Strategies Unlimited: Super high power LEDs to be in 50% of lighting shipments by 2017

Jan. 30, 2014
Mountain View, CA -- According to The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications report released this week by Strategies Unlimited, revenues for LEDs in lighting applications, which includes both replacement lamps and luminaires, are expected to have a CAGR of 30% and reach a total value of $13 billion by 2017. The chart shows the market growth for LEDs in Lighting by major region.

The latest report from Strategies Unlimited, The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications, analyzes the market for packaged LEDs used in twelve lighting application segments and offers a forecast through 2017. The report covers the latest market size by application, package type used, and by product.

HB-LEDs saw a precipitous fall in prices over the last several years, which helped reduce the price of LED lamps and luminaires, but this decrease in prices has been slowing down in recent times. According to Philip Smallwood, Research Director of LEDs and Lighting at Strategies Unlimited, “ASPs of packaged LEDs are declining at a slower rate than previous years, as super high power LEDs increase in the market. While prices for all LEDs are decreasing, the increased penetration of these SHP LEDs (which have a higher price) is raising the overall ASP for all packaged LEDs.”

Efficacy improvements are continuing to take place in the market as well, with the average efficacy of commercially available LEDs for lighting applications increasing to greater than 100 lumens per Watt for 1W packages while multichip arrays reached efficacy of 200 lumens per Watt. LED efficacy is no longer the gating factor for LED applications -- cost is. Lighting Applications have seen a variety of different packages used over the last year, including arrays, high CRI, tighter color bins, directional, multi-directional and high voltage LEDs.

Strategies Unlimited reports that the growth rate for LED package units and revenues are both expected to be in double digits for the forecast period. According to Smallwood, “While growth in the market can be attributed to improvements in the technology and decreases in its price, the largest penetration increases seem to be coming from government mandates that either restrict incumbent lighting technologies or push the usage of LEDs.” One of the largest impacts of these regulations will be seen in 2014 in the United States, as the implementation of the Energy and Independence Security Act of 2007 is phasing out 60 and 40W incandescent A-lamps.
For more in-depth market information and analysis, purchase The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications, available now.

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Strategies Unlimited, a division of PennWell Corporation, is the world leader in market research in LEDs and lighting, lasers and photonics devices, and beyond. With a unique blend of in-depth historical market knowledge and technological expertise, Strategies Unlimited produces highly detailed market reports, custom studies, and provides consulting services. Additionally, Strategies Unlimited presents industry events, including the Strategies in Light series and The LED Show, to large audiences worldwide.

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