LED Price Decreases in China Slows
January 17, 2017
Digitimes reported December 2016 average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 5.4% from October to CNY26.30 (US$3.80), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent) increased 0.3% to CNY30.40. Average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED bulbs in Japan in December stood at JPY1, 390 (US$12) and JPY1, 902 respectively, growing 1.6% from October and slipping 0.5%, Digitimes Research indicated.
December average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED bulbs in other markets were: KRW7, 957 (US$6.40, up 0.8% from October) and KRW12, 238 (down 2.7%) in South Korea; US$15.90 (down 7.6%) and US$20.50 (down 2.4%) in the US; EUR7 (US$7.30, up 4.5%) and EUR9.40 (up 19.0%) in Europe.
Philips 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs and Osram 60W-equivalent models for sale in South Korea had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 133.3lm/US$ and 262.1lm/US$ respectively in December. In terms of luminous efficiency, Toshiba 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs and 60W-equivalent models available in Japan had the highest average level of 84.2lm/W and that of 107.8lm/W respectively in December.