April average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market rose by 5.9% on month to CNY35.9 (US$5.7), while 9W (equivalent to 60W incandescent) models saw an 1.4%, according to Digitimes Research.
Average retail price for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in the Japan market in April stood at JPY1,668 (US$16) and JPY2,681 respectively, with the former rising on month by 1.5% and the latter by 3.3%, Digitimes Research indicated.
April average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in other markets are: KRW14,215 (US$13.7, down 2.2% on month) and KRW16,355 (up 1.4%) in South Korea; US$19.2 (down 11.9%) and US$21.6 (down 1.8%) in the US; EUR13.4 (US$18.8, up 1.5%) and EUR14.6 (down 3.9%) in Europe.
Osram 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs available in the South Korea market had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 67.9lm/US$ and 110.2lm/US$ respectively in April. In terms of luminous efficiency, Toshiba 40W- and 60W-equivalent models for sale in the Japan market had the highest average levels of 74.6lm/W and 97.4lm/W respectively.
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