Digitimes Research: December 7W, 9W LED bulb prices sequentially down in China market

Jessie Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei 0

December average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased by 8.7% on month to CNY35.7 (US$5.8), while that for 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescent ones) decreased by 9.1% to CNY37.1, according to Digitimes Research.

Average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in the Japan market in December stood at JPY1,698 (US$14.0) and JPY3,265 respectively, with the former rising by 2.6% on month and the latter by 3.9%, Digitimes Research indicated.

December average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in other markets were: KRW11,402 (US$10.2, up 0.3% on month) and KRW14,361 (down 0.3%) in South Korea; US$17.9 (down 3.8%) and US$19.6 (down 4.4%) in the US; EUR9.5 (US$11.6, up 1.1%) and EUR14.1 (down 2.1%) in Europe.

LG Electronics 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs for sale in the Europe market and Philips 60W-equivalent models in the South Korea market had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 81.6lm/US$ and 96.2lm/US$ respectively in December. In terms of luminous efficiency, Toshiba 40W- and 60-equivalent LED light bulbs available in the Japan market had the highest average levels of 81.1lm/W and 104.1lm/W respectively.

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