Taiwan panel makers are continuing to focus more on LED edge-lit 50-inch and above size LCD TV panels in order to allow vendors to make thinner and lighter TV units, according to Digitimes Research.
The panels also have a more even light spread, which will help give TV units improved quality in addition to a thinner designs a major factor in competing with other high-end TV technology, said Digitimes Research.
Meanwhile, in terms of other LED lighting applications, LED street lights are expected to boom in China throughout 2013 at 1.32 million units to comprise 32% of global shipments.
Digitimes Research said the increase in China is due to local government policy that is pushing the use of LED street lights throughout various regions.
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