TAIWAN: TrendForce ’s research division LEDinside and Consumer research division AVANTI joint research results showed that only 25 percent of average Chinese consumers had a clear knowledge of LED bulbs. If LED lighting wants to popularize their products, the key is through increasing consumer awareness.
The research was initiated by LEDinside with AVANTI conducting a survey with over 3000 online participants. The current information collected is used to understand the average consumer awareness of LED lighting, consumer buying habits, purchasing channels, brand recognition, and other factors that can influence the purchase of luminaries.
During the past few years with the environmental protection and energy saving trend growing, LED has been embraced by commercial and public lighting. However, the penetration rate for residential lighting has not been as high. According to LEDinside predictions for 2012, LED residential lighting only makes up 1 percent of all luminous flux demands for residential lighting.
The research shows that the reason for such a low penetration rate is due to consumer awareness. The common consideration for the business world is whether or not LED lighting C/P ratio can surpass that of traditional lighting. Assuming that the above participants in the survey are rationally minded, have an ample amount of information, and have the ability to clearly weigh pros and cons, then the best consumption plan was used.
Yet, LEDinside’s investigation discovered that consumer awareness for LED is limited with only 25 percent actually having knowledge of LED bulbs. However, the 25 percent who knew LED where still unclear about the benefit of LED bulbs, power consumption, and price. And, 55 percent of people incorrectly believed that the power consumption was 11-20W（LED bulbs on the market are all 3W, 5W, 7W）.