September prices for 60W equivalent LED light bulbs fall in main markets
The average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 60W incandescent bulbs in the US, Europe, Japan and South Korea declined by 1.5-3.8% on month in September, Digitimes Research has found.
September average retail price for 40W equivalent LED light bulbs stood at US$21 in the US market, down on month by 0.5%; at EUR14.5 (US$19.50) in Europe, up 3.6%; at JPY1,774 (US$18.20) in Japan, down 1.6%; and at KRW14,698 (US$13.70) in South Korea, up 0.3%, Digitimes Research indicated.
For 60W equivalent LED light bulbs, September average retail price was US$26.70 in the US, slipping sequentially by 1.5%; EUR17.70 in Europe, down 3.8%; JPY2,564 in Japan, down 3.1%; and KRW14,941 in South Korea, down 3.2%.
In the China market, the average retail prices for 7W and 9W LED light bulbs in September were, respectively, CNY43 (US$7, unchanged sequentially) and CNY55.6 (up 0.4%).
Among international vendors, Osram's 40W and 60W equivalent bulbs for sale in South Korea had the highest lumen-price ratio of 69.2lm/US$ and 111.5lm/US$ respectively. In terms of average luminous efficiency, Sharp's 40W equivalent bulbs for sale in Japan ranked first with 75.6lm/W and Toshiba's 60W equivalent for sale in Japan was number one at 94.2lm/W.