LED lighting’s value is now driven by the module and system levels.
CHOICE OF THE RIGHT LED LIGHTING MODULE TECHNOLOGY/TYPE DEPENDS ON REQUIREMENTS AT APPLICATION LEVEL!
Growth of the LED industry initially came from small display applications and was driven forward by larger LCDs. Since 2012, most companies have been participating in the ultimate application for the LED business, general lighting. Now, for Solid State Lighting (SSL) to grow, the industry expects strong price decreases through development of new LED platforms.
Standard LED lighting modules represent the main answer to SSL industry needs. Such modules are a basic ‘plug and play’ component of the lighting system that allow new luminaires to be easily and rapidly introduced to the market. These modules significantly contribute to system performance, quality and safety.
Many LED lighting modules are currently available, including mid-power and high-power modules. Mid-power LED modules offer low power consumption and high flux whereas high-power LED modules deliver more flux and offer a larger Light Emitting Surface (LES). Chip-on-board (COB) LED modules provide a compromise between size of light, LES, flux power and power consumption. However they need additional components to give the light effect desired, such as clamp holders and reflectors. The choice of the LED module technology will depend on an application’s system requirements with regards to power consumption, LES and light flux.
This report is a comprehensive survey of LED module technologies. It describes each LED module type, such as mid-/high-power and COB, and analyses the different technologies that can be implemented, including PCB, optic, and driver. Additionally, the report provides insights into the positioning of each module type, exploring their applications and limits.
THE EMERGENCE OF FLEXIBLE LED STRIPS
Flexible LED strips represent a new form of LED lighting module that can also be directly used as LED lighting systems. They were initially developed by Asian manufacturers for the Asian market but are now spreading to other regions of the world. Such modules allow new applications due to their design flexibility and are mostly driven by indirect lighting applications and high-end applications at the moment. In the future, we expect these modules to continue penetrating indoor lighting applications such as residential lighting, and commercial lighting.
This report includes a comprehensive survey of flexible LED strips, describing technology, market and industry trends.
LED MODULES ARE A KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE LED LIGHTING INDUSTRY!
The main benefits to lighting integrators of using LED modules include:
- Faster product development cycles.
- Less complexity for integration.
- Management of high level parameters is directly handled by the LED module supplier.
But the choice of the module requires understanding in three areas: application, technology and system architecture. These factors are highly interdependent. As a consequence, specifications of the main functions of the module, including thermal management, optical design and power supply, need to be carefully studied to ensure the right components and materials are used.
Furthermore, complete standardization of these sub-systems is still difficult as integration of LED modules must follow specific rules in areas such as design and electrical insulation. In this context, the Zhaga consortium has been created to develop guidelines for interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers. Standardization will further reduce development and maintenance but will also limit the possibility of differentiation between suppliers.
Yole Développement estimates that the open LED lighting module market including flexible LED strips will reach nearly $3B in 2015 and will grow to more than $10B by 2020.
This report includes a comprehensive overview of all aspects of LED modules. It analyses their usage, main functions, system integration processes, the LED lighting module market, and much more!
LED MODULE INDUSTRY: EVERYONE WANTS A PIECE OF THE CAKE!
LED modules have proliferated since 2012 with the boom of LED lighting applications. Most LED lighting module suppliers are packaged LED manufacturers that have used vertical integration to capture more value within the supply chain. These players have a strong competitive advantage in terms of mastering the LED binning strategy. However some other types of players are also involved in this business, including driver and connector manufacturers. They mainly want to diversify their activities and/or define new strategies to support the development of their primary business.
This report presents analyses of LED module industry trends; it describes key suppliers, key trends, the different strategies for capturing value, and much more!
Objectives of the Report
- To provide a comprehensive overview of LED lighting modules, including technologies, markets and applications, main functions and integration into lighting systems
- To analyze the positioning of each LED lighting module type, including mid-power, high power, COB and flexible strip, and the main technologies in use
- To analyze the main technologies for each LED lighting module type, including PCB/substrate, TIM, heatsink, optical design, power supply and driver
- To analyze the LED lighting module industry structure and future trends
- To provide the LED lighting module market volume and value.