LED commercial lighting first came to the sweet spot of price, it will accelerate the penetration of lighting market this year, the commercial lighting market has been booming since the beginning of this year. As the LED commercial lighting has got support and preferential policies from governments around the world, many companies have accessed to the LED commercial lighting, which has become the primary market LED manufacturers have been actively developing. LED commercial lighting is expected to be the main driver of growth in LED output in next few years.
International manufacturers like Philips, CREE and Samsung have issued LED bulbs at half price of the existing products, which indicates the official arrival of LED lighting era. Currently, the penetration of LED has started to be expanded from commercial lighting market, and it will replace the incandescent bulbs to be the mainstream source of home lighting in the coming years. Taiwan LED manufacturers such as Everlight, Delta and Taichi have achieved better sales performance in supermarkets than ever.
To take Wal-Mark for example, many years ago, Wal-Mart replaced the freeze cabinet lights in hundreds stores in U.S. with LED bulbs. As the LED lights have the feature of long service life and high luminous efficiency, it is estimated that more than 2.6 million U.S. dollars will be saved in energy costs. The LED Lights can help reduce threats to the environment with an annual reduction of 35 million pounds of carbon dioxide. In addition, the South Korean government implements tax concessions to private companies for the use of LED lighting products, which also is the driver to accelerate the application of LED lighting products in the parking lot, offices, factories, warehouses and other commercial fields.
Meanwhile, after Samsung and CREE announced LED bulbs priced below $ 15 and $ 10 separately for the home market, OSRAM also announced to put the LED bulb less than $ 13.1 on sale in Germany in June to replace 40-watt incandescent bulbs. In addition to price, the brightness of LED bulbs is also a key to enter the home market, the current mainstream standard of light bulb is still 660 lumens, but the 900 lumen LED bulbs will become increasingly popular.