Toshiba's new LED candelabras bring elegant light, appealing savings

June 26, 2012
Date Announced: 26 Jun 2012 Toshiba International Corporation – For those seeking timeless elegance in their lighting – and the latest in energy efficiency – Toshiba International Corporation announced today that it is introducing a new candelabra LED lamp that offers breathtakingly beautiful light and impressive energy savings.Toshiba’s new candelabra 180 series is a direct replacement for a 25W incandescent candelabra and is designed to fit standard E12 and E26 socket fixtures. The lamp uses up to 84 percent less energy than incandescent candelabras.“This new lamp creates inviting, warm light that brings out the colors and elegance of any room,” said Peter DallePezze, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, Toshiba International Corporation LED Lighting Systems Division. “This is exactly what designers, architects and homeowners have been looking for in energy-efficient lighting.”“Not only are LEDs known for their energy-saving performance, they’re also known for their incredible longevity,” continued DallePezze. “That longevity means a lot to anyone who has to climb a tall ladder to replace burned-out candelabra bulbs.”Toshiba’s candelabra 180 is dimmable, contains no mercury or lead and is rated to last 25,000 hours -- or up to 16 times longer than its incandescent equivalent.The lamp comes in a 2700K color temperature and is available in a B11 bulb type with the option of either a frosted or clear finish. The frosted glass lamp offers 185 lumen output while the clear glass lamp offers 175 lumen output. To also fit standard E26 socket fixtures, each lamp comes with a removable adaptor to allow easy transition from application to application.“In addition to our A19s and a full array of PARs and MRs, Toshiba has added this candelabra and BR30 lamps to its lamp offering. This speaks to the advancements that we are making in LED lighting technology, as we continue to broaden the LED lighting options available for use in commercial, industrial and residential environments,” said DallePezze.The lamps are backed by Toshiba’s 120-year heritage as a preferred lighting manufacturer in Japan and by Toshiba’s reputation worldwide as a reliable manufacturer of quality electronics products. As one of the largest lighting companies and LED lamp manufacturers in the world, Toshiba is dedicated to creating high quality light, while keeping energy consumption low. One hundred percent of Toshiba’s current lighting product offering and lighting product development in the U.S. is based on LED technology.Further exemplifying Toshiba’s commitment to producing high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting, 35 of the company’s LED light bulbs recently received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR label. In order to qualify for ENERGY STAR certification, light bulbs must use up to 75 percent less energy and last at least 15 times longer than comparable incandescent lighting.About Toshiba International CorporationToshiba International Corporation (TIC) is a Toshiba America Inc. (TAI) Group Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. TIC is headquartered in Houston, Texas and employs approximately 1,200 people. TIC provides application solutions to a wide range of industries including lighting systems, industrial, power systems, and transmission and distribution systems. For more information about TIC, please visit Toshiba International Corporation’s LED Lighting Systems DivisionToshiba International Corporation’s LED Lighting Systems Division provides the North American market with a variety of high-efficiency LED products. Drawing upon Toshiba’s 120-year heritage of lighting innovations in Japan and world-class electronic and semi-conductor technologies, the LED Lighting Systems Division is emerging as a leader in solid state lighting. The LED Lighting Systems Division is committed to providing lighting solutions that enhance the quality of life and meet the diverse needs of its customers. Further information is also available online at

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