LED will fully occupy the Japanese lighting market by 2020

It is reported that Japan’s “Energy Basic Plan” revised in 2010 proposes that the household carbon dioxide emissions in 2030 should be reduced by 50% compared with 1990, because Japan’s lighting power consumption accounts for about 5 points of daily electricity consumption. More than 1% of the carbon dioxide emitted by electricity used in Japan in 2005 came from lighting. Therefore, the Japanese government wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and high-efficiency lighting such as LEDs will be an indispensable condition.

LED will fully occupy the Japanese lighting market by 2020

The Japanese government expects that by 2020, 100% of the lighting fixtures on the market will be the next generation of high-efficiency lighting. In 2030, the lighting fixtures in use will be 100% fully replaced with next-generation high-efficiency lighting (currently less than 2%). And propose a policy implementation schedule with this goal.

The policy implementation of 2010~2015 focuses on improving the luminous efficiency of LED lighting to 200lm/W through research and development; the luminous efficiency of OLED lighting is increased to 130lm/W, and the production cost is reduced, in order to achieve practical goals. At present, the research and development plan is led by the “New Energy Industry Technology Development Organization (NEDO)”, an independent administrative body affiliated to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

In addition, the Japanese government has also proposed policy incentives to encourage companies and people to use LED lighting products. In Japan's national policy, companies that propose tax cuts and forced energy use switch to energy-efficient products, and many local governments also provide local-level energy-saving products and LED lighting subsidies. The amount of subsidies introduced by various counties and cities in Japan is different from the relevant regulations. Most of them adopt the method of combining LEDs in other energy-saving products and sharing the same subsidy program. For example, in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, if you use LED lighting products that meet the standards, you can apply for a subsidy of one-fifth of the amount.

After the application of the various subsidy policies, the application status was enthusiastic, indicating that the Japanese people are highly interested in energy-saving products. The popularization of LED lighting is not only for the Japanese government to actively promote the target. For those who want to enter or have entered the Japanese lighting market, the Japanese LED lighting policy also provides a clear direction for the future development of LED lighting.


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