Consumer demand for LED lighting rises as demand for LED backlighting falters …
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Consumer demand for LED lighting rises as demand for LED backlighting falters, says DisplaySearch

Press release, March 26; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 26 March 2014]

Although demand for LED chips for backlighting applications in display screens is expected to decline, LED lighting sales are growing, and total shipments of LED chips are on the rise. According to DisplaySearch, worldwide LED lighting chip sales reached US$ 1.1 billion in 2013 and are predicted to reach US$ 3.4 billion in 2017.

Measured in standard units of 500 by 500 micron chip size, overall LED chip demand is expected to grow from 17 billion in 2012 to 61 billion in 2014. While consumer demand for LED lighting will continue to increase in the coming years, the demand for LED backlight chips for TVs and other display applications will start to decline after 2014, the firm said.

Demand from backlighting is falling due to a combination of slower growth in LED-backlit LCD TV sales and efficiency increases that have resulted in a reduction in chips used per backlight. LED backlight chip sales reached US$ 2 billion in 2013, but are forecast to decrease to US$ 1.4 billion in 2017. By comparison, consumer demand for LED lighting has increased since 2012 and is expected to keep growing through 2017.

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