According to the latest report from LEDinside, costs of LED bulbs grew up a little bit this June with the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products rising by 1.1% compared with the last month to US$6.6, and the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs remained constant at US$8.1.
LEDinside analyst Allen Yu said that Japan and Germany saw noticeable price increases in June as prices of some products rebounded in those markets because they were no longer under promotion. Besides, market releases of the more expensive smart LED light bulbs also contributed to the small uptick in the general price trend.
Prices have been steady in China’s LED package market as global LED lighting suppliers prepare to ship their latest products in this year's second half.
LED chip suppliers are expanding their production capacity, but the whole chip supply is not projected to meet the strong downstream demand in the immediate period in China. Due to the tight chip supply, both package and chip prices remained firm in June in China . Prices of 0.2-watt and 0.5-watt 2835 LEDs have been stable for several months, while prices of EMC 3030 LEDs have also gradually stabilized.
In addition,a few global LED lighting companies are also planning to mass produce and ship their latest LED packages worldwide this third quarter. These products include the extreme high density XD LEDs from CREE and LG Innotek’s flip chip 5630 series.