Significant Price Drop in LEDs for General lighting (SSL) coming in 2012

LED Markets and Opinion

As the New Year brings in new efficiency guidelines for lighting products, LEDs continue to be the emerging leader. High LED entry prices had swayed many consumers to purchasing cheaper CFLs or to stock up on wasteful incandescent bulbs.


Two important factors;


The price of LED packages (or LED chips) has dropped drastically in the last 6 months.



The competition builds between newly emerging LED companies and older well established ones.


The big question is;


Are consumers willing to pay the higher price for premium brands or will smaller profile companies offer better initial value? The stage is set for a huge price war as powerhouse companies vi for pole position at the starting gate.


Tough new Energy Star™ requirements for LEDs and CFLs


LED manufacturers wishing to carry the Energy Star™ approved logo, now face strict LM79 and LM80 testing , with 3000 and 6000 hour tests carried out by certified third party testing facilities, only the best will receive this coveted mark of energy saving products.  


Major Companies set to launch LED Lighting Product lines in the New Year;


Phillips; perhaps the most well know name in LED lighting today, after winning USDOE L-Prize , plans to mass produce and install millions of LED bulbs in North America with its many partners


Cree; American LED giant that recently acquired Rudd (outdoor lighting magnate) continues to make breakthroughs in LED chip technology


GE; Prolific lighting division of this corporate American titan, GE lighting products will be on every store shelf across North America


Samsung LED America; Electronics giant weights in with powerful bulbs aimed at tec-savey consumers


LG; Appliance maker Hits US market with its $15 LED replacement for standard 60 watt bulb


Energizer; Battery giant is gearing up to launch full residential line in 2012


Toyota Tsusho America; Manufacturing Titan introduces its T-Opto division geared to massive commercial SSL adoption


OSRAM SYLVANIA; with its 100 years + in the worldwide lighting business, developing LED interchangeable modules and Mercury free Solid State lighting


Cooper; quickly becoming a leader in low cost retrofit LED


Then your Medium size players;


Acuity Brands Lithonia and Holophane, CHAUVET, Hubbell, Aldabra, Semiconductor Lighting, Permlight, are just some of the companies you’ll be hearing about in the coming year.  


Then there’s the literally thousands of smaller companies trying to break into SSL, LED lighting;

Aeon Lighting Technology Inc, Chung Ho City, Taipei County, Taiwan
With roots in the server industry, where the need for high p..more
Ecomaa Lighting Inc, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Ecomaa Lighting Inc. is Taiwan's leading manufacturer of LED..more
Edison Opto Corporation, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Edison Opto Corporation is a Taipei, Taiwan based global lea..more
Everlight Electronics Co Ltd, Tu Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan
Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. was founded in 1983 in Ta..more
Khatod Optoelectronic, Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
Lighting and illumination are concepts that pervade our live..more
Ledionopto Lighting Inc, Taipei, Taiwan
Ledionopto Lighting - Innovative green design for lighting c..more
Opto Tech Corp, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Opto Tech Corporation (OPTOTECH) was established in 1983, an..more
Shenzhen MR Photoelectricity Co Ltd, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Shenzhen MR LED Photoelectricity Co., Ltd, headquartered at..more
Signcomplex Ltd, Shenzhen, China
Signcomplex Limited was founded in 2006, certified with ISO9..more
Taiwan Oasis Technology Co Ltd, Taipei City, Taiwan
Oasistek was established by the founder and chairman, Mr. Mi..more
Top Energy Saving System Corp (TESS), New Taipei City, Taiwan
TESS (Top Energy Saving System Corp.), a LED energy saving a..more
Wellypower Optronics Co, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Wellypower, established in 1994, has 2500 employees, is the..more
Energyled Corp, Sindian City, Taipei County, Taiwan
Energyled Corporation is a professional LED lighting company..more
Heatron Inc, Leavenworth, KS
Heatron partners with OEM customers to provide LED solutions..more
LED Lighting Inc, Northbrook, IL
LED Lighting Inc. is focused on providing the best LED light..more
Matrix Lighting Ltd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Matrix Lighting Limited, manufacturer of VIRIBRIGHT LED Ligh..more
OPTILED Lighting, Kowloon, Hong Kong
As a leading expert and provider of LED lighting products fo..more
VAOPTO, Las Vegas, NV
With the world-class LED manufacturing facility since 1969 (..more
Fusion Optix, Woburn, MA
Enabling the next generation of high performance display and..more
LEDdynamics Inc, Randolph, VT
LEDdynamics provides cutting-edge technology, services and e..more


These are just a few of the names to watch as SSL changes the world as we see it.

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