Taiwan’s LED research firm LEDinside issue of the European LED lighting market trends from 2011 to 2015 and Analysis Report – 2012 Edition “. According to the report predicts that the LED lighting market size in Europe in 2015 from 2011, about $ 2 billion increase to $ 10.24 billion, from 2011 to 2015 the average annual growth rate is expected to reach about 49%. LED lighting market in 2011 was approximately $ 1.3 billion, is expected to grow to $ 7.6 billion in 2015, with an average annual growth rate is estimated to be 43%. The European market will exceed growth in the Chinese market.
In Europe, the highest penetration rate of LED lighting applications for building lighting and commercial lighting. In these two areas, consumers will generally price to active use of LED lighting fixtures. Architectural lighting apparatus, has become the largest applications in the LED lighting market in Europe. 2012 the global LED architectural lighting fixtures market is expected to reach the scale of $ 3.191 billion, accounting for 29% of LED lighting market as a whole. In the global LED architectural lighting fixtures market in Europe’s share is expected to reach 35%, about 1.12 billion U.S. dollars.
LEDinside’s report shows that in the accelerated expansion of the European LED market. In Europe, the higher the general public’s environmental awareness, and electricity is more expensive. Therefore, the extent to cut electricity bills to become an important factor to import the LED lighting apparatus. In particular, large power consumption of outdoor lighting and commercial lighting, cost slashed highly anticipated.
Another important factor, the survey referred to Europe’s “light culture. In Europe, the outdoor lighting as to create a “light environment” factor has been taken seriously. In Europe, the lighting is used to create an environment and atmosphere, not simply the pursuit of diversity and brightness of the lighting apparatus. In Europe, to create a “light environment” is one of the important ideas about lighting.
In this context, the European cities at the same time reflect their cultural and traditional differences in emphasis to their way of lighting. For example, in Lyon, France, the Government’s annual investment of about € 600,000 for building integration of lighting and light construction of the urban culture. France, the annual “Festival of Lights” will attract over 100 million visitors from around the world to participate.
In addition, according to the survey, the tourism industry is very important for Europe, of about 40 international city “Lighting Urban Community International Club (LUCI). The lighting will directly affect the feel of the environment, thus creating during the day does not have the colorful night of urban space is also considered to be the main role of the lighting apparatus.