World’s number 1 production area
The energy efficiency and long life make LED light bulbs attractive. The electricity bill is about half that of standard light bulbs, and also do not need to be replaced for up to ten years even with daily use. These features make LED light bulbs the most popular light source. In the past, LED light bulbs were considered ”next-generation lighting” and expensive, but since the summer of 2009, manufacturers begun reducing prices, making LEDs more affordable and available for regular households.
New challenges taken on by the city of water and light
As the ”LED kingdom”, Tokushima accounts for about 25% of the world’s market, while it makes up for about 60% when limited to white LEDs. Tokushima is now promoting the ”LED Valley Initiative” to enhance Tokushima’s position as the leading LED production area of the world. Through collaboration with industry, academia, government and residents, Tokushima aims to create a base to attract factories and research facilities, nurture highly skilled technicians, and conduct research and development of the latest technology.
- Nichia Corporation
- 491 Oka, Kaminaka-Cho, Anan-Shi,
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