2016-11-28

India’s Demonization Policies Derails a LED Retailer Operations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s abrupt demonization policies launched on Nov. 8, 2016 and its ripple effect has left a dent for LED manufacturers relying heavily on cash transactions, reported The Hindu.
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2016-07-26

Fifteen Keywords that Defined the LED Industry in 1H16

The first half of 2016 has flown by quickly, with the LED industry entering a mature phase and stabilizing growth rates, it is gradually losing its liveliness. Looking back to the first half of 2016, new terms emerged among the tide of acquisitions and price wars. The keywords can be summarized as five large niche lighting markets, four key markets, three competitive technologies, changes in two major products market positions, and one new technology term.
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2016-07-01

LIA Finding How Brexit Will Affect UK LED Industry

As Britain comes to terms with an EU referendum result which has far reaching implications for the economy and government, it is too early to predict the political landscape or the regulatory one which will shape our future and the impact it will have on our industry.
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2016-04-13

LED Industry Experts Urge Taiwanese Companies to Focus on Niche Markets

Company representatives from LiteOn, China Electric and Monocrystal urged Taiwanese LED manufacturers to direct resources to develop niche market products, instead of developing products in the overtly competitive general lighting and application markets during a press conference for the upcoming lighting show LED Taiwan at Taipei World Trade Center Club, Taiwan. 
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2013-06-24

Unity Opto: Lighting Equipment is the Greatest Driver of Growth of LED Industry

The chairman of Unity Opto, Qinghui Wu, expressed on June 21 that all the LED plants are profitable this year because the capacity utilization has almost reached a high standard and the decline in value has reached a stage; the lighting device will be the greatest driver of growth of LED industry.   Qinghui Wu pointed out that the future of LED industry is bright; the backlit field is expected to grow in the next two years, after which it will enter a stable stage; while the lighting industry will continue to grow in the next five to seven years. Unity Opto achieved...
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2013-05-20

LEDforum 2013 Guangzhou to Kick off with Industry Heavyweights, Get Your Tickets Now!

As June is dawning near, LEDinside is ready to hold a grand and perfect LEDforum 2013 Guangzhou at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room # 8.   LED industry has undergone big changes. Based on the potential market demands, many companies have mushroomed all over the world in recent years. However, an oversupply comes after the large capacity expansion. What’s worse, due to credit crisis, LED development in European market has slowed down. And it also has influenced Asian LED manufacturers which rely on the external ...
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2013-04-17

Expanding Chinese LED Industry

The Chinese government views the growth of the LED industry as a national security matter. As a result, it is driving a vast LED manufacturing effort and offering subsidies from central and local government agencies to help build its own LED industry. In 2010, China embarked on an ambitious “Many Cities, Many Lights” program for streetlamp lighting to help its own LED industry. China has been in the LED bulb business for more than a decade but has more recently concentrated its efforts to acquire LED growth and manufacturing know-how.   Chine...
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2013-04-09

LEDforum 2013 Guangzhou to Kick off on June,Don't Hesitate to Join in Global LED Cooperation

The LED industry has been in an oversupply following the large capacity expansion in 2011; how will the landscape shift in 2013? As the LED-related applications make their way into various areas and receive increasing interest in the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean markets, the LED industry embarks on a whole new chapter. In light of the stagnant end-market demand, fund shortage and the cease of subsidy, the Chinese LED chip makers drastically revised their capacity expansion plans. Currently, the Chinese government aims to stimulate the LED demand through its pla...
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2013-01-02

LED Industry Expected to Reach US $ 500 million by 2015 in India

According to industry experts, backed by strong activity on the policy reforms front, the Rs 9,600 crore lighting industry is expecting to clock a healthy growth in 2013. Even though the industry faced some rough weather on project sales, the consumer category is said to be witnessing good growth. Arun Gupta, global CEO, NTL Lemnis, pointed out that, the LED Industry is expected to reach around US $ 500 million by 2015 in India. Within the segment, LED street light and LED solar light's demand to increase by leaps and bounds in coming years,'' said A...
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2012-07-24

Chinese LED Industry Could Benefit from New Subsidy Program

Chinese Ministry of Finance has restarted subsidies for LED industry. It’s reported that the total subsidy could reach 1 billion, and 30 to 50 bid winners can benefit from it. Early in February, China launched a program to subsidize the LED industry for products including indoor downlight LEDs, reflective self-ballasted lamps, outdoor LED streetlights, and tunnel lamps. However, due to the quotes prices from some companies were considered unreasonable, the program was halted. And in May, China launched new policy to promote energy-saving lighting and LED...
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2012-07-18

China LED Industry’s High Unused Capacity Renders 2H12 Outlook Uncertain

As the global economic outlook remains stagnant, LED industry’s peak season performance may fall short of expectations. Thus, Taiwanese LED firms such as Epistar, Unity Opto, Lextar, and Genesis Photonics underwent setbacks in the stock market on July 16. Since July, despite the orders keeping pouring in, there is still a considerable amount of unused capacity in the Chinese LED industry. Research institutes and foreign capitals become conservative about the LED market outlook, which kicks off the second half of 2012 with uncertainty. Most listed LED com...
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2012-07-02

Kelington Group Targets at China's LED Market

Kelington Group Bhd (KGB), which dedicated in ultra-high purity gas and chemical infrastructure, has targeted to China's LED market. According to Group president and chief operating officer Ong Weng Leong, the company already had LED jobs in China but expected to capitalise further on the growth prospects there. Meanwhile the company had also done jobs for companies in Malaysia, but felt that the prospects were no where near as great as China. According to reports, Chinese lighting market reached US$12.2bil (RM39bil) in 2010, accounting for 15.4% of the ...
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2012-06-01

Taiwan’s LED Industry to Recover in Q2

According to the latest estimate issued by Taiwan’s Industry & Technology Intelligence Service (ITIS) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan’s LED industry may recover in the second quarter of 2012, with its output value to grow 33% quarter-on-quarter to NT$22.9 billion (US$763 million), to halt consecutive declines in the past four quarters. The production value of Taiwan’s LED industry reached NT$17.2 billion in the first quarter, down 10% from the previous quarter and down 15% year on year, according to statistics released by th...
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2012-05-23

Taiwan PIDA Predicts Taiwan’s LED Industry Would Rise 10%

According to Photonic Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA), a Taiwan-based market research organization tracking the optoelectronics industry, Taiwan’s LED industry would rise 10% in revenue this year from 2011. PIDA set the 2012 revenue goal at NT$200 billion (US$6.8 billion at US$1:NT$29) and estimated the Taiwan industry would start to grow in the second half in anticipation of climbing demand for LED lighting. According to PIDA, the growth in LED lighting market in the second half will be fueled by the increased numbe...
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2012-04-19

Panasonic to Enter into European LED Industry

Panasonic Corporation recently announced to launch a 40W equivalent LED lamp Clear Type in the European market from July 2012, marking the beginning of its full-scale entry into the European consumer LED lamp market. The company will expand its LED lighting business in Europe with both lamp and device businesses. It plans to significantly expand the lineup of LED lamps for consumers and businesses, as well as LED lighting devices for lighting equipment manufacturers, within the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 (FY2013). As for LED lighting devi...
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2012-04-12

Taiwan LED Industry Sees New Opportunity in Africa

According to Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou , the island’s ongoing efforts to promote solar-powered LED lighting in Africa could bring new life to Taiwan’s troubled LED and solar power industries. Referring to the “A Light for Africa” project in Burkina Faso that Taipei is sponsoring, Ma said Taiwan’s ultimate goal is to allow all the students from 11,000 elementary schools in Burkina Faso to own one of the Taiwan-provided lights. During the visit to West African country, Ma said that “‘A Light for Africa’ c...
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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