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Automotive LED lamps achievements in new markets

Today, car manufacturers are safer, more environmentally friendly, more attractive design and a more efficient fuel, and other advantages to attract users. At the same time, the new car models must also comply with the latest requirements, which leads to new technologies continue to be applied. In the United States, which requires that by 2007 all registered vehicles must be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. In order to meet the different requirements of users and government, producers must seek higher optical performance in automotive applications.
Eric Mounier, Yole Development Corporation car to attract the general public as well as to meet the new regulations to the provisions of these two factors will promote the LED products in automotive applications, in particular the growing external application.
From the trend of the automotive industry, we can predict that transferred to the 2007 high-brightness LED from the concept car to car production, Optoelectronics Industry Development Association believes that this case be possible to occur.
LED will be very fast to use one of the optical components on the car, it can provide in terms of safety and design improvement program. Automotive interior lighting, the standard LED market infiltration has been a significant growth, and other high-brightness similar products account for a large market share in the following markets: the external the taillights system and headlight systems, such as headlights, low positioning light, turn lights, side lights and daytime lights. This area will become a popular research topic, and the focus will be directly focused on lower prices and improve performance.
IEK LED as early as several years ago to cut into the car market, but due to lack of brightness as well as the cost is too high, so has not been widely accepted until 2003 because of the high brightness LED prices, which makes use of LED taillights growth, and 2004 from the original single lamp light source that is only the brake lights, turn signals, tail lights use LED, high brightness into a full tail lights with high brightness LED.
Headlight market due to its use of luminous flux is the largest amount for car use, the potential size of very large, so much the attention of the LED manufacturers, but because of the application of high technology threshold, and subject to the brightness is insufficient, therefore, is expected to have to wait until 3 to five years later, in 2008 only possible commercialization of products for LED headlights.
LED applications in the mobile phone market with mobile phone panel backlight and keyboard backlight up to 6 percent, but expected 2005 mobile phone market growth is not high, the LED industry is bound into a scuffle, IEK think the LED in the use of mobile phones and automotive market, phone room to grow next year, the auto market is now lower than the mobile phone market, LED automotive lighting units use than the phone to high automotive applications may become the next star of the LED market.
LED industry in order to survive only to the development of higher brightness blue LED and thus cut into the mobile application other than the market, such as a car, lighting and LCD backlight, LED in the car market is emerging products, equipped with the rate is still low, which in third brake lights, LED proportion is only about 4 percent, while only 10% of the taillights part, still have considerable room for growth. 2005 is expected to LED types of vehicles will be high-priced cars gradually to the development of the Volkswagen car, automotive LED market will grow to $ 5,530,000.
In accordance with the prediction of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association, by 2010 the ratio of cost and performance can be reduced to 10 $ m (vehicle manufacturers are required or 100 lm / $). The car industry is much more optimistic, they are expected to be 2007 high brightness LED can become a high-end car features. Industry sources claim that the car headlights LED to achieve the demand of about 15 to 50 car essential functions. These lamps must comply with the requirements of the relevant laws and regulations for low-light and high-light. The level of light only in the light brightness distribution is different, but its strength must be between 350 to 1000 lm.
Industry regulations also raised another problem: currently only permitted to use LED front lighting. However, Japan and Europe should follow on in Europe is expected to be in 2007, allows the use of low light LED lighting. Audi has led the use of LED technology, released last year, A8 new car, Audi with five Luxeon LED headlights made, the total light output of 350 lm day operation of lamps, the brightness is sufficient, However, in low-light and high-light applications, it can not meet the standard requirements.
High brightness automotive exterior lighting market is still in its infancy, but we expect that in the next four years, it will gradually expand to 72% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). 2009, white high-brightness LED market will be Lumileds, Osram, Nichia, Toyoda Gosei and Cree several companies to seize the market value will reach $ 90 million. In comparison, the automotive interior LED lighting market in 2003, the total value of $ 3.5 billion, by 2009, a compound annual growth rate of only 5%.
Europe's recently published report pointed out that by 2015 the European automotive lighting technology total market is expected to reach $ 3.9 billion. Market growth from new products like night vision systems market value is expected to reach $ 1.1 billion.
The report argues that the three factors of advanced technology, related policies and regulations, as well as new competitors in the market mutual restraint, will fundamentally affect the market value of the European automotive lighting market. Automotive lighting technological innovation, as soon as security, economic, high-performance automotive lighting products into the market, a number of the new company will immediately participate in market competition, the arena of the industry will be redefined.
China's first LED lights the Santana 2000 high brake lights, jointly developed by Shanghai Automotive Electronics Engineering Center in Shanghai Koito Automotive Lamp Co., Ltd., and in 2000 passed the certification of the Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company put into operation, the annual output 200,000 sets.
A few years ago, LED lights market expansion is very slow, but after 2002, accelerating trend. Is expected to last two years there will be rapid development, and 1 to 2 lights (rear brake lights, turn signals after) per vehicle front combination lamps, rear set of lights is expected to use the LED light source.
LED lights in China in the next five years there will be large-scale development in recent years, will form an annual output of 10 billion yuan output value, 5 years after the formation of the annual output value of 30 billion.