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Energy conservation at our premises with the introduction of CLARTE, Ricoh’s LED lamp

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CLARTE, Ricoh's LED lamp CLARTE, Ricoh’s LED lamp
20 Watt, 40 Watt, 110 Watt. The peace of mind that the ‘made in Japan’ label provides. No electrical work is needed and energy savings start straight away. The lamps have earned a favorable reputation among customers for their lightness and absence of flickering.

Since FY2011, Ricoh has been systematically conducting activities to switch the lighting used in its business premises to LED lamps. The LED lamps installed are Ricoh’s own CLARTE lamps. Their special features are that they can be easily fitted without any electrical work, and can be attached to existing lighting apparatus thus providing instant energy savings. Making the most of these features, in FY2013 we installed around 90,000 of the lamps in Ricoh’s premises around Japan, including both buildings we own and those we rent.
After installation, according to research conducted by employees, nearly everyone asked voiced affirmative evaluations of the new lighting environment, with comments such as “I like the fact that they don’t flicker when you turn them on,” and “The room and my desk are bright enough to work comfortably in.”
The CO2 reduction results of this activity amounts to 1,982 tons per year, and an electricity tariff saving of about 60.75 million yen*.
Ricoh concentrated on the lighting that accounts for nearly 40% of energy consumption in its offices, and in conjunction with Multi Function Printers (MFPs) and printers launched provision of CLARTE energy-saving straight tube LED lamps that use all the latest technologies in order to enable wider and deeper energy savings and CO2 reductions. Based on the successful record of their use in our offices, we will make concrete suggestions to customers about the product, and contribute to the creation of offices that are pleasant to work in and do not place any burden on the environment. 

  • *Levels calculated on the basis of measurement of the 90,000 lamps that were switched in our premises in FY2013.
  • NBCalculated on the basis of an annual time with lights on of 3,000 hours (Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association (JELMA) technical literature 114-1996 level)
  • NBBased on CO2 emissions conversion factor of 0.476 (kg-CO2/kWh). (Source: The Federation of Electric Power Companies’ Environmental Action Plan for the Electricity Business (September 2012 edition)
  • NBElectricity tariff is calculated at 15 yen/kilowatt hour

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Office energy savings and cost reductions achieved through fitting of CLARTE LED lamps

Ricoh Ohmori Plant
Employees: Around 1,600 in a non-manufacturing office
LED lamps installed: A total of about 8,000 40 Watt and 110 Watt lamps
CO2 reduction effect: Approx. 171 tons per year
Cost reduction effect: Approx.5.4million yen per year

Office of introducing LED lamp "CLARTE"
Office of introducing LED lamp "CLARTE"

  • NBCalculated on the basis of an annual time with lights on of 3,000 hours (Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association (JELMA) technical literature 114-1996 level)
  • NBBased on CO2 emissions conversion factor of 0.476 (kg-CO2/kWh).  (Source: The Federation of Electric Power Companies’ Environmental Action Plan for the Electricity Business (September 2012 edition)
  • NBElectricity tariff is calculated at 15 yen/kilowatt hour

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