Top LED TV and LED Tube Manufacturers offer Customers and LED Distributors new opportunities
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In each case, the LED manufacturers have certain opportunities as well as challenges that their distributors and resellers face in bringing the LED Tubes and LED TVs to the end users. The opportunities center on ENERGY SAVINGS and the excitement over the “New” technology. The challenges center on the higher cost and assessing the Return on Investment (ROI). While LED TVs can save homeowners money over the LCD TVs, the savings is minute compared to the savings a business owner can yield by retrofitting with LED tubes over the fluorescent incumbents.
In an economy struggling to recover there are also jobs for Distributors and new business opportunities. Job creation is the bonus ripple effect to the new “Energy Smart” LED technology for both LED TVs and LED Tubes. As an example, see this breakdown of the surprisingly high number of employment variations generated with LED manufacturing: Job Creation through U.S. LED Manufacturing
Highlights on the LED Tube Market:
Points for Business Owners looking to reduce operating costs with LED Tubes:
LED Tubes provide an opportunity to reduce electricity costs by 50% or more over traditional T12 and T8 fluorescent tubes. All LED tubes are not created equal, and in most cases the overseas LED manufacturers produce LED tubes with internal drivers. The internal driver creates a significant risk of failure and cost burden on the facility owner or operator, because when it fails the whole LED tube fails and needs to be replaced. An LED tube with an internal driver is like a car with a started that you could not replace without sending the whole car to the scrap yard. Buyers beware!
Here is a Top 10 check list for high performance LED tubes:
1. External Driver
2. Deep Fin Extruded Aluminum Heat Sink
3. Surface Mounted Diodes
4. Aluminum Circuit Boards
5. Modular System for production efficiency
6. Different Wattage Level Choices
7. Consistency in the color of the Diodes
8. Smart Control Enabled Tubes
9. Five Year Warranty
10. A key to Quality Control: Made in America
Sample Performance: U.S. LED Manufacturer: Independence LED
Points for Distributors looking to get into the LED Tube market:
For LED Tube sales, the major lighting companies, like GE, Sylvania, and Philips have tried desperately to hold onto their market share and margins on fluorescent tubes. This is not unlike the major automotive companies like GM desperately holding on to combustion engine technology. So, other companies have stepped up the challenge and they have mostly been from China. A U.S.LED Manufacturer “saw the light” with the window of opportunity several years ago and now offers both LED Tubes and Multi-Tube LED Fixtures. The example of Independence LED Lighting referenced above also offers, Reseller Support Services. Quality LED Tubes are key but the support services and $0 down financing are an excellent counterpoint that many manufacturers do not offer. Given that LED Tubes are not created equal the same Top 10 list of criteria for business owners looking into buying LED tubes applies for a Distributor looking to represent LED tubes to their clients.
Value Added Reseller opportunities exist for LED Tubes as they do for LED TVs. For LED Tubes, examples of added value may include a lighting audit of the prospective retrofit facility, a savings report that illustrates the Return on Investment, a comparison against other options such as the new generation of T5 fluorescent tubes, or reviews of financing opportunities with cash-flow positive results. LED Tube Distributors may find that the best sales opportunities exist in long run time areas with 24/7 light such as exit stairs, hallways of hotels, hospitals, and dorms, three shift industrial facilities like warehouses, distribution centers and factories, plus parking garages. Overall the higher the kWh, the higher the ROI on the LED Tubes. Here is a link to a page with the U.S. State-by-State cost of electricity as well as the kWh cost in countries across the industrialized world. See: kWh Costs and Maps. As the global population increases and drives increasing demand for energy, there is a growing demand for quality LED Tubes and the accompanying demand for LED tube distributors.
Highlights on the LED TV Market:
Points for Home Owners looking to save money and improve their viewing experience with LED Flat TVs:
An LED TV uses less power, provides a brighter display with better contrast, a thinner panel, and lesser heat dissipation than a conventional LCD TV. This is because an LED TV uses light-emitting diodes for backlighting versus CCFLs used by conventional LCD TVs. The display of an LED TV is not an LED display, so a more technically correct name for it would be "LED-backlit LCD television".
There are 3 types of LED TVs based on their backlighting methods:
A) Edge-LEDs: (the most common) are positioned around the rim of the screen and use a special diffusion panel to spread the light evenly behind the screen. B) Dynamic RGB LEDs: This backlighting technique allows specific areas on the screen to be dimmed. C) Full-array LEDs: where LEDs are arranged behind the screen but are incapable of dimming or brightening individually. More LED TV Technology Information
Points for Distributors looking to get into the LED TV market:
For LED TV sales, the big box stores like Best Buy and WalMart dominate the market along with the massive number of internet sites offering LED TV discounts, LED TV wholesale pricing, and LED TV sales specials. So the traditional distributors have largely been “boxed out”, but there is still room for the Value Added Resellers. In the LED TV market, the Value Added Resellers are like the Audio Visual centers that include the surround sound systems, home theaters, and custom installations. Given the advanced features on the new LED TVs such as specialized programming, many home owners look for support. Here is an example of a service provider that adds “all around” value: All Around Technology
Successful LED TV Value Added Resellers can guide the home owners with key questions and insights: Where do you want to watch your LED television? You might opt for movies in the family room, cooking shows in the kitchen, sports in the billiards room or late night talk shows in the bedroom. Every television location is unique in its purpose and design. LED TV resellers can help optimize viewing enjoyment.
All Around Viewing: The increasingly diverse and complex technology of LED television can be intimidating for many homeowners. What are the benefits of rear-screen, plasma, liquid crystal display, and light-emitting diode – LED TV? What picture resolution do you need? What is the appropriate LED TV screen size for the room and what is best value when it comes to cost?
Delivering the Advantages of LED TV Flat-Panel and Surround Sound: The latest generation of LED flat-panel television has the capability of providing a dramatic viewing experience. LED TV Value Added Resellers often have in house experts that work with architects and decorators to ensure that every LED television will be ideally located and tastefully implemented.
Don’t forget about surround sound for the LED TV system. These LED TV systems are an excellent option for many rooms. Without surround sound, you may find yourself missing subtle elements of dialogue or Get in on the action with the latest in LED TV digital surround sound.