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Delta Electronics sees big LED market in India

Delta Electronics sees big LED market in India

By Mahita Kaur, BizLED Bureau

November 27, 2014: Delta India Electronics, a subsidiary of Delta Electronics of Thailand, has penetrated the LED lighting domain in India, currently as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer), and has started a manufacturing unit to manufacture circuits and allied components for LED lighting products in India.

Potential LED market

Delta, a manufacturer of CFL, has realised that CFL market in India has matured completely, and LED lighting market is picking up fast. To capture a huge uptapped market, Delta has decided to manufacture LED lighting products in India. The company believes that demand for LED bulbs, LED troffers, LED down lighters and LED tube lights is picking up significantly. Delta wants to manufacture LED products that are not only of better quality but also affordable in India. Its LED products comply with the Indian standards, as laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Manufacturing challenges

Delta, like other manufacturers in India, faces some supply chain challenges in manufacturing LED lighting products in India. The components, drivers and chips that are required in manufacturing LED lighting products are completely imported. Besides, there are no tooling facilities for optics in India. Usually the OEMs design the optics in India and manufacture them in China. These form hindrances in manufacturing in volumes.

LED products manufactured

Delta manufactures retrofit LED bulbs, down lighters and LED troffers. It will start manufacturing LED tube lights in the T5 and T8 range next year. Next, it will focus on manufacturing LED street lights.

The company believes that demand for its products will primarily come from the south India, particularly from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa. Gujarat is also moving fast in adopting LED lights.


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