Introduction of Two New Compact and Two New Globe LED Lamps by SHARP
Sharp made an announcement on introduction of two new E17 compact LED Lamps (DL-J40AN/L) and two new E26 Globe LED Lamps (DL-L81AN/L), where all models are compatible with dimmers for adjusting brightness. The addition of the new models will bring the Sharps total LED Lamp line-up to total of 13 models. The E-17 compact models are made based on company’s proprietary LED devices and are based on high density surface mounting technology for achieving a compact size with a brightness which equals the Sharp’s existing E-26 LED lamps (Sharp models DL-L40AN/L).
The new globe models E-26 offer an industry’s highest brightness of 730 lumens which is equivalent to daylight. In addition to this, the new E-26 models are the first globe models that are equipped with dimmers. The E-17 models feature a compact size of 35mm diameter (max) x 67mm of total length. The E-17 models are based on Sharp’s proprietary Zenigata LED module achieving luminous efficiency, with a total of 310 lumens for daylight white and 250 lumens for warm white. Furthermore, the application of high density surface mounting technology contributes in achieving both compact size and high brightness by shrinking the size of the power supply circuitry, including the dimmer functions, allowing the integration of these components into small lighting fixtures such as downlights. The new E-17 consumes only 4.5 watts resulting in cost performance of approximately 10 hours for just one yen. Furthermore, the new E17 will not require any replacement for more than 6 years, even when it has been used for 10 hours on a daily base. On the other hand the new E-26 models with application of diffusion coating to the inside of the glass globe offers a bright, uniform surface illumination in addition of preventing uneven color and variation in light intensity. The new E-26 models in addition to offering a brightness of 730 lumens, offers outstanding energy efficiency and power consumption of 11.0 watts, allowing them to be used for approximately 4 hours for cost of only 1 yen. Furthermore, the E-26 will not require any replacement for more than 10 years, a design lifetime of 40,000 hours. The new lamps DL-J40AN, DL-J40AL,DL-L81AN and DL-L81AL will hit the Japanese market on February 26th, 2010, with no suggested retail price set as of yet. Sharp is planning a total monthly production of 500,000 units.