March average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market slipped 11.0% sequentially to CNY33.9 (US$5.5), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) saw a 2.9% decline to CNY44.0, according to Digitimes Research.
Average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in the Japan market in March stood at JPY1,643 (US$16) and JPY2,596 respectively, with the former rising on month by 0.6% and the latter by 6.1%, Digitimes Research indicated.
March average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in other markets are: KRW14,540 (US$13.6, flat on month) and KRW16,124 (down 0.3%) in South Korea; US$21.8 (up 8.5%) and US$22.0 (down 1.3%) in the US; EUR13.4 (US$18.5, down 2.9%) and EUR15.2 (down 13.1%) in Europe.
Osram 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs available in South Korea had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 69.6lm/US$ and 113.1lm/US$ respectively in March. In terms of luminous efficiency, Toshiba 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs for sale in Japan had the highest average levels of 74.6lm/W and 97.4lm/W respectively.