Date Announced: 22 Oct 2013 London – Sharp Europe announced it is entering the LED lighting market with the launch of five product families and over 46 lighting products for retail and industrial spaces. Luminaires within the range integrate Sharp’s unique multi-chip ZENIGATA (COB) LED, offering lighting designers, architects, facility managers and electrical installers state-of-the art lighting technology, which maximises the energy-saving and efficiency benefits of LEDs.Jennifer Campbell, general manager, Sharp LED Lighting Europe, said: “We’re proud to launch an LED Lighting business unit in Europe and bring Sharp’s 45 year heritage in LED technology and innovation to the European market. Sharp has a wealth of experience in providing both individual components worldwide and complete luminaires in Japan and the US and we feel that the time is right to bring our business to Europe.”“LED technology is at an exciting tipping point where efficiency is increasing steadily and the investment becomes more and more interesting across all applications. Sharp’s entry into the market will make LED lighting even more interesting for customers looking for an energy-saving and better performing alternative for existing or new lighting systems.”Lighting for retail and industrial spacesSharp is today launching 46 products in five product families: YUJI and HAYU for retail environments, TADA and KATO for industrial environments and YUNA, for use across both spaces.YUJI and HAYU are affordable and optimal LED lighting solutions for retail outlets, showrooms and supermarkets. Both luminaires include Sharp’s industry-leading Mega ZENIGATA multichip, which allows the use of just one LED in a fixture to save space, whilst retaining the brightness of multiple emitters. ZENIGATA technology is highly efficient, and has a colour rendering of CRI > 80.- YUJI is a universal spotlight designed to fit standard European 3-phase track systems. The range of subtle spotlights is versatile enough to fit into any lighting design for retail, with the option to select different colour temperatures (3,000 and 4,000 K), lumen packages (1,300 to 4,300 lm – up to 89 lm/W) and beam angles (flood 24° and wide flood 40°). DALI dimmable options are also available. - HAYU offers all of the features of YUJI in a two in one, spotlight and downlight, which means that the lighting design can be easily changed to create different moods, or to highlight different areas and products within the retail space.- TADA and KATO are powerful and efficient lighting solutions for industrial spaces including outdoor areas, spaces with high ceilings and storage premises. - TADA is a robust and secure moisture-proof luminaire with a die-cast aluminium body and PC or PMMA diffuser with internal prisms, for spaces that are subject to extreme ambient conditions (IP66) such as water, impact, vibration and extreme temperatures (-25oC to 35oC). TADA offers outstanding luminous efficiency of up to 103 lm/W, lumen packages of 4,300 to 6,200 lm and quality colour rendering of >80.- KATO provides a low bay luminaire solution, ideal for high ceiling rooms and outdoor areas thanks to its robust die-cast aluminium body and powerful light output. Quick to install, with a product service life of 50,000 hrs. (L80/B10), KATO combines high luminous efficiency of 87 lm/W with luminous flux of 11,725 lm and a correlated colour temperature of 4,000 K - YUNA is a robust universal downlight with IP44 rating that is suitable for both retail and industrial spaces (corridors, staircases and ancillary rooms) with a high visual comfort. The downlight is a standard ceiling cut-out, easy to replace, and has a protected optical system for installation and cleaning. Including Mega ZENIGATA COB technology, YUNA provides a CRI >80. Multiple lumen packages (1,000 – 1,700 lm) and DALI dimmable variations are available.Financing and 5 years warrantySharp has also announced the launch of a new financing program in the LED commercial market through Hitachi Capital. Expanding upon the existing UK solar financing program, for the commercial and residential market, this offers affordable financing and payment terms to commercial clients. “Being able to offer this program in partnership with a strong and innovative financing partner like Hitachi Capital is a great incentive for our customer base in the UK to switch to LED Lighting,” said Sharp Europe CEO, Paul Molyneux. Sharp also offers a standard 5 year warranty on all LED lighting products.
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