Taipei, April 6, 2012 (CENS)--LED-lamp maker Leadray Energy Co., Ltd., partly held by Ritek Inc. and Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd., has recently unveiled a factory in Miaoli, northern Taiwan, completely outfitted with in-house-made LED lamps.
The company estimates the LED lamps consume around 8,300 kilowatt hours a month, saving as much as NT$35,000 (US$1,166) in electricity bill compared with conventional lights which would consume an estimated 23,000 kilowatt hours a month.
According to the chairman, K.F. Chen, the factory has initial capacity of 100,000 streetlights, which are rated 30W, 60W, 100W, 120W, 150W, 200W and 260W, adding that the company is contracted to supply public works projects with over 30,000 LED streetlights across the island, and that these installed lights have so far shown median defect rate of barely 0.05%.
The general manager, J.F. Lin, estimates the government's LED streetlight project to create a domestic market of around 250,000-326,000 LED streetlights a year beginning this year.
The company is looking beyond Taiwan and tapping Japan, Germany and China, the latter of which being particularly lucrative with ambitious government projects that call for an estimated four million LED streetlights.
Leadray will work with strategic partners in China to compete for the contracts, and supply, instead of completed streetlights, partners light engines and assembly knowhow to minimize operation risk.
(by Ken Liu)