2017-06-07

Global ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Were on a Slow Decline in May as Sales of LED Filament Bulbs Remained Hot in Europe and the U.S., Says LEDinside

Prices of LED replacement light bulbs dipped slightly but on the whole remained steady in May, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with April, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.9% in May to US$6.5. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also dropped by 0.6% in May to US$8.1 versus April.   “The current market trend shows strong sales of LED filament light bulbs in Europe and the U.S.,” said LEDinside analyst Allen Yu. “Philips for instance released four L...
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2017-01-11

Year-End Promotions Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to Drop Significantly at the End of 2016

Since November 2016, LED light bulb vendors have lowered prices of their products for regional markets including Japan, Europe and the U.S. as part of their year-end promotions. The downtrend in prices became more noticeable at the end of the year. “Compared with the prior month, global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulb fell 3% to US$8.7 in December,” said Allen Yu, analyst for LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. “The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also saw a monthly decline of 2.4%, arriving around US$12.”
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2016-12-08

Year-End Promotions and New Product Launches Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to See Larger Monthly Declines in November

 LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average selling prices (ASPs) of LED light bulbs saw greater monthly drops in November than in October as branded light bulb vendors started to offer year-end promotional discounts and released new low-price products on the market.   “Compared with the prior month, the global ASPs of 40-watt and 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell 2.9% and 2.7% respectively in November to US$9 and US$12.3,” said LEDinside analyst Allen Yu.
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2016-11-11

Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in October Ahead of Singles’ Day in China, LEDinside Reports

After being steady for two consecutive months, prices of LED light bulbs began to drop noticeably in China during October, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Branded light bulb vendors operating in the Chinese market begin promotional pricing much earlier before Singles’ Day on November 11.   “Compared with the prior month, 40- and 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs both saw a decline of 0.6% in their global average selling prices in October,” said LEDinside Allen Yu. “The 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs arrived at US$9.2, while the 60-watt came to US$12.6.”
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2016-10-06

Recovery of Global LED Market Kept Prices of LED Light Bulbs Steady in September

Prices of LED light bulbs were steady through September as the global LED market picked up significantly and LED chip prices remained stable, according to the latest report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.   “The global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell 1.3% in September compared with the prior month to US$9.3, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs dropped 0.9% monthly to US$12.7,” said LEDinside analyst Allen Yu.
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2016-09-09

Rising LED Chip Prices Helped Stabilize LED Light Bulb Prices in August

The latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds that LED chip suppliers raised their prices in August, slowing down the price decline for end products. Thus, prices of LED light bulbs will be on a stable trend in the short term.    “Compared with July, the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell just 0.4% in August to US$9.4,” said LEDinside analyst Allen Yu. “The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also dropped 0.3% to US$12.8.”
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2016-07-12

LEDinside:Prices Stabilize in Global LED Bulb Market and China Package Industry

The global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs in June fell 0.2% compared with the prior month to US$9.5, says the latest price report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent light bulb also dropped 0.1% monthly to US$12.9. 
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2016-06-14

The Good and the Bad of Epistar’s LED Chip Price Hike

Epistar announced it will be raising certain LED chip costs by 15% in mid- May 2016, which excited certain media and investors, who projected LED chip prices would soar. There is nothing to support this theory, though. More than a month has gone by, and none of the other manufacturers have raised prices. A closer inspection raises questions on the LED chip pricing strategy, and whether it will reach the aim of reducing the company’s revenue losses requires further observations, however, the company is at risk of losing clients.
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2016-06-07

LEDinside: China's LED Package Market Demand Picks up in May

 LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt  equivalent LED light bulb stood at US$9.6 in May, translating to a monthly drop of 1.6%. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs in same month also fell 1.4% compared with April to US$12.9.   LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said the LED industry was showing signs of rebound in the second quarter. In the chip market, the downtrend came to an end and some product prices even went up. The prices of LED light bulbs also slowed down their decline.
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2016-05-05

Anticipation of Chinese Labor Day Sales Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to Drop Significantly in April, Says LEDinside

The global average sales price (ASP) of 40W-equivalent (equiv.) LED light bulbs fell 5.9% in April compared with the prior month, arriving at US$9.7, while the ASP of 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs fell 7.2% to US$13.1. LED light bulb prices in China have been on a downtrend because of sales activities related to the Chinese Labor Day holiday period, said Allen Yu, analyst for LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. ASPs of LED light bulbs in other Asian regional markets have also dropped due to promotional pricing of some newly arrived products. Prices have also kept falling in Europe and the U.S.
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2016-04-08

Global ASP of LED Light Bulbs Rose Slightly in March as Downtrends in Europe and the U.S. Moderated

In March, the global average sales price (ASP) of 40W-equivalent (equiv.) LED light bulbs rose 1.2% over the prior month to US$10.3, says the latest price report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs also saw a monthly increase of 0.8% to US$14.1.
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2016-02-04

LED Bulb Promotions Triggered Falling Prices in Europe and U.S. in January, Said LEDinside

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that both the 40W-equivalent (equiv.) and 60W-equiv. LED light bulbs suffered decline in their global average retail prices in January. The price of the 40W-equiv. dropped 3.3% from December to US$10.3, while the price of the 60W-equiv. ended up at US$14.1, amounting to a 2.5% monthly decline.   LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said that U.S. and European lighting vendors maintained their promotional pricing through the turn of the year in order to boost sales, so some products in those markets experienced significant price declines. In China, prices of LED light bulbs fell at a slower pace in January compared with the sharp drops in November and December of last year. Prices of most products have stabilized as many local lighting vendors are shutting down earlier for the Chinese New Year holidays. In Asia’s other regional markets, prices will remain in a downtrend. The LED package market in China is also seeing a slowdown in trading as the country prepares for the upcoming holiday season. Some LED packages experienced sharper price drops in January. 
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2016-01-12

Year-End Sales Drives Down LED Bulb Prices in December 2015, says LEDinside

The latest report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, revealed that the global average price of 40W-equivalent (equiv.) LED light bulbs arrived at US$10.6 in December 2015, down 1.6% from November. The global average price of 60W-equiv. LED bulbs for the same month also dropped 0.7% to US$14.5.
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2015-12-08

LEDinside: Singles Day Sales Pushed Down November LED Light Bulb Prices in China

The latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds that the global average price of 40W LED replacement light bulbs fell 3.4% monthly to US$10.8 in November, while the 60W counterparts saw a 3% drop to US$14.6. LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said that the price decline for LED lighting products in November was more significant in China because of online promotional activities during the Singles Day sales. In the European and the U.S. markets, prices returned to downtrend during the same month after experiencing an uptick in October. As for China’s LED package market, demand has been picking up compared with the third quarter but still lags far behind expectations. Currently, the downtrend in the Chinese package market is caused mainly by the decline of mid- and high-power LED package products. The room for further price reduction is relatively smaller for standard LED package products.
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2015-11-10

Prices of LED Light Bulbs Bounced Back Slightly in October as Aggressive Pricing Was Put On Hold in the U.S. and Europe

According to the latest report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, the global average price of 40W LED replacement light bulbs rose 2.8% monthly to US$11.1 in October, while the 60W replacement bulbs rose 3.5% to US$15. LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said that vendors in the U.S. and Europe have called a truce in their price war after three consecutive quarters of downtrend. Prices of some promoted products thus saw noticeable rebound in the first half of October. LEDinside also reports that the Chinese LED package market saw prices falling in same month despite a demand upturn in the TV backlight application.
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2015-10-16

LEDinside:Rebounding Market Demands Ease LED Bulb and Package Price Declines in September 2015

The LED market conditions have been fairly challenging for manufacturers in 2015 with notable price declines throughout July to August, but improving market conditions in September has slowed down price drops of certain LED bulb products, according to a latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.
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2015-09-30

LEDinside:Weaker LED Demands Drives Down Sapphire Prices More than 30% YoY

The average monthly price of sapphire has fallen by more than 30% year on year this September, according to the latest 2015 Global Sapphire and LED Chip Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. This decline is the result of suppliers expanding their production capacities despite the weaker-than-expected demand.
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2015-09-15

LEDinside: Slowing Demands Pushes LED Light Bulbs and Component Prices Down in August

The global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs fell 1.5% in August to US$10.9, while the 60W replacement LED light bulbs fell 2.3% to US$14.9, based on the latest report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The U.S. was again the regional market that had the biggest decline in LED light bulb prices after July as product vendors including CREE and Philips are using package promotion deals and low prices to drive up sales volume and capture market shares, according to LEDinside analyst Allen Yu,. Furthermore, Chinese LED and chip manufacturers have been gradually expanding their capacities, pushing down component prices during this period of slowing demand. The competition in the LED market on the whole has therefore become more heated.
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2014-12-30

LED Lighting Industry's Low Price Trends in 2014

Global LED package market is estimated to achieve US $14.6 billion in 2014, and grows at a CAGR of 3.2% during 2014-2018. Among all LED applications, LED lighting has the highest estimated revenue of US $4.8 billion in 2014, soaring with a CAGR of 12%. These figures suggest that LED lighting market has entered a high growth phase. Nevertheless, the prices of LED lighting products, such as lighting bulbs and tubes show a steady downfall trend.
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2013-05-14

LED Bulbs Prices Volatility in April 2013

April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1743/unit and JPY2357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month decrease of 4% and 12.5%. April prices of 40W retrofit LED light bulbs in South Korea showed an on-month decrease of 3.8% to KRW14749/unit. Prices for 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in South Korea were KRW23742/unit in April, up 6.6% compared to March. In China, April prices of 7W and 9W LED light bulbs from domestic brands were CNY38.3/unit and CNY53.6/unit, respectively. Both prices fell compared to Mar...
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2013-04-16

LED Price War Heats up as Osram Launches 10-euro Bulb

  Germany's Osram is launching a new LED light bulb that costs less than 10 euros ($13.10) to battle rivals, such as Cree and Samsung Electronics, for a share of the fast-growing market.   LED - known for lighting flat ,screen televisions and tablet PCs ,LED are increasingly replacing other lights in homes, stores and on streets because they use less energy and are more durable. But they cost much more than incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent lights, putting off consumers from buying LED lighting for their homes.   A spokesman for O...
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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