The applications of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a semiconductor light source, have increased over the past few years as they are being used in diverse areas. As we all know, an LED has many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer life, smaller sizes, quicker switching, and greater durability and reliability. Hence many countries, including India, have started scaling up production of LED products. The wide perception that the LED industry is a lucrative business in India, the demand for LED components such as LED chips, LED diodes and LED modules is likely to double. However, the country imports nearly 99 per cent of its LEDs.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011: Electronics Bazaar carried out a survey and contacted a large number of companies that are into manufacturing different kinds of LED products, to find out the popular LED component distributors and manufacturers in India. These manufacturers have shared with us their preferred component distributors and manufacturers—based on product quality, credibility, reliability and costs. The survey clearly indicates that Cree, Osram, Edison, Nichia, Philips and Seoul Semiconductor are the preferred LED manufacturers, and that Semitech Opto Devices and Rabyte Electronics are the preferred distributors in India.
Some of the LED manufacturers & intregrators who participated in the survey
- Amka Lighting Pvt Ltd
- Amptek LED Lighting
- Aver LED & Solar Energy Pvt Ltd
- Avni Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd
- Binay Opto Electronics Pvt Ltd
- Birla OptiLED
- Candela Lighting Systems Pvt Ltd
- Continental Device India Ltd (CDIL)
- CreateLED Electronics Co Ltd
- Deepakshi Display Devices Pvt Ltd
- Gears Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd
- Goldwyn Ltd
- GreenStar Engineering
- Havells India Ltd
- Hovel Ltd Lighting Inc
- Instapower Ltd
- Liberty Lighting India
- Lustre Illuminations
- MIRC Electronics Ltd
- Nano Power Lighting
- Newtronics (India)
- Olive LED Lights Pvt Ltd
- Prithvi Techno Products Pvt Ltd
- Promptec Renewable Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd
- Sanarti Energy Efficient & Reliable Solutions
- Seemac Photovoltaic (P) Ltd
- Sri Lighting Innovations (I) Pvt Ltd
- Sujana Energy Ltd
- Superlite Lighting Co Pvt Ltd
- Surya Roshni Ltd
- Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd
- Vignani Solutions
- Vin LED Lighting
Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, including connectors and semiconductors; technology solutions, computer products and embedded technology. Avnet connects the world’s leading technology manufacturers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost effective value added services and solutions. Avnet Electronics Marketing has a significant presence in Asia-Pacific – the fastest growing electronics market in the world.
One of the largest distributors of semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components in Asia, Avnet Electronics Marketing-Asia is headquartered in Singapore with presence in all major markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Avnet Electronics Marketing – Asia has presence in over 10 countries with over 40 sales offices in the region supported by a broad line card, several distribution centers, design centers and programming centers in Asia.
Avnet Electronics Marketing – Asia is well positioned throughout Asia to support the growing demand for electronic components and associated services.
Major products: High brightness LEDs, LED accessories, LED drivers and LEDs, etc.
|Cree Hong Kong Ltd|
Deepak Bapat, director, sales, India
Founded in 1987 and publicly listed on NASDAQ in 1993, Cree is one of the global leaders in the LED lighting industry. Its headquarter is in Durham, NC, USA. Cree has operations across the globe—at Santa Barbara, USA; Milan, Italy; Munich, Germany; London, UK; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong; Taipei, Taiwan; and Seoul, Korea. It has its manufacturing plant in Huizhou, China and at Penang in Malaysia. The company has been a market leading innovator in LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications.
Sectors it caters to: General illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, variable speed motors, and wireless communications.
Major products: LED fixtures and bulbs, LED chips, LED components, LED modules, high brightness LEDs, lighting class power LEDs, power switching devices and radio frequency/wireless devices.
|Edison Opto Corporation|
Jason Wu, CEO
Established in 2001, Edison Opto Corporation is a Taiwan based leading high power LED manufacturer. The company has a team of innovative and enthusiastic people, proficient in opto-electronics. Innovating in new technology, making profits for its employees and shareholders, and benefiting the community remain the core philosophy of Edison Opto since its establishment. Its aim has always been to create the ideal LED products for the emerging solid state lighting field. With many accomplishments in R&D, it wishes to use its expertise in LED technology in fashion applications that will not only enrich our life style but also promote a better living environment for the global community.
Sectors it caters to: Residential, commercial, architectural, street lighting and specialty lighting.
Major products: LED components, LED modules, SSLs, LED lighting, opto SPDIF, opto sensor and different products ranging from 1 to 100 watts, single-chip to multi-chip, and high flux to high CRI.
Contact details: +886282276996 (Ext 8203); Email: [email protected]; Website: www.edison-opto.com.tw
|Kwality Photonics Pvt Ltd|
K Vijay Kumar Gupta, CEO
Established in 1987, Kwality Photonics is India’s pioneering manufacturer of LEDs, LED displays and opto-electronic products. Being the first Indian company to have successfully established LED production in India, Kwality commands the highest market share in domestic sales. As a technology leader, it has been able to deliver state-of-the-art products and has offered 600 different types of LEDs in the past. It also keeps pace with the latest trends in global lumen efficiencies in the PolyWa power LEDs range. It offers high output LEDs of 100-120 lumens at 350mA and 180 plus lumens at 700mA—of proven reliability and thermal performance.
Sectors it caters to: General lighting applications
Major products: PolyWa OVAL LEDs, 100 LPW power LEDs in coolwhite and warmwhite as per ANSI standards, LED segment and dot matrix displays, colored LEDs, IREDs (infrared emitters), hi-flux LEDs, LED clusters, lamp retrofits, bar graphs, arrays in sizes varying from 5 mm to above 300 mm in several colors and intensity grades, etc.
Contact details: Madhavi/ Rajesh S (Sales), +09246227946, +91-40-27123555, 27136252; Email: [email protected]; Website www.kwalityindia.com
|Nichia Chemical (India) Pvt Ltd|
AV Ravi, GM, LED division
Nichia Corporation was established at Aratano-Cho, Anan-City in Japan in 1965. Since then, Nichia has grown in the field of manufacturing and sales of fine chemicals to brighter luminescent and light emitting materials to develop bright blue LEDs in 1993, which was a turning point in LED industry. The company has also diversified into nitride-based LEDs in different emission colours ranging from ultraviolet to yellow, for different LED applications. Now, a lot of resources are being focused on the R&D of bluish purple laser diodes. The Nichia Chemical (India) Pvt Ltd was started at Noida in 2004 and at Bengaluru in 2008.
Sectors it caters to: General lighting (down light/ panel light/bulb/streetlight), special lighting (signage/traffic signal/ flashlights), displays (indoors/outdoor), automotive (exterior/interior), LCD backlighting (cellular phone/laptop/monitors),etc.
Major products: Phosphors for CRT, lamp, PDP and X-ray screen, LEDs, UV-LEDs, laser diodes, transition metal catalysts/metal complexes, fine chemicals (electronics, pharmaceutical), battery and magnetic materials.
|Osram India Pvt Ltd|
Osram India is a young and vibrant company and started its operations in India in early 1994. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH, Germany, which in turn is a group company of Siemens AG, Germany. Within one year of OSRAM entering India, the local manufacture of compact fluorescent lamps was commenced. The acquisition of ECE Lamp Division followed in October 1998. The current local manufacturing range comprises of slim, energy efficient tri-phosphor lumilux plus fluorescent lamps, a wide range of integrated and pin based CFL and glass for FTL. Lamps and lighting systems from Osram India provide the basis for a beautiful view of things, ensure safety and comfort, allowing for the efficient use of resources. For more than 100 years, OSRAM has been “passionate about intelligent light”. As a globally operating company, it also explicitly encourages socially and environmentally responsible policies around the world—as well as sponsoring art and culture at home and abroad.
Major products: LED components, LED power supplies, LED lamps, LED light engines and modules, LED luminaries, OLED lighting, etc.
(As per company website: www.osramindia.com)
Amrith Prabhu, country manager, India
Philips Lumileds is a leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions. The company’s light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of its ongoing commitment to advancing solid state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. The company’s patented LUXEON power light sources are the first to combine the brightness of conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. It also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, manufactures billions of LEDs annually, and ranks as the producer of the world’s brightest red, amber, blue, green and white LEDs.
Major products: LED dice, packaged LEDs, and high brightness LEDs, etc.
Contact details: +91-80-66929898; Email: [email protected]; Website: www. philipslumileds.com
|Rabyte Electronics Ltd|
Rajiv Batra, MD
Rabyte is one of the world’s leading innovators in the distribution and marketing of advanced technology semiconductors, passive components, interconnect and electro-mechanical components, and displays and modules from various reputed manufacturers from all over the world. Founded in 1986, Rabyte has evolved to become a single window source to its customers for their electronic solution needs—covering electronic components, design services, box-build solutions and supply chain management. The company has positioned itself as an extreme solutions provider to its customers, offering support right from the conceptualisation stage through to the proto-type and pre-sales configuration stage, up to post-sales engineering support.
Sectors it caters to: Automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, IT and telecom.
Major products: Active, passive, opto and electromechanical components.
|Semitech Opto Devices|
Sunil K Sapra, proprietor
Semitech Opto Devices are importers and distributors of electronic components. Over the last 27 years, the company has established itself as one of the leading multi-faceted organisations that can meet the requirements of the electronics and electrical industries in the field of opto devices. The company believes that quality is the key factor for the long term development of an organisation; hence, it focuses on providing the best quality LEDs to its customers. It has an association with Edison Opto Corporation, Taiwan, a world leader in high power LEDs. The company maintains a good inventory to meet any urgent requirements of its customers. It also strives to offer innovative products and solutions that have been introduced by its principals.
Sectors it caters to: General and automotive lighting.
Major products: LEDs, optical lenses, MCPCB, heat sink and allied products.
|Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd|
Jeung-Hoon Lee, CEO
Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) is ranked No 1 in Korea and fourth in the global high brightness LED market. Since its inception in 1992, SSC has been a world leading company in optical semiconductors. Its products possess compoundisation of photo detectors and luminescent devices and are extremely small and thin.
Seoul Semiconductor has 25 overseas business operations, and over 90 global distribution, sales representatives and manufacturers. It maintains its price competitiveness by setting up production in China.
Sectors it caters to: Indoor and outdoor lighting, signboard lighting, mobile phones, TVs, laptops, cars and electric household appliances.
Major products: Acriche (AC driven lighting source), side view LEDs, dot matrix, flash LEDs, high flux LEDs, Z-power, top view LEDs, chip LEDs, lamp LEDs, etc.
Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in technology, is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment/systems, internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
The company is the world’s 9th largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with some 161,000 employees worldwide and consolidated annual sales of over US$ 53 billion. Toshiba International Corporation’s LED lighting division provides the highest quality LED lamps, fixtures, and components in the lighting industry.
Toshiba’s world class electronic and semiconductor technologies combined with over a century of lighting experience make Toshiba an emerging world leader in solid-state lighting. Its LED lighting products are mercury free and offer reduced CO2 emissions through energy savings when compared to current lighting solutions.
(As per company website: www.toshiba.com)
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