Energy Saving LED Lighting at Toshiba LED factory
We took a tour of the Greenstar Toshiba LED Factory in San Antonio Texas this week to learn about Energy Saving LED Lighting. We had a good time and learned a lot about exterior LED light fixtures. Here is a picture of us at the staging area.
We did get a chance to see the high-tech manufacturing lines but I did not take any pictures. Maybe next time I will take a spy cam with me, you can never be too safe. I did get some pictures of our business meeting through. I was unable to get pictures of our after-hours events (again spy camera needed, and maybe a consent form or two)
LED technology is available in many lighting product types including replacements for 40W, 60W, 75W, and 100W traditional incandescent bulbs, reflector bulbs used in recessed fixtures, and track lights, task lighting, undercabinet lighting, and outdoor area lights. LEDs come in a variety of colors, and some bulbs can be tuned to different colors or different hues of white light. Some are dimmable or offer convenient features such as daylight and motion sensors. LEDs work well indoors and outdoors because of their durability and performance in cold environments. Look for LED products such as pathway lights, step lights, and porch lights for outdoor use. You can also find solar-powered LED outdoor lighting.
The cost of LED light bulbs has decreased dramatically since they entered the market and prices are expected to come down further as more products become available. While LEDs are more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, they still save money because they last a long time and have very low energy use.