Sharp to replace all fluorescent lights with LEDs

JIJI

Sharp Corp. plans to replace all 190,000 fluorescent lights in its offices and factories in Japan with LED lights to cut power consumption, company officials said.

Fully shifting to LEDs will reduce Sharp’s power consumption for lighting by 40 percent, and the cost will be recovered within four years, the officials said Tuesday.

It will take several months for the electronics maker to complete the replacement work, they said.

The work will start later this month at Sharp’s head office in Osaka and some other facilities.

At offices and plants in the Kansai region, where the power supply is expected to be tight this summer, some 60,000 lights will be replaced with LEDs before the end of June, the officials said.