In 2007, various applications of LED products will enter a rapid growth period. The application in mobile phones tends to slow down while the application in automobiles and other fields is expected to see a sharp rise. Generally speaking, each automobile needs 100 LEDs for interior such as instrument panel and reading light and 200 for exterior such as tail lights, brake lights, indicators and head lights, etc. Currently, nearly all the Europe-based car makers adopt LED lights inside cars. As for LED exterior application, the rate of European and Japanese car makers have changed the third brake light of their products to be LED light is over 80%.
The market scale of high brightness LED products was USD 5.8 billion and USD 6.6 billion in the year of 2005 and 2006 respectively. By 2011, the market scale will reach USD 10.6 billion with an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10.2%. The market share of LED products applied to automobiles currently is about 12% and will be further enlarged as the LED technologies grow mature.
The report not only analyzes the overall situation of the automotive lighting system, but summarizes the concept of LED light sources, technology features, market scale and applications, etc., while the emphasis is the applications of LED products to automobiles, the market scale and key manufacturers.