Idaho-based manufacturer SemiLEDs has announced a joint cooperation with Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to convert part of the institute's street lights from metal halide into energy-saving LED systems.
The 24-watt LED systems were designed by ITRI itself, containing P2 lamps packaged by Helios Crew that use high power LED chips from SemiLEDs.
As well as providing greater light quality and distribution around the campus, the systems use less than ten per cent of the 240-watt power required for the metal halide alternatives, while maintenance costs are also virtually eliminated by the long life of LED lamps.
"ITRI campus is the open environment for new pilot technologies," commented Dr Ian Chan, vice-president and general director of ITRI.
"Therefore, we decided to adopt the latest and most advanced systems in LED lighting technology to illuminate our campus."
SemiLEDs recently expanded its production capacity with the launch of a third production facility in Hsin-Chu Science Park, Taiwan.