July average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased by 5.2% sequentially to CNY36.3 (US$5.9), while the 9W segment (equivalent to 60W incandescent) also saw a 8.3% increase to CNY50.9, according to Digitimes Research.
Average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in the Japan market in July stood at JPY1,701 (US$17) and JPY2,807 respectively, with the former growing 2.3% sequentially and the latter 4.2%, Digitimes Research indicated.
July average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in other markets were: KRW12,462 (US$12.5, down 0.5% on month) and KRW14,645 (down 2.2%) in South Korea; US$20 (up 4.2%) and US$20 (down 7.0%) in the US; EUR12.9 (US$17.4, down 3.7%) and EUR11.8 (down 13.9%) in Europe.
Osram 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs available in the South Korea market had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 67.8lm/US$ and 92.9lm/US$ respectively in July. 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 100.5lm/W respectively.
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