Monday, 1 August 2011

LED street lamps installed in China to top 500,000 units in 2011

LED street lamps installed in China are expected to grow 43% on year to 500,000 units in 2011, buoyed by the government's promotion policyowner & the implementation of the 12th Five-Year Plan. LED tunnel lamps are expected to be an important growth driver.

The Chinese government's program to put in ten,000 LED street lamps each in ten cities commenced in 2009, & attracted over 1,000 companies to enter LED street lamp development by the finish of 2009. Program execution, however, was much slower than expected & lots of companies discovered later on that the so-called 10,000 units also included luminaires for landscape & consumer outdoor lighting applications. Actual street lamp installation totaled a mere 220,000 units for the year & only 2-3 cities reached the 10,000 unit mark.

Though the LED street lamp program still lacked a uniformed direction in 2010, installation began to increase in 2010. According to statistics from China-based research firm GLII, over ten cities, which included Guangzhou, Ningbo, Dongguan & Yangzhou, installed over 10,000 LED street lamps in 2010. Guangzhou took first place with 48,000 units & overall installation for the country reached 350,000 units.

China's National Development & Reform Committee (NDRC) kicked off an LED luminaire development program in the second half of 2010. Under the initiative, NDRC will support twenty demonstrative projects for indoor lighting applications & 15 each for street lamps & tunnel lamps across the country. With the central government taking the lead, industry observers think participating companies ought to see positive brand & company exposure. The cost difference of LED street lamps & conventional energy-saving lamps will narrow in the first half of 2011 thanks to capacity expansion along the LED supply chain to recognize economy of scale, the observers added.

In the bids for demonstrative projects for led street lamps and tunnel lamps, with good quality products and the company’s excellent strength, fortunately, SPARK is one of the selected companies.

Currently, expertise for tunnel lamps is comparatively more matured in the high-power, outdoor lighting sector. In 2010, about 120,000 tunnel lamps were installed, a 50% gain from 2009. With the next five-year plan placing strong emphasis on the construction of railroads & tunnels, LED street lamps will be an important growth driver in the approaching years.

A national-level standard for LED street lamps is unlikely to be prepared in the short term, but LED street lamp installation ought to reach 500,000 units in 2011, the observers said, noting that with a standard expected to be finalized in 2012, the street lamp market will increase exponentially.

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