Sharp is Japan’s LED vertical integrated firm, from LED wafer, package, to luminaires. As for lighting market development, Sharp starts from LED lighting, rather than conventional lighting field. In regard to LED lighting development, what kind of plan and opinion does Sharp have? How will they find the company’s position and quickly realize lighting market development? LEDinside had the opportunity to interview Uemura-san in order to understand Sharp LED lighting history.
Sharp Showcased Zenigata-shaped COB Package, Being Easy For Luminaire Manufacturer In Assembly Process
Sharp has the completed COB product series Zenigata. The currency-shaped COB package is Sharp’s exclusive patent, with the most dominant product being easy for luminaire manufacturers to assemble lighting fixtures. In the beginning of 2013, Sharp added 100W COB, stressing the use of the new ceramic and composite substrate. Compared with conventional ceramic substrate, new substrate’s thermal resistance is only one-third, with an even better heat heat dispensation. This product’s luminous flux can reach 14000lm, luminous efficacy 143lm/W, and is mainly used for street lamp and high bay lighting application market. The product plans to have a sample presentation in March of 2013, and will reach mass production in May 2013.
Zenigata COB Product Series
100W Zenigata COB
Sharp’s Cherry Colored Product Series Emphasizes Healing Results
Aside from LED business, Sharp also aggressively promote LED luminaires. In 2012, after the introduction of cherry colored ceiling lights, Sharp also introduced a series of bulbs mainly for the residential lighting market, with an omni-directional function. During Lighting Japan 2013, Sharp especially stressed the healing results from the high CRI LED lamps, as well as having a two color switchover ability; daylight color with cherry color and warm white light with cherry colored light.
2013~2015 Lighting Product Trend:
In regards to the future LED lighting product trend, until the year 2015, Sharp believes that shop lighting, industrial lighting, public lighting all have optimistic development. Therefore, Sharp introduced luminous flux 23000lm high bay lighting, with a consuming power of only 222W, luminous efficacy reaching 103.6l/W, and a lifetime reaching about 60,000 hours.
The Sharp’s vertical integration supply chain covers from LED package to luminaires. As for LED package, the design is easy for luminaire manufacturers in assembly process. Furthermore, when it comes to Sharp’s lighting, Sharp’s own characteristic - cherry colored bulbs and lamps- is going to expand a new lighting market trend. Moreover, Compared with panel technology which Sharp’s exclusive strength, taking the light guide panel concept and integrating it into ceiling light products. Integrated group recourses to expand LED lighting, in accordance to future development position corresponding clear, makes people look forward to the continued direction of development.