Toshiba releases LED streetlamps with low power consumption
Street lamps, the bright lights on our streets that illuminate our paths and keep us from stumbling and that creepy darkness away, are now having themselves a green makeover. Two LED street lamps, as bright as the usual 400W mercury lamps or 180W high-pressure sodium lamps that are used today have been developed by Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp. these belong to the E-Core series of LED lamps by Toshiba. The lamps provide an average area of 1.0cd/m2 with a power consumption of just 122W with a 200 volt input. Street lights using 400W mercury lamp (KSC-4) or a 180W high-pressure sodium lamp (KSH-2) usually consume 415W and 195W respectively, which is comparatively high.
That’s not all. If the light isn’t enough, the brightness can be increased too. With a life of around 60,000 hours, this one ages slowly as compared to mercury and high-pressure sodium lights.