“In the sweet spot of 10,000-20,000 lumens where LED products are replacing 250-400 Watt HIDs, we are seeing up to a 50% reduction in LED high bay pricing compared to last year, including ~18% from Q2 to Q3’13”, according to Mike Gagnon, President of Alumage Advisors.
“At 15,000 lumens, for example, the average price has decreased to just below $500. At the macro level, this is attributed to a number of factors such as price reductions and improved efficacy of LEDs, related advances in Chip-on-Board (CoB) technology, and a significant increase in the number and quality of lighting manufacturers from the U.S. and Asia competing in this space, to name a few”, Gagnon went on to say.
Having reviewed nearly 500 LED high bay products, Alumage Advisors is focusing its pricing analysis on differences between various classes of high bays such as dry vs. wet-rated products, modular vs. “point” products, North America vs. Asia products, etc. Price WatchTM is a family of pricing curves, including scatterplot data, published on a quarterly basis.
“With such a wide variation in product pricing at any particular lighting output level (such as $250-$1,000 at 15,000 lumens), it is important to classify products properly while encouraging end-users, lighting manufacturers and organizations such as Alumage Advisors to collaborate in bringing the right products to market”, according to Gagnon.
Price Watch(TM) is available for $99 to encourage a broad range of companies within the SSL ecosystem, including end-users, to become more familiar with the pricing trends associated with the various classes of products on the market today. Price Watch(TM) is also available with a 6 month subscription to the LED High Bay Product Report for $495. Free samples are available by contacting email@example.com.
About Alumage Advisors:
Alumage Advisors is a strategic advisory services firm focused on C&I lighting and publishers of the LED High Bay Product Report and LED High Bay Price Watch(TM). Customized reports, product/pricing strategies and strategic business development services are also available. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in San Jose, CA and Shenzhen, China.
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