In September 2018, the price of mainstream packaging products in the Chinese market continued to decline slightly.
Wang Ting, an analyst at ledinsede, said that the prices of high-power and medium power products fell differently this month, with the average prices of 0.2W and 0.5W 2835 LEDs continuing to decline by about 2% and 3%. In addition, the market share of high-power ceramic substrate products in construction, outdoor, commercial lighting and other fields is gradually replaced by 5050 led, resulting in a price drop of 2-3%. Manufacturers are committed to upgrading product performance and increasing added value to continue to expand the market. For example, Cree introduced XLamp xp-g3 s line led for interconnection lighting. Based on the standard version of xp-g3, it further improves the reliability in switching cycle and dimming cycle, further enhances the vulcanization resistance, and provides higher light output and higher light efficiency.
In the vehicle market, the brightness of the far and near lights increases the visibility range and improves the glare problem. Among them, the anti glare high beam (ADB) has been introduced into the middle end automobile market since 2018, for example, the unilateral 8-pixel scheme has been applied in Chinese automobile brands.
The global bulb price rose slightly, while the price in the U.S. region rose significantly due to trade friction between China and the United States
For bulb lamps, the average retail price of LED bulbs replacing 40W incandescent lamps rose 1.2% to $6.2 in September, while the average retail price of LED bulbs replacing 60W incandescent lamps rose slightly by 0.7% to $7.3.
From the perspective of major regions in the world, the cost of LED bulbs in the U.S. region has increased due to the trade friction between China and the United States. Brand manufacturers have started to raise the price of their products and transfer the burden of tariffs to consumers. In September, the average retail price of LED bulb products replacing 40W and 60W incandescent lamps rose 4.3% and 3.6% respectively. In addition, a number of intelligent lighting products returned to the market at high prices, which also led to an increase in the average price of the U.S. market. In Germany, due to EU legislation banning the sale of halogen lamp series products from September 1 this year, which has driven the demand of LED market back to temperature, the retail price of LED bulb has rebounded, the average price of LED bulb products replacing 40W and 60W incandescent lamps has increased by 3.8% and 3.1%, and the prices of LED bulb products of OSRAM, Philips and other major lighting manufacturers have increased.
In other regions, the price of LED bulb products replacing 40W and 60W incandescent lamps has been reduced by 0.1% - 1.3% in Japan, China and other regions, except for the stable price in South Korea.