Shanghai, January 13, 2018
This is the first official confirmation of the closure of Shanghai Hongyuan Lighting Company, but this is not only a rumor that the company has stopped manufacturing since 2016.
Shanghai Hongyuan Lighting Co., Ltd. is the first company engaged in induction lighting technology in Shanghai, China has the world’s largest induction lighting production base. In 2011, Shanghai Hongyuan Lighting Company and the global giant Osram won six years of induced lighting patent litigation.
Induction lighting, originally designed by Tesla, is called a dead-lamp because the lack of an electrode means it can have a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours. As China’s only core technology in energy efficient lighting, inductive lighting is considered laudable and competing with LED lighting, which is generally considered to be all Western technology.
However, with the rapid development of LED lighting, Shanghai Hongyuan Lighting Company and its incredible induction lighting a few years ago gradually lost its market share.
“I think the decay of inductive lighting is relative and in fact it’s always more transitional product, which is a good lighting product when the LED is a baby,” said Joe Sullivan, lighting lighting expert certified by the American Lighting Association. Attenuation in lighting is due to LED lighting, which has undergone geometric improvements consistent with Moore’s Law over the past five to 10 years.
For example, five years ago, the price of a 200W inductive high-bay lamp was $ 150 while the 150W LED high bay was at least $ 200. But now, the price of a 150W LED tuner is lower than 200W.
In the past five years, LED efficiency has increased from 60lm / w to 120lm / w, while in the same period, the efficiency of induction lighting did not improve, stable at about 80lm / w
Liu Shiping, China Lighting Association reviewed the history of induction lighting.
“Over 99% of the world’s inductive lighting has been imported from China over the past decade, and infants and young children in under-technologically advanced stages, especially luminaires, have been unstable from 2005 to 2011. Since 2012 Since the induction lighting technology and production technology continue to grow, but the opportunity to compete with the LED seems to have come together.So, we have seen many manufacturers completely shut down their induction lighting products or turned to LED production. ”
“At present, no more than 10 real factories are still producing induction light bulbs and ballasts for induction lamps, although we do not include many assembly suppliers in this figure.
Mr. Liu believes the reputation of Induction Lighting has been broken during its glorious days: “Many fake, low quality products from underprofessional suppliers have flooded the market, especially from 2005 to 2011. Many suppliers use common tri-color powders Even halogen powder instead of induction lighting powder, which leads to very high luminance degradation Some key components such as fake electrolytic capacitors, IC chips also make the failure rate of the ballast up to 50%.
Prior to 2012, induction lamps, regardless of their size or size, had serious quality problems. However, due to technological developments, qualified inductive lighting factories have limited the failure rate to within 1% after 2012.
“I think the time has come for the lamp and he has not seized the opportunity and is now dead,” Mr. Liu said.
However, Joe Sullivan, the American lighting expert at the American Lighting Association, disagrees with Liu’s point of view.
“I do not think we can say that induction lighting is dead, but I think it’s time to put the lamp back in. For example, inductive lighting should say goodbye to household applications and require compact lighting, but in warehouses and factories, induction Lighting still retains significant market share, especially for high-bay and explosion-proof lights. The market for inductive lighting will not be as big as an LED, but no light dies completely, even without traditional fluorescent and mercury lamps.
Today, the global sensor lighting products in China is still 100%. According to a reliable source for Chinese customers, the three major suppliers account for 90% of the share of inductive lighting exports from the first quarter to the third quarter of 2017.
However, all three come from the global capital background: Fujian Juming Lighting Co., Ltd. (JKLIGHTING), which targets US capital, targets both the US market and China’s domestic market, with Taizhou Lumeng Lighting Co. Ltd. (TZLIGHT) Middle East has a high market share, with ELXLIGHTING owning Japanese capital with the largest market share in Japan and East Asia. The light of China is no longer Chinese.
According to the report of China Customs, the export of inductive lighting in 2017 is still at a low level, but the growth is sluggish. High-quality electrodeless lamps and the dominant share controlled by qualified suppliers may cause the market to recover.
The good news is that more new applications have been found for inductive lighting, such as plant lighting, induction lighting that provides the right color light for plant growth.
Induction lighting should not rely on its long history and famous inventors, but should seek ways to upgrade and grow in the new applications and diversification of induction lighting fixtures. Otherwise, it will not only lose to other light sources, but also become a footnote in history.