The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that characterizes the global manufacturing supply chain for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and LED lighting products. The report analyses the economic impacts of this supply chain on the United States and identifies opportunities for increased domestic manufacturing, thus adding opportunities for more domestic clean-energy and efficiency jobs.
The new report details the manufacturing process for typical LED products, identifying what proportion of LED products are manufactured and assembled in the United States and internationally, and analyzes the value added for a typical LED luminaire manufactured in the United States. The report also examines recent macroeconomic events that have impacted the global supply chain for LED products, including tariffs and the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis uses international trade data, market reports, and interviews with LED die, package, and lamp/luminaire manufacturers.
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