Tokushima, Japan – 23 January 2023: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, is pleased to announce the launch of its Clear White color LED, which supports the joy of sharper vision for senior citizens with its natural, clear white color visibility.
As of 2022, the number of senior citizens aged 65 and over accounts for about 30% of the population in Japan, and this ratio has been increasing every year. This so-called “aging society” is also progressing in other parts of the world, especially in developed countries, and is becoming a global issue. With age, the crystalline lens of the human eye tends to turn yellow, making objects appear more yellowish than they did at younger ages. Even with the same lighting, it is harder to read newspapers, magazines, and books, and it is harder to see food in its true, vivid colors. This leads to a decrease in curiosity, changes in taste, and a loss of appetite without realizing it.
Nichia has been engaged in product development with a desire to enable the growing aging population to have healthy and comfortable lives with light using LEDs. The Clear White color LED has been developed by combining Nichia’s expertise and technology in phosphors and LEDs cultivated over many years, this improves senior citizen’s visibility and makes eating, reading, and other activities more comfortable, thereby supporting a vibrant life. Nichia believes that the adoption of the Clear White color LED in residences, nursing homes, and all other living spaces will enrich the daily lives of the senior citizens through light.
Nichia continues to develop products that are useful to society.
To learn more about Clear White color LED, refer to Nichia’s Website.