We can divide application of High Brightness (HB) LEDs to six different areas (Figure 7.1.1):
• Backlight TV/monitor – LEDs are used for screen lighting
• Mobile – LEDs are used for display lighting
• Sign – signal devices, advertising panels
• Lighting – such as office or industrial lighting
• Automotive – all luminaires in cars
• Other applications
Figure 7.1.1: HB LED market segments.
Lighting share in consumption of HB LEDs was 15% in the year 2011 (Figure 7.1.2).
Figure 7.1.2: HB LED market by application in the year 2011.
The most significant growth is expected in commercial, industrial, and architectural lighting (see Figure 7.1.5).
Figure 7.1.5: Projection of HB LED market share growth in lighting application