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SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION

One Sharp Plaza

Mahwah, New Jersey07430-1163

(201) 529-8200

www.sharpusa.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LIGHTFAIR • BOOTH #4741 • LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER

SHARP ® ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT

LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIO

Leading LED provider to manufacture downlights, track lights, troffers and made-to-order

lighting solutions at U.S. facilities

MAHWAH, NJ, May 9, 2012 – Sharp Electronics Corporation today announced its plans to launch a new

portfolio of market-leading LED downlighting, track lighting, and recessed troffer solutions, designed and

manufactured in its facilities in the US. This product offering is the first of what will become a steady stream

of future luminaire and lamp solutions for lighting applications from Sharp.

These Sharp LED offerings – which will be available for shipment in late summer 2012 – will include 6-inch

and 4-inch diameter downlights, in both round and square options, multiple lumen packages, and a variety of

finishes and colors; track lights in two sizes and lumen packages, with a number of color and beam angle

options; and 2’x2’ and 2’x4’ recessed troffers available in variety of customizable finishes, and energy saving

dimming control options.

All of these Sharp products have been designed and will be manufactured at the company’s Memphis, TN

facility, thus enabling Sharp to deliver lighting solutions to customers in North America who require quick

turnaround to get product to the job site. Additionally, Sharp’s capabilities out of its Memphis facility enable it

to create and implement features that address the specific needs of users in each region of North America

via easy product modifications, such as different finish options and ceiling thickness accommodations, as well

as substantial customization of standard products for signature projects.

“With this announcement, Sharp is reinforcing its commitment to combine a history of LED leadership and

innovation with our design and manufacturing capabilities in North America. Sharp is dedicated to leading the

way in addressing the evolving needs of LED specifiers, distributors, installers, and end users across a range

of markets,” said Al Near, vice president, sales and marketing. “Sharp has been at the forefront of the LED

technology industry since its inception – mass-producing LED devices for more than 40 years and leading the

Japanese market in LED lighting devices.”

Sharp’s LED luminaires are powered by its Zenigata chip technology which enables the delivery of extremely

energy-efficient luminaires that offer higher color quality and better performance than comparable traditional

source lighting products, such as incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent, and even ceramic metal

halide.


Sharp LED lighting solutions are designed to meet the highest industry standards, including Design Lights

Consortium, California Title 24, Chicago Plenum guidelines and are ENERGY STAR ® qualified. With a

design focus on “quality of light,” not only should Sharp LED luminaires meet North America’s most stringent

energy codes, but they will do so by providing the color quality, dimming, and optical control properties similar

to less efficient incandescent light sources, while providing even greater energy savings than mercury-filled,

UV emitting fluorescent light sources.

As compared to other LED lighting products, Sharp Zenigata components operate at high efficiency levels,

combined with high levels of color saturation, yielding a CRI well above 90+. Most other LED products with

comparable light output typically deliver CRI measurements in the low to mid 80s. Sharp LED luminaires are

superior to traditional source lighting products as they consume less energy and produce less heat resulting

in additional energy savings and reduced HVAC loads in buildings. In addition, Sharp luminaires do not give

off UV light, which can cause color fading in fabrics and artwork and do not contain mercury, which can lead

to lamp disposal issues. Sharp luminaires feature extremely long lamp life delivering approximately 50,000

hours of operation, which can significantly reduce the relamping of traditional lighting sources from 10 to 50

times over the life of the lamp.

“Sharp’s announcement of plans to launch a portfolio of LED luminaires in the US further reinforces the

company’s global focus on energy-saving and energy-creating products,” said Near. “The extraordinary

efficiency and color quality of our LED lighting solutions, together with the dedication to environmentally

conscious practices at Sharp facilities contributes to Sharp’s overall vision for a cleaner and healthier world.”

Sharp offers an expanding portfolio of leading LED solutions that ideally position the company to address the

needs of markets including retail and hospitality, where clients require a complete set of solutions in order to

create an attractive environment where customers can shop or relax.

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Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of

one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy

solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS ®

Quattron LCD televisions and 3DTVs, AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems, SharpVision ® projectors,

Insight ® Microwave Drawer ® ovens, Notevision ® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster ® air purifiers. For more

information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and

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©2012 Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp and all related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated

entities.

CONTACT:

Wendie Larkin

Jeff Leopold

Emanate Public Relations

Sharp Electronics Corporation

Phone: 781-404-2411 Phone: 201-529-8771

Email: wendie.larkin@emanatepr.com

Email: leopoldj@sharpusa.com

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