Friday, 10th July 2009
In General Japan News,
Tokyo suburb goes eco-friendly
A housing community in Tokyo has been fitted with almost 1,000 LEDs, which illuminate the exterior of houses as well as walkways in the area.
Tech On reports that the houses in the Green Avenue Azabu-no-Oka complex, which has been created by Toyota Smile Life Inc, have between four and five LEDs each.
"All of the LEDs are white, with a colour temperature just under 3000K for a warm, relaxing feel. In addition, indirect illumination is used to light broad stretches of pavement, walls, etc, highlighting scenery effectively," the source reports.
The article notes that the applications in which LEDs can be used is growing, noting that the low-energy fixtures can be used in indoor and outdoor lighting.
As well as this, they can be used in offices and homes, or as streetlights.
The housing complex is due to be completed in around three years' time and each house is being sold one at a time, notes the website.
Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and is home to more than 12 million people.
Written by Mike Cotgreave.
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