LED car lighting has been “blasted”, domestic manufacturers are expected to “break the ice” in the headlights

- Mar 29, 2018-

LED car lighting has been “blasted”, domestic manufacturers are expected to “break the ice” in the headlights

In the past two years, with the continuous advancement of new technologies and new materials, the LED car light industry has ushered in the best period of development. According to statistics, halogen lamps and inert gas lamps still account for nearly 90% of the production and sales volume in the domestic automotive lamp industry. The market has a strong desire to introduce new products, and LED lamps have a huge space for development.

According to the GGII data, the LED lighting market in China reached 24.5 billion yuan in 2017, a year-on-year growth rate of more than 25%. Benefiting from the continuous increase in the penetration rate of LED lights, GGII expects that in 2018 China's LED auto lighting market will reach 32 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 30%.

In this context, many domestic companies have begun to flood the LED car lighting market. For example, Hongli Zhihui, Jingke Electronics, Dongsheng Optoelectronics, Zhongye Optoelectronics, Jingrui Optoelectronics, Everlight Electronics, Ruifeng Optoelectronics and other companies.

Zheng Haibin, deputy general manager of Zhaochi Energy Saving Lighting, said, “At present, several LED companies have formed a certain scale. Due to the company’s own performance and profit growth needs, it is believed that more companies will enter this blue ocean market.”

In this regard, there are industry insiders believe that domestic companies have to get involved in the LED car lighting market is a good thing, can play a role in promoting the development of the entire industry.

Of course, not only domestic manufacturers, international companies are also targeting the LED automotive lighting market, and to the extent of the layout. For example, OSRAM, Panasonic, Lumileds, Philips, Nichia, Cree and other overseas giants.

As we all know, the global automotive lighting market has been firmly controlled by these international giants. On the one hand, because automotive systems are much more complex than lighting fixtures, automotive lighting is considered a difficult barrier to entry; on the other hand, the supply chain of the headlight assembly market is difficult to enter and has been recalled. Great risk.

However, in Zheng Haibin's view, "Now the domestic automotive lamp technology is already very close to the international giants, especially the LED chip and the package itself. With regard to the entire lamp technology, in addition to the headlamps, domestic manufacturers can basically achieve. In the headlight part, it is expected that 'breaking of ice' will be realized soon, because OEMs, car lamp factories and LED packaging manufacturers are constantly working together to try."

According to Hong Li Zhihui, the leading packaging manufacturer in China, it has successively acquired the signals from Fuda and the headlights of Yi Shan to enter the field of car lights. In 2017, the company acquired Yishang headlights (focusing on passenger cars) and Fuda Lighting (focusing on commercial headlights and LED lamp modules). Now it has formed a "car gauge LED package + LED. "Lamp module + car LED lamp" layout.

Also as an LED packaging manufacturer, Dongsun Optoelectronics is constantly increasing its efforts in the distribution of the LED lamp market. The light module introduced in 2017 adopts the latest 3D white wall CSP LED. Its light emitting size is close to the luminous point of a traditional light bulb, and it is easier to match the light type. According to Chen Jiang, deputy general manager of Tungsten Optoelectronics, 3D white wall CSP LEDs will be able to better meet market demand by optimizing processes, improving product quality, reducing product costs, and expanding production scale.

In fact, really opening the CSP package "Wishes of Hope" is also the rise of the LED automotive lighting market, because the CSP high-power minimal package has high power, light color uniformity, good stability, etc., make the car light easier to achieve With light, this is exactly what automotive lighting needs.

In addition, the high-power LED packaged light source developed and sold by Jinke Electronics has also successfully entered the automotive lighting field. The ceramic 3535 light source became the rear-end mass production LED light source of Beiqi Magic Speed S6; the ceramic 2016 light source became the preferred light source of the daytime running light of Foton Motor. At the same time, compared with similar products, these products used in the automotive lighting products of Jingke have obvious advantages in terms of brightness, light source, startup time, and heat dissipation performance.

In a word, the application of automotive lighting LED in automotive interior lighting, taillights, daytime running lights and other aspects has been very mature, and the unit price and gross profit of light products are from low to high, which are small lamp, rear combination lamp and headlamp respectively. Although the penetration rate of LED headlamps is still relatively low, but it is also gradually occupying the market of high-end car lights, and infiltrate the level of 10-20 million. Therefore, the future is expected to usher in rapid growth.

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