Darnell Offers Electronic Ballast Sponsorship Opportunity

February 09, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Darnell Group Inc. (Corona, CA) announced an opportunity to become a sponsor of its new analysis of "Global Electronic Ballast Markets." The fourth edition of this report will quantify the impact of changing environmental standards, emerging lighting technologies, and new applications on this large and diverse marketplace.

Upcoming 2005 regulatory actions could have a significant impact on the electronic ballast market, resulting in increased usage of electronic fluorescent, compact fluorescent, halogen and high-intensity discharge technologies. Emerging technologies such as light-emitting diodes are dropping in price and capturing a larger share of markets ranging from architectural to automotive to traffic signals, and increasingly impinging on incandescent lamps.

One of the key analysis issues will be to determine the future trend of electronic ballast shipments relative to the total ballast market. While the US Department of Energy has concluded that "an electronic ballast standard saves a significant amount of energy," and that "an electronic ballast standard is technologically feasible as these products are currently available and comprise roughly half of the market," it is less clear how rapidly the remainder of the market will embrace electronic ballasts.

This report will provide geographic forecasts for Asia, Central and Latin America, Europe, and North America. Forecasts will be provided by wattage and application for various electronic ballast technologies, including CCFL, CFL, HID, linear fluorescent and LED. A comprehensive analysis of the leading competitors will be included in the final report. Forecasts will be provided in units, dollars and average selling price trends.

Benefits of sponsorship includes input to the structure of the report, setting priorities for data collection and analysis, and early delivery of the data, as it is gathered.

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