At present, lighting accounted 12% of family daily electricity consumption in European(not including heating supplies and the water heater). The Euro Government hope achieve the goal that in 2050 lighting electricity consumption will reduce to 6% by way of popularization LED lighting.
In 2000, the high power led and white led products appearing and entering outdoor lighting market. In 2009, the incandescent lamp begin to phase out the European market and CFL lighting products being the European consumers’ list than LED lighting products start to enter the market. In September 2012, the EU energy policy Prohibited incandescent lamp selling on the market and just allow the high efficiency energy saving lamps, including the Class A, B and C halogen, LED lighting and Class A fluorescent lamp( or energy saving lamp), besides the Halogen lamp start to exit the market since 2016.
Even the LED lamp has less account in the European lighting market at present, but according the estimated from European Lighting Association that LED lighting will growth and mature in 2020. In that time, LED lighting will hold on the lighting market.
There’re several advantages of LED lighting’s development: 1- the Euro lighting policy’s change such as incandescent and halogen exit the market; 2- Influence the trends of economic and environment, the European countries start to improve the energy efficiency’s requirement. Such as, all the new building in 2020 must use the low power consumption; 3- the production cost has reduce especially the package of led chip and the mass production in China result in the lower price.
At present, the European lighting market’s supplier mainly from the Semiconductor Industry, most of tehis enterprise focus on Japan, American and Korea. Nichia, Sumsang LED, Osram, Philip Lumileds accounted for larger amount in the market, the next is Seoul Semiconductor, Cree, LG, Sharp, Everlight Electronics and Toyoda Gosei.
Currently, most of LED used in laptop, intelligent mobile phone and TV screen. According prediction of the European Lighting Association, the LED used for laptop and screen’s selling being induce the price trends stable also LED screen will replace to OLED screen; the LED used for automotive production will be growth; predict a year 2016 LED lighting will main focus on household lighting. Reference data: LED will account lighting market’s 40% in2016; 60% in 2020. The difference between the market: lighting market: 9% in 2011, 45% in 2016, 70% in 2020; Automotive Lighting market: 13% in 2011, 20% in 2016, 36% in 2020; Backlighting market: 57% in 2011, 96% in 2016, 100% in 2020.