In 2010, the Japanese LED lighting market expanded rapidly and was 2.7 times larger than in 2009, reaching 86.5 billion yen (about US$1.1 billion). Japan's LED lighting market can grow so fast, in addition to Japan's mature LED research and development technology, the government's active advocacy also has a certain role. DIGITIMES Research analyzed that the power saving measures that accompany the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 were an important factor that prompted consumers to switch to LED lighting. Therefore, LED lighting in Japan will start in 2011 and take the lead in growing into other countries.
According to statistics, after the 311 earthquake in Japan, the sales volume of LED bulbs grew by 2 to 3 times before the earthquake, accounting for the first time that the proportion of electric bulb lighting exceeded that of incandescent bulbs. Japan's 311 earthquake is undoubtedly the biggest driving force for accelerating the growth of Japan's LED lighting market. In 2011, the standard for LED ball lights and straight LED lamps were introduced, and the price of LED bulbs dropped to around 2,000 yen. Lighting is driven by the bullish factors of all parties. In 2011, the market scale will have the opportunity to reach more than 1.8 times of 2010, which is 157 billion yen.
In 2012, Japan began to require all lighting manufacturers to stop manufacturing and selling incandescent light bulbs. By then, the demand for LED bulbs will be expected to increase. Therefore, 2011 and 2012 will be highly promising for LED lighting, and the annual growth rate will be 70. %the above. Due to the early outbreak of LED lighting demand in 2011, the market growth will slow down after 2012, but because the Japanese government intends to provide a future era lighting subsidy program in 2015 to achieve the goal of achieving a 100% efficiency scale of the high-efficiency lighting market in 2020, Therefore, the LED lighting market will continue to grow at a certain rate. DIGITIMES Research estimates that the penetration rate of LED lighting in 2015 will reach nearly 75%.