LED Filament Bulbs a New Meme for LED Lighting Projects and Tenders-Show Report LED Expo Thailand 2016

Many products being showcased at LED Expo Thailand 2016 that took place from April 19-22, 2016 in Bangkok attracted more attention than others. Filament LED bulb is one of the most popular items, though it has only been introduced to the market a few years ago. Be it Taiwanese manufacturers, Chinese luminaire makers, Thai manufacturers and foreign companies, like Philips, the release of filament LEDs washed over Thailand’s lighting market. Aside from local labels that had entered the well-known Thai channel, HomePro, buyers are mainly distributors, contractors and tenders.

Demands of LED filament bulbs started to rise from the lighting projects include hotels and public spaces in Thailand as well as southeast Asian market. These LED filaments, mainly at 2W while 5W can also be found in the market, are used as replacement of incandescent bulbs and decorative lamps.

LED filament bulbs have relatively high margin. However as the design is not limited or standardized, manufacturers that are capable of creating quality light shape and lamp style are more likely to receive orders from channels and project bidders. With longer lifetime, LED filament lamps are ideal light source for designer luminaire, therefore buyers and luminaire manufacturers are willing to purchase at a relatively high price.

For instance, Philips provides LEDs at 2W and 3W. A E14 LED bulb pricing at THB 220 (US $6.3) while 4.9W LED E27 filament bulb costs THB 290 (US $8.3).

Demands of LED filament bulbs started to rise from the lighting projects include hotels and public spaces in Thailand as well as southeast Asian market.  (All Photos Courtesy of LEDinside)

LEDinside has found varied LED filament bulbs being displayed at LED Expo Thailand 2016.

Leading Thai manufacturer Lamptan launched a LED filament family. The company imports LED filaments from Taiwan and China and assemble at in-house assembling line.


Forest Lighting showcased its low-pricing LED filament bulbs.


Thai manufacturer NAGAS also displayed LED filament bulbs.


Taiwanese manufacturer Super Trend Lighitng showcased different type of LED luminaires, inlcuding LED filament bulbs.


LED filament bulbs from Taiwan-based TCP Lighting are demonstrated in eye-catching scenarios.


FSL showcased a variety of LED filament bulbs.

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