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Show guide for automotive led lights manufacturers

04-12-2013

With the world’s largest Frankfurt Motor Show successfully concluding on Sept. 22, 2013, automotive led lights manufacturers that have missed out may be wondering where the next opportunity lies. There are nearly 200 automotive shows every year, but not all are suitable for LED automotive lighting manufacturers. It can be confusing for manufacturers to decide which shows are the best fit for their niche and targeted buyers. In this article, we  gives an overview of what to expect and at three major automotive shows towards the end of 2013.

 Visitors look at the latest Porsche cars at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.  


So which automotive show should I go to?


 Car LED lights tend to be sidelined at most car shows where latest automobile designs are the main attraction. Some shows can be overtly regional focused, and may be a major put off for small to midsized international LED manufacturers. A survey conducted by LEDinside editorial team revealed SEMA, which concluded on Nov. 8 is the most ideal for small-mid sized automotive LED lights manufacturers. 


The show hosted in Las Vegasfrom Nov. 5-8, 2013 attracted mostly small to midsizedU.S.and Asian manufacturers. Out of the total of 59 LED lights manufacturers attending the show, 49.16% were Asian manufacturers, including those fromChina,Taiwan,Hong Kong,KoreaandJapan. Chinese automotive LED lights manufacturers will be the largest Asian group with a total of 15 companies, while Taiwanese manufacturers trailed behind with nine. North American automotive LED lighting manufacturers will still make up 50.4% of lighting exhibitors at SEMA, withU.S.manufacturers dominating the show. Only one Canadian manufacturer Hamsar Diversco Inc. that sells LED strip lights and LED utility lights will be participating. 

 

Products being displayed at SEMA are mostly LED strip lights, LED light bars and tail lights with only eight companies offering DRL products or LED headlights, such as U.S. manufacturer LED Post, Canadian manufacturer Hamsar Diversco inc., and Taiwanese LED manufacturer Sirius Lighting, Chinese manufacturer Dinford (Shenzhen) Co. and others. For further details please see chart at the bottom or SEMA website. 

 

Table 1.  A selection of SEMA attendees

Exhibitor

Country

Products

911 Signal Technology Inc

China

  • LED light bars
  • LED beacon

Access Cover

U.S.

  • LED rear lights

Addictive Desert Designs

U.S.

  • Aftermarket light mounts

Ally HK/ Kaishumura

HK

  • LED slim rod lamp
  • Battery
  • Water proof LED stripe
  • Water proof LED lamp
  • Crystal LED Floor lamp
  • Mini floor lamp

Alpha Light HID/LED Technology Co. Ltd.

Taiwan

  • LED Light
  • LED festoon light
  • Dome light Hid
  • license plate light
  • day light
  • dashboard light
  • Warning light side light

Hi Motors

Korea

  • LED tail lights

Altec Products Inc.

U.S.

  • LED light bars

Mycarr Lighting Tech

Taiwan

  • Truck LED position Lamp
  • Mini LED bulb
  • LED Side Marker

ZhenJiang E.D. Opto Electrical Lighting Co. Ltd.

China

  • LED Steering, brake light-General RGB LED
  • LED Steering, brake light-SMD chips

Sanyou Lightings Technology

China

  • LED Dome light
  • High Power LED Dome light
  • High Power LED
  • SMD chips 
  • lampshade
  • 1W High Power LED
  • SMD side view type LED
  • SMD side-view light
  • square LED
  • 4LED 
  • Bubble LED
  • LED concave LED

Kuan Tong Industrial

Taiwan

  • LED clearance/ marker lights
  • Stop/turn/tail lights
  • turn signal lights
  • trailer lights kits
  • towing light kits
  • other lights-utility lights
  • LED tail lights
  • LED indicators

Dinford (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd

China

  • LED lights
  • LED DRL 

Guangzhou Forda Signal Co. Ltd.

China

  • LED head lamps
  • LED signal light
  • LED warning and emergency
  • LED working light
  • LED school bus light
  • LED interior light
  • LED rubber stalk lamp

Baja Designs

U.S.

  • LED light bars
  • LED Motorcycle Light
  • Styrkr LED helmet light
  • Truck light kits
  • Bike LED lights
  • Bike LED turnlights
  • UTV LED lights
  • ATV LED lights
  • Military LED lights
  • Industrial LED battery powered lights
  • Rally car LED light bars

Sirius Lighting

Taiwan

  • LED front position lamp
  • LED flood beam work lamp
  • LED side marker lamp
  • motorcycle head lamp
  • LED DRL
  • LED rear lamp/ indicator
  • LED flood/spot beam compact work lamp
  • LED Tail/Stop/ Indicator/ Reverse
  • Fog lamp with LED park lamp
  • LED low beam headlamp
  • LED high beam headlamp
  • LED fog lamp
  • LED driving light

Small-mid sized automotive LED lights manufacturers might be trying their luck at some of the other auto shows, such as the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in early December. Current available information indicates only 12 automotive LED lights manufacturers will be attending the show that is nearly entirely dominated by Japanese manufacturers. Only three LED automotive lights manufacturers from another country including German manufacturer Continental with its LED driver assistance system, German car component manufacturer Bosch, and Indian LED head lamps and rear lamps manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Group will be joining the show this year. 

 

The lack of diversity might be explained with the unfortunate overlappingLA Auto ShowinLas Vegasduring the same period. (TheLA Auto Showhas not published detailed exhibitor information yet.) At the moment automotive led lighting participants at Tokyo Motor Show appear to be large Japanese or German manufacturers. Products to be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show also tend to be more technologically advanced than SEMA, with a few LED COB manufacturers and chip packagers pitching in, such as Molex and NGK Spark Plug Co. Other products to make an appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show include LED headlamps and LED tail or rear lights.

 

Table 2.TokyoMotor Show 2013 attendees

Exhibitor

Country

Products

Bosch

Germany

  • Car lights

Imasen Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Japan

  • Car lamps

IPF Corp.

Japan

  • LED position lamps
  • LED bulbs
  • LED Off Road Lights
  • LED back light

Koito Mfg. Co.

Japan

  • LED headlamps

Molex

Japan

  • COB LED holders
  • LED printed circuit assemblies

NGK Spark Plug Co.

Japan

  • LED packaging
  • Flip chip packaging

Stanley Electric Co.

Japan

  • White LED for Automotive

Toyoda Gosei

Japan

  • LED backlights

Toyota Boshoku

Japan

  • High-intensity LED front map lamp
  • High-intensity LED rear reading lamp
  • overhead console
  • side illumination
  • rear illumination

GS Yuasa Corporation

Japan

  • UV LED lamps (unrelated to automotive lighting)

Continental

Germany

  • LED driver assistance system

Samvardhana Motherson Group

India

  • LED head lamps
  • LED rear lamps

The Frankfurt Motor Show that concluded in September also shares similar issues with the Tokyo Motor Show, where it is overtly regional focused. The five automotive LED lights manufacturers at the show are all European. This might be explained by the fact that the Frankfurt Motor Show tends to focus on the OEM car market, which at the moment is still dominated by major European lighting manufacturers, such as German manufacturer Osram and Dutch manufacturer Philips. Osram even went as far as renting a booth at the show this year. Other automotive LED lights manufacturers included, Dancar Autosikring’s LED position lights, LED ceramic component maker CermaTec, and LED light bars manufacturer Firmengruppe Hänsch Holding.

 

Table 3.FrankfurtMotor Show 2013 Attendees

 

Exhibitor

Country

Products

Dancar Autosikring

Denmark

  • LED position Lights
  • Milkyway LED position lights (20DANT2)
  • Universal LED position light

CermaTec

European

  • LED application/LED ceramic
  • Ceramic LED heat sinks
  • Ceramic components in automotive lighting (not so related)
  • LED systems

Firmengruppe Hänsch Holding

Germany

  • LED-rear warning lights
  • LED beacons
  • LED light bars
  • LED information system for vehicles

Osram

Germany

  • LED DRL-Fog DRL and Light@Day

Freudenberg Group

Germany

  • Starlight overhead LED lights- Opel Adam application

Manufacturers need to choose wisely, so precious resources are not wasted at the wrong shows. Below are a list of upcoming shows towards the end of 2013:

 

Table 4. Remaining automotive shows from November to December, 2013

Auto Show

Region

Show Date

Venue

Organizer

LA Auto Show

 U.S.,North America

Nov. 22-Dec. 1, 

3150 Paradise Rd.,LA Convention Center,Las Vegas,Nevada,U.S. 

ANSA Productions

Tokyo Motor Show

Japan,Asia

Nov. 22-Dec.1

Tokyo Big Sight,3-11-1Ariake, Koto-ku,Tokyo

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc., (JAMA)

Riyadh Motor Show

Saudi Arabia,Middle East

Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Riyadh ExhibitionCenter, Murooj Area,Olaya St.,Riyadh, KSA

Riyadh Exhibitions Company

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