lumen halogen bulbs.
Toshiba’s new PAR38 1100 Series is a direct replacement for 90 to 110W halogen lamps, offers outputs of up to 1170 lumens and uses up to 75 percent less energy than halogens. Toshiba’s new MR16 450 Series is a direct replacement for 35W halogen lamps, offers lumen outputs of up to 475 lumens, and uses up to 80 percent less energy than halogens.
Both models are dimmable, contain no mercury or lead, and last up to 20 times longer than halogens. In fact, based on an average use of three hours a day, Toshiba’s MR16 is rated to last 22.8 years, and its PAR38 is rated to last 36.5 years. The lamps are also specially designed to fit most gimbal rings, which means they can be used in existing fixtures.
Among the lamps benefits:
• They can be set higher in a room without sacrificing light quality or be placed farther away from the wall for track lighting, as a result of higher lumen outputs;
• Designers can earn LEED certification points for new and existing structures, as a result of the increased energy savings when compared to halogen bulbs;
• Homeowners can lower their energy bills without sacrificing the cozy and familiar feel they enjoy with halogen lamps.
The PAR38 1100 Series is available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K and the MR16 450 Series comes in 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K color temperatures. Both are also available with beam angles of 25 or 35 degrees.

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