Taipei, Aug. 16, 2012 (CENS)--Taiwan recently announced the nation's first set of common lighting system standards for its lighting industry after coordinating six local associations to hammer out five standards for intelligent lighting systems.
The standard-setting work came as part of the government's project to help the island's lighting industry create high value.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) designated Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Institute for Information Industry (III), both of which under its jurisdiction, to work with Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA), Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), Taiwan Optoelectronic Semiconductor Industry Association (TOSIA), Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, LED Streetlight Industry Alliance, and the International Commission on Illumination-Taiwan (CIE-Taiwan) to develop the five standards.
TOSIA Executive Sectary James Chu pointed out that these organizations worked together on the standards in an effort to help Taiwan's LED lighting industry keep a key position in global intelligent lighting industry before the market takes shape.
According to the non-profit Photonics Industry Technology & Development Association (PIDA), global LED revenue is estimated at US$17.5 billion for this year, with Taiwan's projected at US$4.5 billion. Although Taiwan is already the world's No.1 LED producer by volume, it remains behind Japan in terms of output value and is fighting to retain the No.2 title against South Korea.
Taiwan's industry executives have suggested the government should help the Taiwan industry consolidate its position at worldwide level by boosting product value.
All participants in the standard-setting work hoped that the standards would be incorporated into international organizations'.
(by Ken Liu)