Toshiba LED Roadway Lights Shine 100,000 Hours

June 6, 2013 By Linda Hardesty

Toshiba LEDToshiba International introduced its next generation of roadway lighting products, the TLS-RTLM and TLS-RTLS LED Roadway Luminaires. The RTL lights come in two sizes, the short blade RTLS and the medium blade RTLM, and feature an integral photocell system with a 15-year rated life based on an average of 12 operating hours per day.

The integral photocell system provides automatic dimming capabilities, which reduces energy costs by automatically adjusting light output at dusk and dawn. By designing the roadway luminaires with integral photocells, Toshiba eliminated the need for the NEMA twist-lock receptacle; however, the NEMA receptacle is an available option.

The Toshiba TLS-RTL LEDs are direct replacements for 70 to 400-watt HID luminaires yet consume 50 percent less energy than typical HID luminaires to effectively illuminate the same area. They offer an LED array with an expected life of 100,000 hours based on 9,000 hours of LED testing.

Available in 24-72 LEDs and 4100K and 6000K color temperatures, the RTL luminaires deliver uniform light distribution, which enables lower lumen output while maintaining the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) recommended light levels. The luminaires have a finned LED heat sink to keep the them cool.

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