The new demand of LED backlight will focus on large-size and high-resolution TV
In 2013, TV size is in an uptrend; the proportions of 50", 55"and 60"TV will gradually increase and drive the LED backlight market demand. At present, the major design pattern of large-size TV design still focuses on edge type-lit TV model, and the quantity of LED backlight usage volume in 50-60"LCD TV is about 130-150. In the future, TV sizes above 70" will target high-end customers. In terms of LED backlight shipments, the average LED usage volume in a edge type-lit TV will reduce due to the enhance of LED specification and technology as well as the improvement of light guide board; but with the increase in the proportion of large-size LCD TV, the overall LED backlight shipments used in TV will exhibit increase. As for direct-type model, in 2013, fat machine and thin direct-type machine will continue introduce new products, which is expected to occupy certain market shares in the branded products.
In addition, 4K2K high resolution (3,840*2,160) makes up the resolution shortage of large-size TV, and LCD panel manufacturers in Japan, Taiwan and mainland also bring out 4K2K TV panel in succession. According to LEDinside, the improvement of TV panel resolution will raise LED backlight module brightness, which means the quantity of LED backlight usage volume will increase by 30-50% in TV of the same size.
As the European debit-crisis and China's re-election had an impact on LED lighting market in 2012, many large LED lighting projects suffers delay. But market is gradually picking up demand for LED lighting. For instance, in the end of 2012, due to the effect from Europe banning importing incandescent, LED bulbs demand in parts of European regions began to surge. In addition, Taiwan market, because of the successive starting of LED Street light tenders, enables Taiwan's LED manufacturers achieving some revenue. However, despite the huge market scale for LED lighting market, the competition is very fierce, especially the price cutting competition between LED Street light and LED bulb lights has resulted in the non-profit for many manufacturers.
So looking ahead of 2013, LEDinside believes, in addition to presenting a variety of solutions to provide cost-effective lighting products, LED manufacturers will also begin to seek for other lighting applications, such as industrial lighting, plant lighting, refrigeration lighting and other special applications.
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