Digitimes Research: March 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down in China

Jessie Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei 0

March average retail pricing for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescents) in the China market decreased 21.4% on month to CNY29.10 (US$4.70), while 9W models (equivalent to 60W incandescents) slipped 11.6% to CNY38.80, according to Digitimes Research.

Average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED bulbs in Japan in March stood at JPY1,740 (US$14) and JPY3,206 respectively, with falling 2.4% and 3.3%, Digitimes Research indicated.

March average retail prices in other markets were: KRW9,883 (US$8.9, flat on month) and KRW13,889 (down 1.4%) in South Korea; US$20.70 (down 2.4%) and US$19.80 (up 2.1%) in the US; and EUR8.60 (US$9.40, down 10.4%) and EUR14.50 (up 2.1%) in Europe.

Philips 40W-equivalent LED bulbs and Osram 60W-equivalent models in South Korea had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 95.2lm/US$ and 101.4lm/US$ respectively in March. In terms of luminous efficiency, Toshiba 40W- and 60-equivalent bulbs available in Japan had the highest average levels at 81.1lm/W and 105.1lm/W.