Taiwan`s LED Lighting Sector Needs More Than Standards to Glow Brighter
With the LED industrial chain in Taiwan having developed to considerable scale and sophistication, and the government working on a plan to replace traditional lamps with LED ones in four years islandwide, the time has come for Taiwan to set up quality inspection standards for LED lighting products.
Representatives from the government, LED industry and R&D institutes on the island recently gathered to flesh out the contents of a certification standard for LED lighting. One of the representatives was S.C. Wang, deputy director of Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He noted that LED is a new lighting technology and needs certification standards to make it a popular light source………………..
………..However, setting up certification standards for the LED lighting in Taiwan may be merely an academic exercise given that a substantial number of the makers on the island are treading water in the wake of the global downturn. “To stimulate the development of the domestic LED-lighting industry, the government should subsidize consumers as it has done for solar-energy and energy-saving products,” Yang noted……………..