VALENCIA, Spain - (March 16, 2010) - Streets will be brighter, tourists safer, and electrical bills lesser in this Mediterranean resort region, thanks to 1,000 new energy-efficient and cost-effective streetlights using Seoul Semiconductor LEDs.
It's all part of a program initiated by Revolution LED of Spain to replace existing light bulbs on streets and in public facilities throughout the country with high-quality, energy-efficient lighting.
One thousand street lights using LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor, the global-leading LED manufacturer, have been installed in the municipality of Rafelbunyol.
A year of testing by Revolution LED proved that Seoul Semiconductor's long-lasting LEDs are up to the job. Seoul Semiconductor LEDs offer the world's best luminous efficacy (100lm/W) from a single light source. They reliably deliver the necessary brightness and last three times longer than traditional street lights.
Revolution LED reports that energy consumption has been reduced 65 percent as a result of replacing 160 W light bulbs with Seoul Semiconductor's. The lighting products used in street lights contain 56, 112 and 168 LEDs made by Seoul Semiconductor for three models respectively. The 56 W LED light bulb replaces the existing 160 W bulb and lasts three times as long. The performance of the light bulbs was verified by Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Valencian Institute of Technology.
The program is so successful, Sr. Vice President S.M. Lee of Seoul Semiconductor said, that 3,000 additional lighting fixtures soon will be installed throughout the Valencian Community. In addition, product testing is underway on the Atlantic coastal community of Jerez, Spain, where 23,000 street lights will be replaced.
About Seoul Semiconductor
Seoul Semiconductor is the fourth largest LED company globally, according to IMS Research, a British electronics market research agency. The company has more than 5,000 patents and owns internationally recognized technology such as Acriche, developed internally; Deep UV LED; and Non-Polar LEDs. The company runs 33 overseas operations, including three subsidiaries, and 150 worldwide distributor locations. Visit www.acriche.com for more information.