New competitor in LED lighting

May 24, 2010
Sharp Electronics has officially entered the U.S. LED lighting market.

Sharp Electronics Corp. says it is entering the U.S. market for illumination-type LED lamps. Its first products in this area are commercial/industrial PAR38 lamps becoming available in May in both warm white and cool white, each with two brightness levels. These will be followed by PAR30 lamps this summer. These lamps will provide businesses with a way to retrofit existing sockets with lighting that has the ability to reduce the power consumption by approximately 80% compared to standard halogen lamps.

Sharp says its U.S. LED lighting product lineup will be expanding to include indoor and outdoor fixtures for businesses and consumers. In the fall, Sharp says it will introduce A19 lamps as well as solar-powered walkway lighting and dimmable/color changing remote-controlled LED lamps.

The lighting products will be available through manufacturer rep firms that include The Yanow Companies (New England), Brazill Brothers & Associates (Mid-Atlantic), McDonald Associates, Inc. (Illinois), Fox-Rowden-McBrayer, Inc. (Southeast), JD Martin Company, Inc. (Texas/Oklahoma), Allied Group Sales, Inc. (Southwest), ElectriGroup, Inc. (California), and Robert A. Amey Company (Pacific Northwest).

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