Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "LED and Energy Efficient Lighting Worldwide Markets: Indoor, Outdoor, Residential, Commercial" by SBI Energy (aka Specialist In Business Information).
Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) was expected to become the dominant provider of residential general illumination. But the success of the CFL is also its failure. Its longer life has cut into its own sales.
Cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFLs) hidden behind LCD displays are being replaced. Light emitting diodes (LEDs), once limited to red, amber, and green have bloomed in white light. Advances are occurring almost daily in developing white LEDs that are more naturally colored and brighter. The highest grades are called high-brights (HB-LEDs). HB-LEDs are moving in to take the lead as back-lighting agents leading to thinner, lighter, and brighter displays.
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are formed from organic rather than inorganic materials and are printed rather than etched or layered on a semiconductor chip. Printing is an economical process but requires great control. So far OLEDs are still waiting for their big technological break-though but its only a matter of time.
Quickly on the heels of the diodes are other more exotic technologies including quantum dots and semi-micro-electro-mechanical systems.
The report contains comprehensive data on the U.S. and international market for lighting elements of all types. Historic data goes back to 2005 while projections are made though 2014. Data is presented on value and volume of shipments and estimates made of future market size for established and developing technologies. A key chapter discusses the many, many influences on the market and their interaction. The study profiles major marketers and companies to watch as this shakeout continues.