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The Worldwide Market for LEDs: Market Analysis and Forecast 2014

The worldwide high-brightness LED market surpassed $14 billion in 2013, with 10 companies accounting for more than 68% of the market.  Lighting, which doubled revenues since 2012, now accounts for 30% of the market.  Automotive has now recovered from the economic downturn, and Strategies Unlimited forecasts steady 8% growth through 2018.  This report will delve further into the global market for LEDs.


HB LEDs in Lighting 2014

The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications: Market Review and Forecast 2014

The market for high-brightness LEDs has grown as technology has improved.  As concerns about global warming continue to mount and energy prices fluctuate, governments and consumers alike will seek...

Outdoor Area and Street Lighting: Market Analysis and Forecast 2014

A worldwide push for LED outdoor lighting occurred in 2012, due in large part to various national and international political initiatives.  2 million LED luminaires were installed in in tunnels and roadways during the year.  As prices are forecasted to decline due to...

LED Replacement Lamps: Market Analysis and Forecast - 2013

A comprehensive overview of the LED replacement lamp market, including product segmentation by type, geography, sales channel, and product application....

The Worldwide Market for LEDs: Market Review and Forecast - 2013

The worldwide high-brightness LED market grew from $12.5 billion in 2011 to $13.7 billion in 2012. Ten companies accounted for more than 68% of the LED market...

LED Luminaires: Market Analysis and Forecast 2013

The LED lighting market is forecasted to grow to $8.3 billion by 2014. Several conditions, including improvements in performance and price of commercially available high brightness LED packages, heightened concerns regarding...

LED Downlights: Market Analysis and Forecast 2012

The adoption of LED lighting is no longer the question of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’. As LEDs are steadily making their way into general lighting applications and, of course, different categories show different rates of adoption. Among the categories that show solid growth in units sales are LED downlights...

The Worldwide Market for LEDs: Market Review and Forecast – 2012

The Worldwide Market for LEDs Market Review and Forecast 2012

The worldwide high-brightness LED market grew from $11.3 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion in 2011, a growth rate of 9.8%. Ten companies accounted for more than 68% of the LED market. Strategies Unlimited arrived at these figures after analyzing market demand as well as the supply-side activity of more than 54 LED component suppliers.

LED Replacement Lamps Market Analysis and Forecast 2012

LED Replacement Lamps Market Analysis and Forecast 2012

Review of the LED replacement lamp market, the developments within the market, and 5-year industry forecast.

The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications:  Market Review and Forecast 2012

The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications: Market Review and Forecast 2012

HB-LEDs saw a precipitous fall in prices in 2011 which helped reduce the price LED lamps and luminaires. The growth in lighting applications could not compensate the slow growth in LED TV applications, but the adoption of HB LED in lighting offers a growth strategy for HB LED suppliers.

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STRATEGIES UNLIMITED FORECASTS GLOBAL HB LED MARKET TO EXCEED $26 BILLION BY 2018

04/14/2014 Mountain View, CA / April 11, 2014 — Strategies Unlimited has released its annual market research report, The Worldwide Market for LEDs: Market Review and Fo...

STRATEGIES UNLIMITED FORECASTS LASER MARKET TO EXCEED $11 BILLION BY 2017

02/04/2014 Mountain View, CA / January 31, 2014 —Strategies Unlimited has now released its annual market research report, The Worldwide Market for Lasers.  Th...

Super High Power LEDs to be in 50% of Lighting Shipments by 2017

01/27/2014 Mountain View, CA / January 27, 2014 (Press Release) – According to The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications report released this week by...

The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2014

The laser markets recovered strongly in 2011 from the previous down years, and since then, laser sales have been steadily been rising, at least in most areas.  Last year (2013) saw strong revenues in communications, displays...

Q4 2012 PV Cell and Module Pricing Update

The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2013

The market saw a steep decline in 2009, particularly for products used in heavy capital equipment, such as the excimer lasers used in microlithography, which dropped over 50% in revenues.

The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2012

The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2012

Analyzes each application and provide forecasts for units, ASP, and revenues by type of laser through the forecast period.

Vision for Service Robots

Vision for Service Robots

Service robots, which are robots serving human needs beyond the factory floor, are playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of human life. These robots come in many designs and perform tasks that range from aerial surveillance, bomb disposal, farming, and warehouse logistics to teaching children and assisting the elderly.

Mid-Infrared Lasers 2010

Mid-Infrared Lasers 2010

Strategies Unlimited is offering a special research report on mid-infrared lasers, the latest in a long series of comprehensive market reports on lasers produced by Strategies Unlimited.  The study examines the spectrum between telecom lasers and the terahertz range: from about 1.8 microns to about 15 microns.  The mid-infrared range is known for covert and eye-safe operation, for the thermal vibrations of molecules (used in sensing and thermal imaging), and for the cheap photons of high-power CO2 lasers, to name a few of the features.

Lightwave’s 2010 Transceiver/Transponder Buyer Survey

Lightwave 2010 Tranceiver/Transponder Buyer Survey

This Buyer Survey published by Lightwave, the leading media brand serving the optical communications industry, provides the only detailed assessment of purchasing plans and buying criteria of technology developers, carriers and end users involved in transceiver/transponder purchasing decisions.

Optical Molecular Imaging 2010:  Technology, Applications, and Market Forecast

Optical Molecular Imaging 2010

In vivo optical molecular imaging (OMI) is poised to move into clinical use as one of the key tools in personalized medicine, complementing more established imaging tools such as CT and MRI. Growth of equipment sales is on track to reach $400 million in 2014 and nearly $1 billion by the end of the decade.

Optical Coherence Tomography 2010: Technology, Applications, and Market

Optical Coherence Tomography 2010: Technology, Applications, and Market

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is continuing its rapid expansion as a tool for fast, high-resolution imaging for clinical diagnostics. Systems sales grew in 2009, despite the economic crisis, with compound annual growth rate of 20% expected through 2014.

Image Sensors: Market Review and Forecast - 2009

Image Sensors: Market Review and Forecast - 2009

This is the 5th in a series of reports from Strategies Unlimited on image sensors and it continues to be the most comprehensive and independent study on this subject. Strategies Unlimited has followed this topic since the CMOS image sensor began its renaissance, in the mid-1990s.

GaN Substrates: Performance Comparisons and Market Assessment - 2009

GaN Substrates: Performance Comparisons and Market Assessment - 2009

GALLIUM NITRIDE has been the subject of intensive research and product development over the past fifteen years. Since 2000, GaN research activities have intensified around the world.

News from LEDs Magazine

While SSL experts regularly project the demise of the lightbulb form, the popularity of stories focused on LED-based lamps with our readers make it clear that today it remains a very hot topic, outpacing even packaged LED stories.
The US Department of Energy announced $150 million in tax credits with Cree and Osram Sylvania winning awards for expansion of US-based manufacturing, while Philips Lighting and Toshiba announce new LED retrofit lamps.
The Lumination DI Series of downlights relies on the Infusion family of SSL modules that are compatible with the Book 5 Zhaga specification for socketable light engines.
The 2014 SSL R&D funding opportunities apply to LEDs and OLEDs across the three previously defined sectors of core technology research, product development, and US manufacturing.

News from Laser Focus World

IQE receives $1M dollar order for MWIR indium antimonide (InSb) substrates

Semiconductor wafer manufacturer IQE received its first $1 million dollar purchase order agreement for InSb substrates used in MWIR imaging technology.

Invest in Photonics invites firms seeking funding to submit applications

Invest in Photonics, a two-day international business-partnering convention focused exclusively on photonics venture-capital investment, has opened registrat...

SpaceX OPALS laser payload to beam video from the International Space Station

On Friday, April 18, SpaceX will launch and carry with it the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) equipment for optical communication.

Hamamatsu to show InGaAs image sensor for NIR imaging at SPIE DSS 2014

Featuring 64 × 64 pixels and 50 µm pixel pitch, the G11097-0606S is a TE-cooled indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) image sensor that has uses in most near-infr...

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Lighting as a Service

04/15/2014 This new interesting idea has been floating around recently, the idea of having lighting as a service business model. The gist of the idea is that manuf...

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STRATEGIES UNLIMITED FORECASTS GLOBAL HB LED MARKET TO EXCEED $26 BILLION BY 2018

04/14/2014 Mountain View, CA / April 11, 2014 — Strategies Unlimited has released its annual market research report, The Worldwide Market for LEDs: Market Review and Fo...

STRATEGIES UNLIMITED FORECASTS LASER MARKET TO EXCEED $11 BILLION BY 2017

02/04/2014 Mountain View, CA / January 31, 2014 —Strategies Unlimited has now released its annual market research report, The Worldwide Market for Lasers.  Th...