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Industry News
Research And Markets Electronic Ballasts: Market Forces And Demand Characteristics, Fifth Edition
January 26, 2009

The market for electronic ballasts for energy-efficient lighting will continue to grow at a rapid rate, but the exact rate and trajectory of growth are being altered by numerous factors. In the near-term, growth for some segments will slow as a result of the current economic downturn. However, the impact of today's economic troubles will be short-lived and will vary depending on the specific market segment and ballast type being considered. Advances in various lighting technologies, new government regulations and overall demand for energy efficient lighting solutions are more important long-term trends and all are investigated in detail in this analysis. Critical and often subtle underlying changes in demand, such as the increasing use of building automation, are also identified and discussed.

Key Topics Covered:

Introduction
Lighting Technologies
Incandescent Bulbs
Halogen Lamps
Fluorescent Tubes
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps
High-Intensity Discharge (HID)
Neon
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Economic Drivers
Application Segment Trends
General Illumination market Size and Characteristics
Energy Efficient Lighting in General Illumination
Lighting Performance and Pricing Trends in General Illumination
Residential Lighting
Commercial and Industrial Lighting
Architectural and Landscape Lighting
Automotive Lighting
Approval Situation for LEDs in Headlamps
Street Lights
Signaling
Signs and Billboards
LCD Backlighting
Technology Developments
Advances in Fluorescent Lighting
Dimming Challenges
Load-Shedding Ballast Targeted at Power Utilities Market
Alternative Approaches to Improved Illumination Efficiencies
OLEDs Hold Promise for General Illumination
Advanced Components and ICs for Ballasts and Digital Control
Regulations and Incentives
Overview
U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act
U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)
Green Lights Programs (Europe and Asia)
Wireless Lighting Control and Building Automation Trends
Regulatory Update
Industry Associations and Organizations
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Emerge Alliance
European Lamp Companies Federation
European Photonics Industry Consortium
Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan
National Lighting Test Center China
Consumer (Un)Awareness of Changing Lighting Regulations
Worldwide Elimination of Incandescent Lighting

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/631e7a/electronic_ballast


 

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