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Why Toshiba Lighting

Lighting increases a sense of security and wellbeing

Toshiba International Corporation's LED Lighting Systems Division provides the highest quality LED lamps, fixtures, and components in the lighting industry. Toshiba's world class electronic and semiconductor technologies, combined with over a century of lighting experience, make Toshiba an emerging world leader in solid-state lighting. Our LED lighting products are mercury free and offer reduced CO2 emissions through energy savings when compared to current lighting solutions.

Light is malleable and can therefore be varied according to our needs and our environment. Light enables us to plan by being a solution in itself for even the most tailored requirements - whether traditional or innovative, practical or emotionall. Toshiba has been producing light for over 125 years. With our wide range of products, we offer the optimal solution for perfect light.

A 125 year history of success

Who else but Toshiba!

E-CORE LED Lighting, your partner for the future

From the beginning, E-CORE LED Lighting was praised by a large public composed of retailers, professionals, architects and end users, as its    73 % growth over last year shows.

Whether it be „a light to see“ for your general lighting or a „light accent“ 
for your shop displays, E-CORE LED Lighting will meet your needs.
 

 

 

E-CORE LED Lighting, your partner for the future
 
From the beginning, E-CORE LED Lighting was praised by a large public composed of retailers, professionals, architects and end users, as its 73 %
growth over last year shows.
 
Whether it be „a light to see“ for your general lighting or a „light accent“ 
for your shop displays, E-CORE LED Lighting will meet your needs.

Why does everybody choose E-CORE LED Lighting?

Last year, hundreds of thousands of professionals and customers from the whole world chose our LEDs. How can we explain such a success?

Let’s ask them!

  • Our LEDs last up to 60,000 hours without any maintenance
  • Our LEDs use up to 80 % less energy than incandescent lamps
  • Our LEDs withstand shock and vibration
  • Our LEDs generate minimum ultraviolet and infra red
  • Our LEDs can reduce CO2 emissions by 80 % compared to incandescent lamps
  • Generate less heat thereby contributing towards lower air-conditioning costs
  • A very wide range with many sizes and colours offering new creative opportunities

Toshiba's environmental vision for 2050

"Improving our global eco efficiency by a factor of 10 by 2050"

Do you believe it? At Toshiba, we do.

We are convinced that economy compliments ecology and that each corporation is responsible for the economical, social and environmental issues of its products.

One of many examples: after years of hard work, our LEDs use up to        80 % less energy than incandescent lamps.

Environment is our priority.

Welcome to Toshiba.

 

Toshiba Green Policy >

Toshiba Environment Website >

UN Global Compact >

The four "Greens" and the management supporting them

LED - How it works

An LED is an electronic component, more precisely an electroluminescent diode (LED is the acronym for Light Emitting Diode), which converts electric energy into light. The technology was developed during the 1950s and was used mainly for red and green warning lights. White light was developed during the 1990s and was obtained by mixing with a third colour, blue.

With new manufacturing methods it became possible to produce higher efficiency, allowing the development of lighting that has the potential of replacing any existing technology. The basic light creation process is a recombination between electrons and holes in a semiconductor material. 

LED technology has taken over the world of lighting as the most innovative invention since the incandescent lamp invented by Edison, and is today the most direct way to create light.

Advantages of LED

LED products have a very long lifetime. For example, lamps for professional users have a lifetime up to 40 times superior to incandescent lamps.
LED lights can reduce carbon emissions by up to 80% compared with incandescent bulbs, and up to 50% compared with compact fluorescent lamps.
Light up instantly and emit 100% of the flux, or you can dim the light without losing light quality.
Contain no mercury and generate minimal ultraviolet and infrared radiation
LED products are more robust as they are not made of glass and thus are more resistant to impacts and vibrations.
Available in a wide range of sizes and color intensities to provide maximum adaptability

European environmental regulations

Packaging

The Packaging Directive 1994/62/EC aims at minimizing the creation of packaging waste material and promoting the energy recovery, reuse and recycling of packaging. Toshiba packaging make use of as much recyclable materials as possible.

 

Disposal of products

The use of the symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. This is regulated in the new WEEE Directive 2012/19/EC. Toshiba develops product design that uses recycled materials, adopts materials that are easy to recycle and promotes materials recycling. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

 

REACH

The European Union (EU) chemical regulation, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) entered into force on 1 June 2007.

For REACH Art 33 declarations please see this PDF-file.

 

RoHS

The EU legislation on the make-up and recycling of electrical products has forced the technology industry to move environmental issues to the very top of its agenda. Various legislation and directives are currently being implemented across EU member countries with the aim of reducing the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment and chemicals that go into land fill sites.

 

As part of this activity, a major piece of legislation came into effect on 1st July 2006 known as the EU Directive on "Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment" (RoHS). This Directive states that after July 1, 2006, most new electrical and electronic equipment cannot be sold in the EU if it contains any of the following substances (above specific concentrations (w/w)) at homogeneous material level:

  • • Lead (0.1%)
  • • Mercury (0.1%)
  • • Cadmium (0.01%)
  • • Hexavalent Chromium (0.1%)
  • • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%)
  • • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)

We adopted a policy of not using these substances in products in order to comply with the RoHS Directive. Since January 2013 the RoHS compliance is part of the CE process.

 

Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC implemented by:

244/2009 EC regulation

1194/2012 EC regulation