Held last month in Guangzhou 2012 Asian LED Summit Forum on the lighting fixtures industry in Japan senior managing director of mud Canonical said that to alleviate the power shortage phenomenon in Japan after the earthquake, the Japanese government through the implementation of various measures to promote LED lighting. LED lighting consumption of an increase of more than 200%, In addition, he called for the development of international LED testing standards, making the industry more effective criteria.
Mud is Code refers to the Fukushima earthquake occurred in March 2011, many regions of Japan's eastern region has yet to restore power. May 5, 2012, parked nuclear power plant of Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Company on the 3rd unit shut down, all this Japan all operating nuclear power plants shut down. 30% of electricity in Japan had to rely on nuclear power generation, nuclear power generating units shut down, exacerbated by Japan's electricity shortage phenomenon. "So the Japanese around the system of rotation of power failure, power with road traffic lights will stop." Mud canonical said.
Accordingly, the Japanese government launched the "eco-points" program, as well as the establishment and implementation of the Green Purchasing Law, electrical appliances Safety Act. These policies, including energy-saving lighting facilities to encourage policy areas for the use of LED lighting, according to the different levels of energy saving, to further reduce the tariff. Although this program began in Japan before the earthquake, but its extension is still played an important role for post-war Japan's energy-saving. LED lighting sales in 2011 over the previous year increased by 268 percent, while 2012 is expected to be on this basis, an increase of 185%. Mud canon refers to the 2011 full year, sales of LED lighting products accounted for all lighting products sales of approximately 20%, while this proportion is expected to reach 42 percent this year.
In order to further promote the use of LED lighting, mud canonical asked the LED lighting industry should develop international standards. Comparison test of the lighting apparatus Industry Association of Japan for the Japanese market 12 kinds of LED lighting products, with a product in the use of LED performance standards of the U.S. Department of Energy and the use of LED performance standards of the Japan Association of light industry test, the difference between the two close to 50 %. "Therefore, to develop common international testing standards become very necessary." Mud is typical pointed out.
Mud canonical LED products light performance standard parameters of the new international standards should be explicit, such as luminous flux, color temperature, service life, etc., to provide consumers with clear and easy to understand instructions, to be used to differentiate between the LED products.