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Analyst Insights View All (72)

  • Swapna Prakash | February 11, 2016
    Under the Domestic Efficiency Lighting Program (DELP) scheme, the Government of India procures LED bulbs through competitive bidding and provides them to consumers at lower prices compared to retail price. India has set up Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to facilitate the implementation of energy efficiency projects, and EESL is driving this competitive bidding process.
  • Fabian Hoelzenbein | February 08, 2016
    GE has announced plans to phase out the sale and production of compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) across the United States by the end of 2016, focusing instead on marketing LED lightbulbs. CFL bulbs were used as replacement bulbs for banned incandescent bulbs, and were widely used in energy-efficiency programs, because the price of LED bulbs was comparatively high.
  • Mike Hornung | December 16, 2015
    Royal Philips and Cisco announced on Wednesday a global strategic alliance aimed at addressing the Internet of things (IoT) in the commercial office lighting market. The commercial office lighting market has been a stable but fast growing market for some time; however with Philips (the world’s largest provider of commercial lighting products) and Cisco (the world’s largest provider of commercial networked products) now aligned, it could signal a significant shift in the direction for the industry.


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Reports View All (19)

  • Alice Tao | April 20, 2016
    The Packaged LED – Mobile phone report is a market brief within the LED Intelligence Service. This report covers the packaged LED market for mobile phone use, including backlighting behind the display, illuminating the keypad, flash for the camera/video recorder and ‘other’.
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  • Jamie Fox | March 03, 2016
    The LED substrates report, a market brief within the LED Intelligence Service, covers the use of different type of substrates for LEDs. A large part of the focus of the report is looking at the different substrates: sapphire, silicon carbide, silicon and GaN, and comparing and contrasting the advantages and disadvantages of each and which suppliers are using each type.
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  • Mike Hornung | December 04, 2015
    This short report covers Human-Centric Lighting, LED-based technologies that aim to provide beneficial effects by matching light characteristics with the requirements of different users and applications. It provides an overview of current technologies, applications and example projects, as well as market sizes and forecasts.
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Data View All (5)

  • April 01, 2016
    This monthly tracker provides model number, store, price, Watts, lumens, lumens/watt, lumens/$, shape, base, advertised replacement type, actual replacement type, color temperature, CRI, advertised life, beam spread, and warranty offered for 44 lamp shapes, including, A, G, T, PAR and MR.
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  • Alice Tao | March 11, 2016
    The one "must buy"tracker in the LED industry, providing extensive details on LED supply, demand by application and die size, MOCVD shipments and share, LED and MOCVD supply/demand.
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  • Fabian Hoelzenbein | January 27, 2016
    This database is an evolution of the popular lighting report. Now in its fifth edition this database, which is updated throughout the year, provides detailed revenue and unit shipment analyses of six lamp and eight luminaire technologies, with forecasts through 2023.
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Presentations View All (5)

  • Paul Bremner | April 07, 2016
    Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building service technology, saw new records set in the number of visitors, the number of exhibitors, and the area occupied. I attended the fair for three days along with my colleagues, Alice Tao and Mike Hornung.
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  • Jamie Fox | January 15, 2015
    This white paper outlines ten trends we predict will make an impact on the lighting and LED industry in 2015. Trends covered include: LED growth in China, cloud based smart lighting, Li-Fi, QD LEDs, OLED luminaries, and smart street lights amongst others.
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  • October 02, 2014
    Popular opinion from across the exhibitors, attendees and press agreed that this year’s show in Las Vegas was a good one. There was a general ‘buzz’ around the show which definitely outshone the 2013 edition in Philadelphia. Here, IHS report back with everything you need to know from three days of...
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Press Releases View All (12)

  • January 15, 2015
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (January 14, 2015) – The recent restructuring by major global lighting companies will allow LED makers to raise capital for investments in 2015. According to “Top Lighting and LEDs Trends for 2015,” a new white paper issued by the IHS (NYSE: IHS), last year’s restructuring could lead to improved margins for leading companies, along with the potential for lower product prices for consumers.
  • October 07, 2014
    The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded today to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for the creation of white light—a cleaner, more energy-efficient and longer-lasting source of illumination that also has generated a multibillion-dollar market and the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).
  • Jamie Fox | June 23, 2014
    One out of every four dollars spent worldwide on light-emitting diode (LED) drivers in 2013 was used for lighting applications, illustrating the growing importance of illumination in the LED business, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).

Analysts View All (8)

  • Icon Senior Analyst, LEDs & Lighting
    Alice Tao joined IHS as a market analyst in February 2011 and she works on the China LED market and MOCVD and LED supply. She was previously a manager at ENF, a PV consulting firm.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, LEDs & Lighting
    Jamie Fox is a principal analyst and is focused on the markets for LEDs and other optoelectronic components. Based in the UK, he is the lead analyst for...

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