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Digitimes Research: LED bulb average prices in Japan fall in October
Jessie Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei
Thursday 14 November 2013

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,717 (US$17.2) and JPY2,468 respectively in October, slipping on month by 3.2% and 3.7% respectively, according to Digitimes Research.

October average retail prices for 40W- and 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs in other markets are as follows: US$21.40 (up 1.9% on month) and US$24 (down 10.1%) in the US; EUR14 (US$18.70, down 3.4%) and EUR17.60 (down 0.6%) in Europe; KRW15,157 (US$14.1, up 3.1%) and KRW15,685 (up 5%) in Korea, Digitimes Research indicated.

In the China market, October average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs stood at CNY43.8 (US$7.2, up 1.9%) and CNY55.4 (down 0.4%) for 9W ones.

LG 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs and Samsung 60W-equivalent models for sale in the US market had the highest average lumen-price ratio of 77.6lm/US$ and 72.7lm/US$ respectively in October. In terms of luminous efficiency, Sharp 40W-equivalent LED light bulbs and Toshiba 60W-equivalent models available in the Japan market had the highest average level of 75.6lm/W and 92.5lm/W respectively.

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