Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc. and AcBel Polytech Inc. have gained LED lightings orders from Japan, to help Japanese enterprises fight against upcoming price hikes of electricity caused by upcoming suspension of nuclear power plants.
Reportedly, Japan has ordered a total of 54 commercial nuclear power plants to suspend operations by the end of April for periodical maintenance. However, due mainly to the public’s fear about radioactive contamination in the environment, it didn’t come out the concrete timetables for resumption.
In addition, electricity prices for local enterprises are to rise 17% in April. To ighter electricity bills, most of Japanese enterprises are considering to replace traditional lamps with LED bulbs and lamps.
As a result, there is a huge opportunity for Taiwanese LED firms. Delta disclosed that contract orders for its LED bulbs from Japan have significantly increased recently partly on a surge of enterprises’ needs, and partly on fast-growing consumer demand in the country. Its newest 1000lm LED bulb with only 130 grams as world’s lightest model, will play a key role in its growing LED lighting business. Since its debut at Lighting Japan 2012 in mid-January, the new bulb has been widely ordered by customers in the country. And will be mainly targeted at the Chinese and Japanese markets in 2012.
AcBel Polytech has benefited contract orders for outdoor LED lights from Japan as well. Besides, the company has also chosen by the local government of Guangdong Province, China, as one of the only designated Taiwanese supplier of officially subsidized LED streetlights, which are 15-20% cheaper than nonsubsidized models.