Contributing to the company’s goals will be a new lighting business in which LEDs will play a significant role. The company intends to achieve total reductions by FY2025 equivalent to 82 million tonnes a year through its energy systems supply business and equivalent to 35.7 million tonnes through eco products.
Eco products include a strong emphasis in lighting. The company quoted a report saying that lighting accounts for 16% of the power consumed in homes, a fact underpinning growing demand for eco-friendly fluorescent lamps and LED lamps to replace incandescent lamps.
Earlier this year, Toshiba said that they would discontinue production of normal filament lamps by 2010. The eliminated items cover 81 household filament lamps with E26-type caps. Toshiba also established a cross-company organization to bring a renewed impetus to management of the lighting business and to “utilize integrated capabilities and accelerate global business.”
The aim is to generate sales of $9 billion) in their environmentally-conscious lighting business in FY2020.