Digitimes Research: China market sees mixed LED bulb pricing trend in June
Jessie Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 10 July 2014]
June average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market decreased 7.8% on month to CNY34.50 (US$5.50), while 9W ones (equivalent to 60W incandescent models) saw their average price increase 2.6% to CNY47, according to Digitimes Research.
Average retail prices for 7W and 9W LED light bulbs in the Japan market in June stood at JPY1,662 (US$16) and JPY2,694 respectively, the former remaining unchanged and the latter rising 11.2% sequentially, Digitimes Research indicated.
June average retail prices for 7W and 9W LED light bulbs in other markets were: KRW12,520 (US$11.30, up 1.4% on month) and KRW14,972 (down 9.1%) in South Korea; US$19.20 (down 0.5%) and US$21.50 (down 2.3%) in the US; EUR13.40 (US$18.10, unchanged) and EUR13.70 (down 4.2%) in Europe.
Osram's 7W and 9W LED light bulbs available in the South Korea market had the highest average lumen-price ratios of 75.3lm/US$ and 108.3lm/US$ respectively in June. In terms of luminous efficiency, Toshiba's 7W and 9W models for sale in the Japan market had the highest average levels of 74.6lm/W and 100.9lm/W respectively.
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