HB-LED driver ICs market forecast

Feb. 7, 2012
Date Announced: 07 Feb 2012 HB-LED Driver ICs Market Forecast (2011-2018) According to ElectroniCast, the worldwide use of HB-LED Driver ICs General Lighting applications is forecast to reach $5.7 billion in the year 2018Upper Lake, CA (USA) – February 7, 2012 -- ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research consultancy, today announced the release of their 2012 market review and forecast of the worldwide use of High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes (HB-LED) Driver Integrated Circuits (ICs) in illumination. Values include LED Driver IC (packaged chip only).The light emitting diode (LED) market, despite exciting innovative devices driven by technological advances and ecological/energy-saving concerns, still face challenges in overcoming performance/price limitations and in attracting widespread consumption. The use of HB-LED Driver ICs in general lighting, as well as several other applications discussed in this report service, is increasing. For example, in the general lighting application, the increase in consumption is initially driven from government-based retrofitting projects – then to commercial/business – and eventually to the consumer-level. High Brightness (HB) LEDs face the challenge of creating definitive positions in the illumination market, as competing lighting solutions are readily available and generally accepted. While this does not limit the potential success of HB-LEDs, it does create some challenges. High Brightness (HB) LEDs, defined by ElectroniCast for the purpose of this study as component-level bulbs (packaged LEDs) with a lumens/Watt rating of 30 lm/W and above. According to ElectroniCast, of all of the applications covered in this study, the General Lighting application is forecast with the fastest growth. The worldwide consumption value of HB-LED Driver ICs in solid-state lighting (SSL) General Lighting applications reached $183 million in 2011. During the 2011-2018 timeline, we forecast that the consumption value will grow at an average annual rate of 63.4 percent to nearly $5.7 billion in the year 2018. # # #This 872-page market forecast report is available immediately from ElectroniCast Consultants (fee: $4,200). For detailed information on this or other services provided by ElectroniCast, please contact Theresa Hosking, Marketing/Sales; [email protected] (Telephone/USA: 707/275-9397)ElectroniCast Consultants – www.electronicast.com specializes in forecasting trends in technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning and consulting. ElectroniCast Consultants, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, serves industrial companies, trade associations, government agencies, communication and data network companies and the financial community. Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided. ElectroniCast Consultants’ goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities facing clients and to provide timely, accurate information for strategic planning.According to ElectroniCast, the worldwide consumption value of HB-LED Driver ICs used in solid-state lighting (SSL) General Lighting applications reached $183 million in 2011 and is forecast to reach nearly $5.7 billion in the year 2018.

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