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Japan Business Report October 2018

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Future is bright for Koizumi as it illuminates houses, retails and buildings

Koizumi Lighting stays true to its vision of being the originators of lighting culture by offering sustainable residential and commercial LED lighting solutions

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 October, 2018, 10:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 October, 2018, 10:00am

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Lighting solutions have come a long way since the dawn of electric lamps, and they continuously change as companies account for evolving market and regulatory demands. With the ever-deepening environmental consciousness sweeping the globe, customers seek lighting options that illuminate spaces to create ambience, and ones that help them reduce their ecological impact.

Rising to the occasion, Japanese firm Koizumi Lighting stays true to its vision of being the originators of lighting culture by offering sustainable residential and commercial light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions.

Environmental issues are not confined to Japan; this is why our business is not just domestic. We like to think that we’re contributing to helping the environment on a larger scale, firstly in Asia
Teruyuki Umeda, president

Established in 1871 and entered into the lighting business in 1957, Koizumi has been at the forefront of lighting innovations. Among the early adopters of LED technology in Japan, Koizumi is instrumental in the transition from incandescent and fluorescent lamps in the country. Further pushing the boundaries of lighting innovations in Japan and in Asia, Koizumi has developed products compliant with international control standard Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI). With DALI, customers can create diverse lighting concepts while keeping their energy consumption low.

“Environmental issues are not confined to Japan; this is why our business is not just domestic. We like to think that we’re contributing to helping the environment on a larger scale, firstly in Asia,” says president Teruyuki Umeda.

The company is broadening its business scope to include solutions that control air conditioning and blinds for residential and commercial spaces. This expansion into environmental and interior design solutions is made possible by the research and development (R&D) centre Koizumi inaugurated last year. In this R&D centre, Koizumi endeavours to explore technologies such as internet of things and artificial intelligence, and concepts such as the effect of lighting on productivity.

Koizumi works with developers, interior design firms and end users from conceptualisation of lighting to manufacturing, sales and maintenance support. With the company’s commitment to customers, more companies are turning to Koizumi for their lighting needs. Koizumi has lent its expertise to retail establishments such as Muji in Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shanghai. Hotels such as InterContinental Osaka and Courtyard by Marriott at Tokyo Station use Koizumi products. Even in medical institutions, such as the blood donation room in the Red Cross Blood Center in Shiga Prefecture, Koizumi lighting solutions were installed.

To cater to a wider customer base, Koizumi built an international network comprising distributors and also subsidiary companies in mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and other Asean countries. A Vietnam office is slated to open later this year.

“We welcome partnerships with companies that can help build brand awareness for Koizumi,” Umeda says.

www.koizumi-lt.co.jp