General Chinese Luminaire Market Prices to Inch Up 10% in 2015

As the Dragon Boat Festival approaches in China on June 1, 2014, the market has entered a new luminaire discount season, according to a report by Chinese-language media Kyushu Building Network. Top luminaire brands have all increased prices because of rising raw material and logistic costs. However, since lighting products are not daily commodities most consumers have been less sensitive towards incremental price increases. Some industry experts project prices will be up as much as 10 percent next year.
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Osram Projects SSL Revenue Share to Exceed 50% by 2017

Osram’s latest 2013 financial report revealed LED sales had a 29 percent revenue share, however, the German company projected the figure will “exceed 50 percent” by 2017.
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China’s LED Market Scale Hits US$ 32.1 Billion

China’s LED application market scale reached RMB 200 billion (Us $32.1 billion) in 2013, with residential lighting making up around 30 percent, according to statistics by the Guangya Academy of Lighting Research in Guangzhou. LED lighting prices have dropped a staggering 70 percent over the past two years, with LED 3W bulbs priced at around RMB 14. The market has already accepted LED bulb price/performance ratio. Indoor lighting has become the largest driver for LED application market growth in China. 
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Taiwanese LED Packaging Manufacturers Market Share in China Eroded by East Asia Competitors, says Trendforce

China LED packaging market scale reached US $7.2 billion in 2013, according to the latest China LED package market report from LEDinside, a division of research organization Trendforce. China become a prime market for global LED packaging manufacturers, who are speeding up efforts to acquire bigger market share. Leading Chinese manufacturers are also maintain fast development rates, increasing restructure pace is also scaling up industry concentration in the country. Chinese manufacturers’ actions have impacted Taiwanese manufacturers’ Chinese market share, which slid to 9% as a result. Raising product competitiveness has become an urgent matter for manufacturers.
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China Promotes LED Lighting Component Standards to Overcome International Patent Barrier

Two Chinese companies were booted out of the bi-annual Light+Building trade fair this year for patent infringement. China’s intellectual property rights are facing an increasingly harsher environment as the LED industry enters the golden age. Coping with international intellectual rights has become a source of contention for many LED manufacturers, and a difficult issue to deal with for the Chinese LED industry. 
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GE Lighting Introduces Edison Series Lights to China

GE Lighting has good news to offer its China consumers who are looking for good replacement of incandescent bulbs and economic electricity bills, with the latest introduction of a range of LED lights tailored for consumer use. Named after GE founder Thomas Edison, the Edison® Series comprises LED lights of varied designs and usage and are direct replacements for many traditional light sources.  
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Fairchild Brands Itself as “Fairy Child” in China

Gloria Chen, Administrator Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor speaks about the company’s decision of using the trademark Xian Tong (Fairy Child) in China in this blog entry.
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China’s Carbon Emission Reduction Policies to Spur LED Lighting Market Growth By 90%

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently announced it will be strongly promoting energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction policies in 2014, according to a Chinese-language Huagu.com report. The implementation of the country’s “2014-2015 Carbon Reduction Plan” is expected to spur LED market development in China. 
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An architectural lighting designer's perspectives of LEDs

In recent years, the LED light source has dramatically changed the lighting industry, adding numerous possibilities in lighting and it is expected both by the industry and the household users to completely replace the traditional light source as a brand new light solution in the near future.
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Shanghai International Lighting Expo 2014

Shanghai International Lighting Expo 2014 July 3-6, 2014 Shanghai New International Expo Center (No.2345 Long Yang Road) The Famous Global Trade Fair
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LEDinside: China LED Chip Gross Production Increases 17%

Global market research firm TrendForce's Green Energy Division LEDinside said that, in 2013 the LED chips total revenues of mainland Chinese companies(which mainly based on mainland investment, similarly hereinafter) reached 992 M USD, with a year-on-year growth of 17%, and is expected to reach 1182 M USD in 2014. According to LEDinside analyst Allen Yu, in 2013, being influenced by the rapidly enhanced penetration of LED commercial lighting, chip capacity utilization has largely improved, however due to continuous decline in chip price, the growth rate o...
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CRS Electronics Expands International Presence With New Offices in China

CRS Electronics Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting products, announced the opening of 2 new offices in China.
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Xiamen San’an Opto Receives RMB 80 Million Subsidy

San’an Opto announced the company will be purchasing  advanced 20 single chamber or five four-chambered GaN MOCVD systems from international companies for its Xiamen subsidiary on Dec. 16, 2013. Xiamen San’an Opto has received RMB 24 million (US$ 3.95 million) subsidiaries for four four-chambered MOCVD systems, or about 30 percent of total subsidiaries on Dec. 13, 2013. 
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Xicato Appoints Regional Sales Manager for Greater China

Xicato, a developer of LED modules, announced that Joe Li has joined the company as the Regional Sales Manager Greater China and will lead the company’s continued growth in a region where the market is maturing and increasingly seeking solutions that provide higher quality light and improved efficiency.
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Philips works with top lighting designers to present a futuristic home lighting show

On December 5th, Philips Lighting gave a futuristic home lighting show titled “Light, Creating and Witnessing Touching Residences” at 800 Show in Shanghai, China. By working with three famous interior designers, Zhang Yi, Bill Yen and Ouyang Hui, Philips expressed how innovative lighting can change residential surroundings through multiple lighting designs. At the show, these designers shared their creation concepts with attendees through three show rooms that displayed minimal, fashionable and neoclassical styles respectively.
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Chinese LED Luminare Market’s Copycat Phenomenon

China’s LED luminaire market faces serious copying issues, Chinese-language China Building Materials quoted a man in charge of a famous luminaire store in China. Some small enterprises dumping of fake LED luminares on the market has interfered with normal luminaire prices, according to the article. Small manufacturers are highly capable of imitating large brands; do not require R&D design fees or costs; and can quickly produce these replicated luminaires. It is difficult to differentiate these products from appearance alone.
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Lighting Designer’s Point of View: Color it right! Silver Cave in Guilin, China

Author: CC Hwang, Art Director of BeLight.com There is a Chinese proverb expresses: "Anyone who has been to Silver Cave would never short of money" and Silver Cave is a national AAAA scenic spot in Guilin, China. 20 years ago, I had been here once when I didn’t possess any knowledge about lighting. I remembered that I couldn’t appreciate the beautiful karst landscape at all as the over-colorful lighting kept distracting me. There were several scenic areas in the Silver Cave and each was assigned with different name and story according to its shape and people’s imagination. I was totally overwhelmed by the overly-elaborated stories and the overly-lit colorful stones.
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China’s Corrupt LED Industry Can’t Avoid Unwritten Rules?

After a year full of strife in 2013, the LED industry has finally seen signs of market rebound. As China gradually establishes national LED standards, leading enterprises have also increased R&D. The LED industry’s oversupply frozen state is gradually being melted away, and the industry is opening up to a new phase of explosive growth, according to a Chinese Business News report.
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Pulse Bamboo Pavilion – Macau, China

Designed and built by University of St Joseph (Macau) third- and fourth-year architecture students, Pulse Bamboo Pavilion was on display at Plaza Sai Van, adjacent to Macau Tower, from 1-10 June 2013. Led by two guest professors, the students choose Traxon’s Dot XL-9 system to create an astonishing lighting effect at night.
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AOTO HD LED Display System Unveiled at the Macau International Airport

Shenzhen, China - AOTO (China A- Share: 002587) is proud to announce that its self-developed indoor high-definition LED display system was unveiled at the Macau International Airport before the Middle Autumn Festival.  
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TOPEC Views Veeco as Sole Competitor

Chinese-language online media STCN.Com reporters interviewed Tang Optoelectronics Equipment Co. (TOPEC) Chairman and CEO Steve Chen during the 10th OfWeek LED Seminar 2013 and OfWeek LED Awards in Shenzhen on Nov. 15, 2013. The TOPEC leader shares insights on MOCVD equipment market developments in China. 
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Chinese MOCVD Equipment Manufacturers to Challenge Top Foreign Brands

U.S. manufacturer Veeco and German company Aixtron that have long possessed China’s LED epitaxal wafer MOCVD market, will be facing “war declarations” issued by Chinese manufacturers, according to a report by Chinese newspaper The National Business Daily. 
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LED Industry Continues Upward Climb in Nov.

The lighting market trend will continue its gradaul growth. LED lighting penetration rates are expected to further increase as LED prices overall falling and consumer recognition is on the rise. Backlight market orders have slid as uncertainties still surround China’s new home appliance subsidiary policy. Some LED manufacturers revenues have decreased and there has been a rebound in the backlight market compared to last month. With the Chinese Lunar New Year approaching, manufacturers’ conventional holiday stockup demands will provide a certain degree of support for LED manufacturers’ sales performance. Overall, the LED market will continue its upward climb in November.
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Lighting Master Plan / Water System in Guilin, China - Two Rivers and Four Lakes

Locates in Guilin, Guanxi Province, China, the Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot is named by its waters -- Li River, Taohua (peach blossom) River, Mulong Lake, Shanhu Lake, Ronghu Lake and Guihu Lake. In 1998, the Guilin City Government had designated the Water Touring System as a primary program when they rebuilt the city. They dredged waters in this area and rearranged scenic spots and architectures in hopes of creating a beautiful space for visitors to come.
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HONGLITRONIC to Attend the Prolight + Sound Shanghai Fair

HONGLITRONIC will participate in the Prolight + Sound Shanghai Fair (Oct. 10-13, 2013, Booth No: W4A33). The launch of first innovated COB stage lighting source brings us amazing surprises, as it enables to meet various stage lighting requirements, including front light, top light, side light, back light, lateral light, flowing follow light. It is our COB stage light source that make light dances, with its colorful presence. HONGLITRONIC, as a leading manufacturer of LED package in China, never give up pursuing excellence. Our R&D team s...
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No. 18, Guan Shu Yuan Hu Tong – Stories in a Siheyuan

In an old capital like Beijing, the most impressive thing should be visiting those mysterious mansions in alleyways. The night lighting in Beijing is more elegant than other Chinese cities as it is calm and noble. The main purpose of lighting design for Beijing is not about to highlight the architecture, but about to integrate light with the architecture and surroundings to let the architecture and its background culture tell their own stories.
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WTO Likely to Win Lawsuit Bringing Change to China’s Rare Earth Export Quota Policy

The WTO lawsuit is expected to reach a verdict at the end of this year. Members of the Chinese Society of Rare Earths (CSRE) and Association of Rare Earth Industry (ACREI) have expressed that China has a high chance of losing the lawsuit and which will lead to substantial changes in policies towards exports.
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ChenJiaShan Park Tea Lounge Renovation

This project was located in a newly constructed park in suburban Shanghai. Originally, the building was designed as a public facilities room in the park, yet never been used since the park was completed. Due to the fact that there is a newly finished subway station, it also provides fresh energy to the surrounding area. For this reason, local government is willing to introduce a whole new design concept and a different business model so that they can try to create a new building type that would be more suitable to regional residents and customers. Designers and builders applied a series of copper gilded and carved out metal sun shading boards in shape of tea leaves at the southern part of this building to achieve the “eco-friendly, trendy and cultural” concept, and make this building an energy-saving and poetic lounge that represents the Chinese tea culture.
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New Household Energy Efficiency Subsidy Expected to be Allotted to Forerunners in the TV Industry

It is still undetermined whether or not the new household energy efficiency subsidy will have an influence on the second half of the years LED TV stock movement. The market predicts that with the ending of the energy efficiency subsidy, China might issue a new household energy subsidy this October. Industry insiders believe that unlike the last energy efficiency subsidy which used the generalized preferential system, the new subsidy might use a forerunner subsidy method.
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Kumho Electric to Move Its LED Production Base to China

Kumho Electric, Inc., a global leader in lighting technology, is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. However, it intends to move its operations to produce light-emitting diode (LED) lighting devices to China. This is the first occasion for a Korean LED manufacturer to relocate its production base to China. The company said on August 11 that it is currently building an LED mass-production facility in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province.   Kumho Electric will assemble finished goods in its Shenzhen plant with parts and components such as LED chips and packages...
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE