Panasonic Corp will release a home-use fluorescent lamp that automatically adjusts its light levels in accordance with the luminance in a room March 1, 2009, in Japan.

The Auto-Eco Light-Control Twin Pa, equipped with a luminance sensor, detects the brightness in an area of 3m diameter directly below the lamp (when the ceiling height is about 2.4m) and controls the light output so that the luminance in the room is maintained constant.

"This is the industry's first home-use lighting equipment whose brightness is automatically adjusted by a sensor," Panasonic said.

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