Buying LED Bulb Lights from Chinese Manufacturers: A Complete Guide

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Suggestion: Watch the 10 minutes video tutorial before reading this article

Planning to import LED Bulb Lights from China? Keep reading, and learn more about buying Private label LED bulbs, assessing suppliers and technical specifications. In addition, we also explain what you need to know about mandatory product regulations, documents and labeling requirements – and, why ensuring compliance in the LED bulb industry can be really challenging for small buyers.

Buying ODM (Private Label) or OEM (Custom) LED Bulb Lights

Most LED Bulb light manufacturers can offer a range of ODM products. These products are, to a varying degree, made according to a fixed product specification. Buying ODM products is often sufficient, especially for small buyers. That being said, the supplier still expects you to request a draft of their ODM specification. For LED bulb lights, this includes the following:

  • Bill of Materials
  • Circuit Drawings

Even though ODM products are supposed to be made according to a fixed set of specifications (i.e., made using the same components on each batch), this is not really the case in China. ODM Bulb Lights can be customised to a certain degree, and this is even expected, by the supplier.

Buying OEM LED Bulb lights is also an option. However, this requires that you have the technical expertise to create a Circuit diagram (fairly simple for an LED bulb, if you have the training) and list all components.

What differs LED suppliers?

LED bulb light manufacturers are assembly suppliers. As such, they procure virtually all components from subcontractors in, and outside, of Mainland China, only to assemble, test and pack the produce. While this is a major challenged that should not be underestimated, it does come with implications in your business:

a. Product quality depends on the components the supplier procures. In turn, this depends on your product specification (i.e., they buy the components they are instructed to purchase).

b. Equally, the pricing is based on the components you choose, not the supplier (even though there are exceptions).

Instead, what makes, or breaks, a supplier is the following:

1. Product Compliance: Is the supplier experienced in manufacturing LED bulb lights according to EU and US product standards? (i.e., FCC Part 15, UL 8750 and Low Voltage Directive).

2. Quality Management System: Is the supplier ISO 9001 certified? If yes, do they really apply the principles in their day to day operations?

3. Social Compliance: Has the supplier passed any social compliance audits (i.e., SA 8000), or are they part of any CSR organisations?

4. Subcontractors: Which subcontractors do they work with? Can they supply the components you need?

LED lighting China

Product Specifications

Even if you intend to buy an ODM product, you should not count on the supplier to provide you with a ready-made spec sheet. To be sure that you don’t leave gaps in your spec sheet, you must request the supplier to confirm as many relevant specifications as possible. Below follows an example for what an E14 LED bulb light specification might look like:

  • Lamp Luminous Flux (lm): 560
  • Color Temperature (CCT): Cool White
  • Lamp Body Material: Aluminum
  • LED Chip: Epistar (Taiwan)
  • Input Voltage: AC85-265V
  • Lamp Luminous Efficiency: 80 lm/w
  • Working Temperature: -20 – 50 ℃
  • CRI: 80%
  • Dimension(cm): D6*H13.8cm
  • Net Weight: 120 g
  • CRI (Ra>): 80
  • Working Lifetime: 50,000 hours
  • Base Type: E14
  • Work Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • CCT: 2700-6500k
  • Certification: Low Voltage Directive, EMC Directive, RoHS

While all specifications are not explained in this article, some to need additional exposition:

LED Chip

The LED chip is the core component in the bulb light. There are various brands in usage. While some suppliers allow the customer to choose between a range of manufacturers, most are exclusively using Epistar (Taiwan) for their export produce. Other famous LED manufacturers are Cree (USA), Osram (Germany) and LG (South Korea).

Working Lifetime & Warranty

LED bulb lights may have a working lifetime anywhere between 5,000 to 30,000 hours (or even more). That translates into years of daily usage. Some suppliers also claim to offer a warranty, based on the working lifetime. While this is a good sign, there’s no universal definition of what a warranty is. In general, this warranty is not much more than a vague promise of a future replacement of defective units.

Input Voltage & Frequency

Different countries have different standards for electricity distribution. While most Chinese manufacturers can deliver products that are compatible with the voltage and frequency of any country, you should specify in which you plan to sell your product. Below is a list of countries and markets, and their respective electrical standard:

  • United States: 120 V, 60 Hz
  • European Union: 230 V, 50 Hz
  • Canada: 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Australia: 230 V, 50 Hz
  • New Zealand: 230 V, 50 Hz
  • Nigeria: 240 V, 50 Hz
  • Russia: 220 V, 50 Hz
  • Japan: 100 V, 50 & 60 Hz

Base Type

Most LED bulb lights are made with standard light bulb base connections (i.e. the Edison screw base). Click here for an overview of common base types.

Product Regulations, Document Requirements and Labelling Requirements

Like other electronic products, LED bulb lights are regulated by various safety and technical standards. In short, electrical product compliance is based on three legs:

  • Technical Compliance: Adherence to specific technical standards (i.e., IEC and UL standards)
  • Documentation: Test Reports, Circuit Diagrams and other Product Documentation
  • Labelling Requirements: Compliance marks and other labels (that may or may not apply specifically to LED bulb lights and other electronics)

Ensuring compliance is the responsibility of the importer, not the manufacturer. This is also the most complex aspect of buying LED bulb lights from China. Let me explain why:

a. Not every LED bulb light manufacturer has the expertise and experience required to ensure compliance with overseas product standards. As such, this is a critical qualification requirement. If you choose a supplier without a previous compliance track record, chances are they cannot manufacture compliant products. Hence, you’d end up importing illegal products. As explained in this article, non-compliant LED lighting is a serious problem.

b. Ensuring compliance requires more than just obtaining a test report. For example, when importing LED lighting to the EU, buyers need to create a technical file. This technical file is a set of documents, which must include both the circuit diagram and the component list. Sounds simple?

Well, there’s a catch. Many suppliers simply refuse to provide such documents before an order is placed… which in turn expose you to serious risk, as you cannot assess whether they can provide compliant goods, until after you’ve paid them. This is not an issue if you own the factory, but it does become complex when buying from China.

Established buyers can solve this problem by creating their own documentation – either by reverse engineering an ODM product or developing their own OEM product. However, small buyers who lack the resources and expertise to do this are stuck in between. There are ways to solve this, and we are working on methods to regulate this procedure.

Ensuring compliance with labelling requirements is, luckily, not nearly as complicated. Basically, it’s just a matter of knowing how the product shall be labelled. Below follows a checklist:

  • Compliance Marks: CE Mark, FCC Mark, Energy Star, UL Mark
  • Seller Identification
  • Technical Specifications: Power, Base Type
  • User Instructions
  • Warning Labels
  • Country of Origin: Made in China

An unfortunate fact is that many importers, especially smaller sized businesses, decide to not even bother with these things. They tend to motivate their decision using any of the following argument:

  • This is the supplier’s responsibility, not ours.
  • Our competition doesn’t really care either, why should we?
  • It’s too expensive and time-consuming.

Remember, if anyone is injured, or if the property is damaged, by your products – you will be held liable. Placing cheap and substandard products on the market is not only extremely dangerous to your customers, but also your future finances. Mandatory safety standards have been put in place for good reasons.

Relevant Trade Fairs in China

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (HKTDC)

Relevant Products

  • LED Bulb Lights
  • LED Tubes
  • LED Stripes
  • LED Flood Lights
  • LED Automobile Lighting
  • Lighting Fixtures & Fittings

Canton Fair (Phase 1)

Relevant Products

  • Security Lighting
  • Industry Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Exhibition Lighting

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Relevant Products

  • ED Chips and other components
  • LED drivers and controllers
  • LED displays and signs
  • Decorative lighting
  • Professional lights
  • Technical lighting
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  • 132 Responses to “Buying LED Bulb Lights from Chinese Manufacturers: A Complete Guide

    1. Sohel Rana at 2:31 pm

      Hi Fredrick,
      I want to start small manufacturing company of Led bulb in my country. I have little knowledge about products, but no sourcing partner in China. My budget is not so much high. Want to Start business with good quality products. How can you please help me??
      Thanks,
      Rana

    2. Kyriacos Kyprianou at 9:27 am

      Hello,

      Can you please contact me on my email. I am looking for 50000 quality led bulbs with 1050lm which can be used outdoors.

    3. Kyriacos Kyprianou at 6:17 am

      Hello mate,

      Looking for a top quality led bulb manufacturer for 50,000 pcs.

      Please email me so that I can send you my specifications and see if you can locate any manufacturer who can actually conform.

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 11:53 am

        Hi there,

        What is your target market / country?

    4. Kristen at 9:41 am

      hello! i’m looking for LED bulbs, LED tube, LED panel…. and specially led use solar energy.
      can you recommend me any company? thank you so much

      1. ChinaImportal at 9:17 am

        Hi Kristen,

        we include LED supplier lists as part of our Starter Package: https://www.chinaimportal.com/electronics/

    5. Kristi at 4:16 pm

      Hello,

      Looking for a reputable manufacturer in China that sells decorative lighting? Can you suggest some companies that manufacturer good quality products.

      Thanks,

      Kristi

    6. Michael Mfolo at 3:42 pm

      Hi
      I’m in the home automation industry and lighting is a very big part of it and I would therefore like to start manufacturing led light products in South Africa. This is mainly because the suppliers down here tend to be big multinationals like Phillips, Osram etc. . So, I am hoping to build a partnership with supplier or company which can provide us machinery and parts and possibly technical backup so we can supply these at a more reasonable price. Hope to hear from you
      Thanks and regards

      1. ChinaImportal at 10:55 am

        Hi Michael,

        We will contact you by email

    7. Deepak Samuel at 9:19 am

      Hi Im am looking for high-end led lighting for Filmmaking & Video Production. I need more information on this.. Im looking to start my own company.

      Thank you.

      1. ChinaImportal at 7:54 am

        Hi Deepak,

        We will contact you by email

    8. teschnosphereinc at 5:42 am

      thanks for publishing this post

    9. Lewis at 9:25 am

      Please can you help me I’m desperate I bought this rotating Venus rain lamp it was expensive with the shipping as well I can’t get the bulb anywhere in uk it’s a small 10watt very small bulb it’s lgotba long brass bottom to it the uk does the voltage but they won’t fit is about 1three quarter ins long like in our country I say a very small version of a cooker light no one sells it I tried getting back to the seller but he haven’t answered I was very ill when my husband ordered it for me I am wiling to buy the bulbs but the bulb with it only lasted a 2 weeks and was in it when I had it I feel cheated as I allways wanted one please please can you help me Mrs lewis

    10. TechnoSphereInc at 6:03 am

      thanks for sharing ur thoughts and perfectly explaining the products, it is very nice

    11. MMQ at 4:46 pm

      Hello,

      We are looking into starting a brand of LED lights however we are interested in modifications to the normal design. We are interested in having a company manufacturing for us in the beginning in China and then move into partial manufacturing in the Middle East.

      I would like to be contacted on the matter above.

      1. ChinaImportal at 1:45 am

        Hello,

        We will contact you later today

    12. Er. Saurav kumar at 9:09 pm

      Requirement of raw materials for all types of LED bulbs assembling. Reply me to way of import, price list ( including of all taxes) and products details.

    13. Jackelyn at 6:55 pm

      Hi! Me and my husband are planning to build a led lights business for cars and we are planning to import it in china this September we are planning to go to a led light china expoto find some manufacturers. My questions are how can we get an australian certification? And is it going to ch8na is a best thing to do? And also how do i find a good manufacturer?thank you

      1. ChinaImportal at 9:21 am

        Hi Jackelyn,

        First, you need to assess which EN / ISO / IEC standards are mandatory for your products, in Australia. Different states may also have different requirements.

        Second, you need to verify whether the supplier is capable of manufacturing the LED bulb lights in compliance with the required safety standards.

        Third, you need to submit samples to a testing company…

        And don’t forget about the labeling requirements.

        If you have no previous experience with this, you must hire a consultant.

    14. Dev at 3:05 pm

      I am looking at importing LED lights (various types) and I would really like to hear your opinion about how to go about finding the right manufacturer (reliability and cost).

      I am also in thinking of starting a factory in my country, Do you have any information relating to the manufacturing requirements for LED’s? Specifically related to machinery and raw materials.

      I

    15. Rahul at 10:06 am

      Hi,

      I have a question. Though, its not about LED lights but while reading a paragraph. “Established buyers……..methods to regulate this procedure.” Reminded me of similar situation happened with one of my clients who imported Power Banks to India and because he had to provide PCB Layout diagram we tried to get it from supplier but they refused to provide us that diagram or other necessary documents. The issue is still not resolved yet.

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:44 am

        Hi Rahul,

        Thanks for sharing!

    16. Mijung, Jun at 8:07 am

      I was surprised that many people are interested in importing LED LIGHTS but not satisfied with design or quality. There are so many problems with quality of LED LIGHTS because it’s very easy to produce LED LIGHTS. In other words, there is no barrier to entry. Beyond my expectations, most developers of LED LIGHTS don’t have high level technology.

      1. ray at 9:03 am

        It’s always esay to have a conception that the quality is not good that from china.But try to think about it ,the quality could not be guaranteed when you ask for a lowest price.Supplier always can find the replaced material to keep profit.So my point is find good supplier with suitable budget

        1. ChinaImportal at 2:29 am

          Well said. After all, Chinese manufacturers assemble the majority of the world’s LED bulb lights. It’s a matter of selecting the right components.

    17. Rob Dumanski at 8:39 am

      I was looking for good quality led boat lighting underwater, running lights etc. I’m in Canada , I would appreciate any suggestions u might have , thank you, Rob

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:21 am

        Hi Rob,

        We will get in touch with you

    18. Louis at 6:46 am

      Hello Frederick,
      Congrats to your excellent article. Now I understand why we cannot trust the French supermarkets with promises of life expectancy of light bulb products from China. I have experienced a high percentage of failures of low consumption non-led light bulbs (preumably of the “rare earth metal” components variety) bought from a highly respected supermarket chain here. I realised, that there was no use asking for compensation. You say, that the same would apply to the LED bulbs. Please let me know if you know of a French supermarket chain, that imports from a reliable Chinese supplier. Kind regards.

    19. Mark Hoskin at 2:21 am

      Dear Sir,

      I am looking at importing LED high bay lights and 1500mm plastic tubes to NZ in which I will have a long term financial obligation to the end client. It would be good to discuss with you how you might be able to help?

    20. Venky at 3:37 pm

      Hi Fredrick, I would like to get some information on some good suppliers of LED Chandeliers to US. I am thinking of starting an online portal for LED chandeliers.

        1. Venky at 4:31 pm

          hi Fredrik, I did not get any message, did you try contacting me?

    21. Vijay at 4:51 am

      Hello,
      I am in process of starting the LED assembling unit in INDIA. Kindly help me to find the right suppliers for all types of LED Lights for domestic & Industrial applications.
      Also if possible kindly give me insight on automation in LED lighting.

    22. Sathish M at 9:04 am

      Hello Sir,

      I am planning to set up a small scale industry in India. I am very much interested in LED technology.I am collecting required information to set up industry and LED bulbs and tubes.
      I want to know complete procedural information to prepare bulbs and tubes. Could you please help me in which machinery do i need to buy and kindly give me the quotations of those machines and suppliers information. Even I am ready to set up large scale industry.

      And could you please suggest is it best idea to setup maufacturing LED bulbs and Tubes company in india or inport it from china and market the bulbs.

      Thanks in Advance.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Sathish M

    23. bharath at 7:36 am

      dear sir,
      i want smd’s (2835 package) 0.2w

    24. Nabil Harakat at 2:18 pm

      Dear sir,

      I want to open shop for led light in morocco and i am searching some supplier to help me .
      Please can you send me some information .

      Thank you
      Best regards ,

    25. Micro at 10:07 am

      hello,
      sir ,
      i want to produce led product. can you suggest a few companies to contact for products like led bulbs and led rube lights speareparts, heat sinks,drivers and holders

      Waiting for u r replay,

      Regards,
      Ram.

    26. Maher at 9:19 am

      Hi Fredrick,

      i would like to ask you a question as an expert and entrepreneur on LED.
      can you please send me your email?

      Thanks
      Maher

    27. Veer malhi at 4:32 pm

      Hi i just wandering about to buy good quality led light from China according to Australian standred pls advise me any good manfacturer who can export to australia .
      Thanking is not enogh
      Kindest regards
      Veer malhi

    28. alex leitch at 3:52 am

      Fredrick
      We are a import and marketing company in Vancouver, B.C. Canada
      Excellent insight into LED market. we are an import and marketing company and recently have
      focused on bringing in LED products. I have been negotiating with a company and ready to bring in a first order. I wish I had discovered yo first. If I pass on the company name to you, can you advise whether they will pass Canadian compliance requirements. We have seen there samples and are satisfied, but novice to what is needed to successfully land this product without unforeseen problems.
      Thanks Fredreck

      Alex Leitch
      Blackhawk Marketing

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:13 am

        Hi Alex,

        We will contact you by email

    29. Mira at 1:02 pm

      Hello Fredrik

      I hope you can help, my husband and I are from Australia and are coming to China in a week and would like to buy furniture and appliances as well as light fittings and lights for our house we a building. I need help with suppliers especially for the lights as they have to meet the Australian standards?
      Can you please help.

      Kind regards
      Mira

    30. John Gillum at 12:40 am

      Hello Fredrik,

      I’m interested in sourcing LED lighting for import to US and would appreciate any help you might provide.

      Thanks,

      John

    31. Khan at 8:46 am

      Hello Fredrik,

      I am looking to setup a manufacturing unit in India for LED Tube lights and Shop lights. I have no knowledge and need the know how ? I am already in touch with local authorities in India.

      Also, I would appreciate if you can direct me to suppliers of Led Tube lights and shop lights for US markets , willing to manufacture my brand.

      Thanks for all your help !

      Khan

    32. hamedshh at 9:40 am

      hi
      i sorry about you to remove any good and creature comment of the blog !! too
      it is not right thinks!!
      why you do that?

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:29 am

        Hello Hamed,

        I cannot confirm if we have removed any of your comments, but when we do, it’s always for one of the following reasons:

        1. We don’t recommend specific suppliers in any industry. Any such request is removed.
        2. We don’t allow self promotion from any supplier
        3. The comments must be constructive and take part of the general discussion of the topic.

        1. Colm at 10:15 pm

          Is it because I am not offering LED manufactured in China?

          1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 3:44 am

            No. As said, we don’t allow advertising on the blog.

            1. Colm at 1:52 am

              Look I work for a “Diode” manufacture, one of only 8 in the world…

              Do some research…

              What about this below…….. advertising……….

              Emily May 6, 2015 at 3:51 am #
              Hello,have a good day
              I’m Emily working at Shenzhen YiLi Electric Co.,Ltd. a profession manufacturer in LED chips.
              I can help you.Please contact me.My skype: yili – 020

            2. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:47 am

              Hello,

              Clearly we missed that, and the comment shall be removed right away. Thank you for making us aware.

    33. Michael Tinsley at 8:37 am

      Hello fredrik
      We are currently setting up a company in Southern England UK, our website is ready to be filled with eu regulation led bulb and strip / tube / flood light products etc.
      our aim is now to find the correct suppliers from
      Southern China , with the capabilities to supply our company with top quality GU10 spot lights / T8 tubing of all sizes 2,4,5, ft etc .
      Please could you guide us towards , reliable and competent suppliers , we understand that the Chinese led market can be a minefield of disappointments and so we would very much appreciate any help or guidence in sourcing the correct companies .
      Kind Regards
      Michael Tinsley
      Managing Director
      LED TECH DIRECT LTD ( UK )

    34. Peter at 11:33 pm

      Hi Fredrick
      This was a great and helpful intro on purchasing light bulbs – thank you. I want to try and find actual manufacturers of ZigBee light bulbs (that is a ZigBee module in each bulb). So far not having much luck – only getting traders which normally have WIFI only. Or manufacturers pumping out standard bulbs.
      I’m looking for ZigBee HA 1.2 rather than Light Link. Would consider makers in China or Taiwan. Any pointers you could give me would be much appreciated.
      Thanks and regards
      Peter

    35. hiren at 5:34 pm

      Hi,
      I would like to start a small scale industry for manufacturing unit of led light products . but I don’t have great idea about this business. So, I am expecting your valuable replay in this regard and best solution to make some partnership with supplier or company which they can provide us machinery and parts.
      Thanks and regards….

    36. Mahesh Jiwatramani at 12:23 pm

      Hello Fedrick,
      Thank you some much for sharing the valuable information on LED lighting.
      Well I have a trip lined to Guangzhou for International lighting exhibition and them I plan to go Guzhen, Shenzen for purchase of led panel lights, bulbs and decorative lighta business in India.
      Initially I plan to purchase from there and gradually get into a small scale production in association with one the supplier or with there know how.
      Could you kindly help me letting me know the good supllier from these cities in China, and the know how of which things to look out for better product. Kindly advice. If possible mail me your reply at mahesh_mnj@yahoo.com
      Thanking you Sir.

    37. andrea toma at 4:09 pm

      Good morning,

      I’m Andrea Toma, Purchasing Manager of the Italian company Fenyx srl.
      Please read send me your e-mail adress because we want to send you a presentation and our cooperation proposal for products distribution in Italy.

      Best regards.
      Purchasing manager

      Andrea Toma
      Skype: andrea.toma.italia


      FENYX contact:
      E-Mail: risorse.fenyx@gmail.com
      Tel: 0039/0833694106
      Mobile: 0039/3889254329
      Website: http://www.fenyx.it http://www.LEDdiretto.it
      Skype: andrea.toma.italia

      1. Ivan Malloci at 5:40 pm

        Hello Andrea,

        thank you for your inquiry. I just sent you an email!

    38. Rakesh at 10:49 am

      Hello Fredrik,

      First of all, I would like to say thanks for sharing such an useful information through your article.
      We are planning to start small scale manufacturing of LED bulbs and tubes of range 5W to 24W.
      Would request if you can suggest some good quality suppliers of LED Raw materials and give some idea on cost range for our business planning.
      Also, I would like to know about the product regulations and standards required for selling in India.
      Looking forward for your reply.
      Thanks & Regards
      Rakesh
      India

    39. kalyan varma at 2:38 am

      hello,

      I am planning to start up a small scale industry in LED manufacturing UNIT for home based lighting purpose. kindly advice where the machinery available. cost proposal please. variants of LED bulbs are %, 7, 9 W with Taiwan chips.

      thank you

    40. basant at 2:52 pm

      hello,
      sir ,
      i want to start led light manufacturing in India. SoI want to import led product parts can you suggest a few companies to contact for products like led s’,heat sinks,drivers and holders

      Regards,

    41. Abhi at 4:17 am

      Hi Fredrik,

      Happy New Years!. Thanks for the informative article. I’m planning to import LED lights and fittings into the U.S. and I wanted to get a list of reliable and good manufactures from China based on your criteria. Can you recommend manufactures/suppliers that are compliant with U.S. regulations?

      Awaiting to hear back from you.

      Thanks
      Abhi.

    42. Codi at 8:26 am

      Hello Fredrik,

      I am looking to import light fittings from China to sell in Australia and I was wondering if there is any suppliers that already have conformity documents for Australia? If not can you get them certified in China to Australian standards? And what cost would you be looking at per line item? Thanks for the article very informative. Cheers

    43. Veer at 2:06 pm

      Hello Fredrick,
      About 2 years back, I purchased 5 LED lamps from the local market. 4 were from a manufacturer called Segula and one from some other chinese brand. The chinese brand lasted about a month. The ones from Segula have been burning continuously at about 16 hrs./day for 2+ years now. I am sure there must be good and reliable chinese brands also. I am trying to locate some such manufacturer with whom we can tie up to import LED lamps to Saudi Arabia. Could you help?

      Best regards
      Veer

    44. Edwards Agha at 8:23 am

      Hi Fredrick,

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I am very interested in importing led bulbs and having ODM LED bulbs as well. Can you provide reputable manufacturers to deal with? Your help is greatly appreciated.

      Ed.

    45. Patrick at 7:18 am

      Hi Fredrick,

      I am very interested in manufacturing LED Lamps for domestic (home) use in Nigeria. Can you assist me with the equipment and cost estimates for setup

      Many Thanks

      Patrick

    46. Niall Roebuck at 8:43 pm

      Hi Fredrick,

      I am very interested in importing LED Lamps from china to the UK mainly south coast. I have no experience what so ever but would like to do it, any help would be greatly appreciated. I am mainly looking to be able to supply to my existing customers at a reasonable price as over here they charge a lot more than is necessary for the product. Look forward to hearing from you.

      Many Thanks

      Niall Roebuck

    47. andy at 4:07 am

      Hi Fredrick,

      Would like to import led light direct from manufacturer in China, to Indonesia .Everyone I have email claim that they are the manufacturer but yet not showing the factory site. How we could determine or sourcing all this matter? Thank you

    48. Mario at 7:31 am

      Hi Fredrick
      I would like to import led bulbs to the Caribbean
      …is it possible that u could give some guidance and help me finding some suppliers ( possibly China) at good prices as I am looking to distribute at reasonable prices but with excellent quality at good prices.
      Thanks in advance

      Mario

    49. ARCHITi dont have at 7:49 pm

      Hi
      I am looking for supplier for LED lights in India.
      Please reply ASAP

    50. Swapneel Patil at 1:32 pm

      Hello Sir,

      I am planning to set up a small scale industry in india. I completed my Engineering in Electronics and telecommunication Engineering. I am very much interested in LED technology.
      I am collecting required information to set up industry and LED bulbs and tubes.
      I want to know complete procedural information to prepare bulbs and tubes. Which machineries do i need to buy? Give me quotations of those machines and suppliers information. Even I am ready to set up large scale industry.
      Send me all the deatails ASAP. On swapneel.patil08@gmail.com

      Thank you,
      Regards,
      Swapneel Patil

    51. NITIN at 7:23 am

      Hi Fredrick
      Just forgot to add the target market is India.
      Rgds
      Nitin

    52. NITIN at 7:07 am

      Hi, Fredrik
      Landed here by sheer luck and was very pleased to read all the info you have put up. Really very informative specially for people who are very new to the field or are thinking about a startup.
      Well I am also considering a startup whereby importing LED Lighting solutions( Tube Lights, Bulbs, Down lights, Fancy luminaries, Street lighting solutions). As I can see from the comments a lot many are trying to enter into the same which i guess is a positive sign
      Please guide me on how to go on and setting up the same.
      Looking to start with importing high quality ones and then moving on to setting a small manufacturing unit in later stages all going well.
      Looking forward to hear from you.
      Thanks and Best wishes
      Nitin

    53. Cesar Souza at 1:46 am

      Hi, Fredrik. I would like to import led lighting products to sell in Brazil. I need to start with low volumes, but with good quality and price. Could you suggest me suppliers? Receiving the spare parts to assembly in Brazil may be a good opportunity, please let me know your comments.
      Regards,
      Cesar Souza
      Engineer

    54. Dylan at 9:02 pm

      Hi Fredrik

      We have a wholesaling business in South Africa and would like to import LED lighting from China, mostly lamps. Who can you recommend as good suppliers in China?

      Thank you Fredrik

      Regards
      DJ

    55. Triven Thadhani at 3:45 am

      Hi Fredrick,

      I am currently in Shanghai and wanted to know if there is any Wholesale market for Various kinds of Led Bulbs?
      Your response will be appreciated.

      Thanks
      Triven

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 6:59 pm

        Hello Triven,

        Most likely there are several wholesale markets for LED lighting in Shanghai, but none that I am aware of, as such products are made for the domestic market in China, and non-compliant with foreign product standards.

    56. Abdullah at 1:23 pm

      Hello Fredrick,
      thanks for your valuable info, i have been importing led lights since 2-3 years but i couldn’t stick to a particular company because of quality , designs and the decreasing price of LED day by day. Our market is middle east , wish you can help to know a good company in term of quality and price.
      best regards
      abdullah

    57. Diego Medina at 8:05 am

      Hello Fredrick,
      We Starting a Import business to supply and distribute LED fixtures,cubs, etc for domestic, commercial,and marine uses in Canada and the US.. Would love to hear some tips on Quality manufacturing outfits, and or trade companies that proide great value for a quality build and certified products.
      Your help is much appreciated , and this article is very insightful
      Thank you

      Diego Medina

    58. Manish at 6:51 pm

      Hello Fredrik,
      Your article is very informative . Thanks a lot for taking so much effort and gathering all important information.
      I am working on setting up a small scale manufacturing unit of LED lights . It would be really helpful to get additional information form you regarding it.

    59. Rajessh at 6:58 am

      hello,
      sir ,
      i want to import led product parts can you suggest a few companies to contact for products like led s’,heat sinks,drivers and holders

      Regards,
      Rajessh
      8121734088
      HYDERABAD
      INDIA

      1. Goodman at 11:52 am

        hi , i Goodman from Durban South Africa .I also need LedS light .So please quote me the price as soon as possible estimate 100 items of LED light .

        thank you
        Goodman
        0784504502

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    61. Kevin Hofmann at 10:08 am

      Hello Fredrik,

      We are thinking about starting a shop in with LED lights, can you give me more information about where to buy and more?

      Thanks in advance,

      Kevin Hofmann

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 10:22 am

        Hello Kevin,

        Which country are you based in?

        1. Kevin Hofmann at 10:55 am

          I’m in the Netherlands

          1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 8:51 pm

            Ok, I’ll send you an email with more information

    62. Janitha at 6:38 pm

      Hi Fedrik,
      i am from Sri Lanka. i am interesting in starting a LED house hold bulb manufacturing factory. so pls kindly tell me how to start and what i have to do first. thanks…

      Hope to hear from you soon.
      janitha.

    63. livin at 6:56 pm

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    64. livin at 6:48 pm

      Pls inform your emam il id. I want to knoyour led lights

    65. ritesh kumar at 9:09 am

      We are LED light distributor in india. We want to become whole seller of made in china LED lights but we dont have resources to import them at our own. Please let us know who are the prominent chines LED light importers in india who can supply us lights for distributionship in east part of india

    66. Ben Evans at 9:06 am

      Hi Fredrik
      Just happened to stumble across your article on LEDs thanks for the valuable information. I’m in New Zealand and looking into importing lights. Any further info regarding manufactures that will meet ASNZS standards would be much appreciated. I will be in china toward the end of the year on other business but hoping to visit a few manufacturers and maybe the Hong Kong Light Fair. Any extra info would be great.

      Cheers

      Ben

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:54 am

        Hello Ben,

        I’ve sent you an email

    67. jack denial at 3:09 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for the Details.

      I have my own business in UK for Lighting . can you give us a best solution to make some partnership with supplier or company so that we make the business global and Make the world GREEN .

      Looking forward to hear from you

    68. Jennifer Mueller at 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much for giving others insight to the led industry in China. Could you be so kind to send me information on a few manufacturers who would be most helpful in producing quality LED lighting for US compliance. Thank you again, and I look forward to your response.

    69. Guillermo Vazquez at 3:23 pm

      Hello

      Im very interested in Import leds bulbs or manufacure its in Puerto Rico. Please send me additional information.

    70. Pankaj Mall at 12:04 pm

      Hello Fred,

      Warm Greetings, and Hope you are doing good, wish to setup a LED bulb and lights plant having capacity to produce some 500 units a month.

      Or would you advice to procure from china and sell to markets like India, Middle east and Africa.

      My purpose is social initiative for green energy solution and Conservation . so I would have my own brand to sell the products at lower than market price in Saudi Arabia and Middle east.
      My requirements are Bulbs , Tube lights , down lights etc for Domestic and commercial purpose like shops and Show rooms to hospitals.

      Regards:
      Pankaj Mall
      +971 528954526

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:29 am

        Hello Pankaj,

        I’ll send you an email with more information

        1. Raham Malook at 6:26 pm

          Hi Fredrik,
          I intend to import LED light bulbs, spot lights, panel lights and associated products from China to the UK and intend to supply to trade and electrical retailers. I have been researching manufactures on the internet but there are just too many for me to identify those that can provide a good quality product for the UK market at a very competitive price. I would be grateful if you could recommend 10-20 manufactures that I should enquire with.

          Thanks

      2. Saurabh Srivastava at 8:15 am

        Hello Pankaj,

        Hope you have received appropriate reply from Fred, I am also trying to get whole sale agency / distributorship of good and less price LED bulb company, As per you mentioned in above post that you have your own brand, Can you pls share details with me if this is less and quality specific i will try to have call with you for commercial setup.

        Thanks
        Saurabh

    71. karl at 2:56 am

      Hello
      I would like to start led lighting retail showroom in india.so if i import top brand products from china showrooms how much price difference will be there…can i knw chinas price list of top brand led products like philips osram cree etc…

      1. Nick Nichols at 1:01 am

        Small shipment. 250 10 watt bulbs. Please suggest a supplier and there Web site. Need exterior lights thanks.
        Nick Nichols..Rains a lot in Oregon.

    72. BHASKAR at 1:54 pm

      thank u very much for ur valuable reply in my e-mail. I will keep in touch

    73. BHASKAR at 6:58 am

      respected sir,

      I am planning to start up a small scale industry in LED manufacturing UNIT for home based lighting purpose. kindly advice where the machinery available. cost proposal please. variants of LED bulbs are %, 7, 9 W with Taiwan chips.

      thank you

    74. Sachin Raichandel at 2:59 am

      Hi Fredrik Grönkvist

      First should thank you for providing such info,

      I would like to create in our country small manufacture of led light product such led tubelight, led bulb, downlight & panel light etc. Or to import them, but I dont’t have great idea about this bisuness.

      So, I am wondering if you can give us a best solution to make some partnership with supplier or company which they can provide us machinery and or parts to start this investment in India, and how much will cost such investment.
      Thanks in advance
      Best regards
      Sachin Raichandel

    75. Nimanshu Rathod at 1:45 pm

      Hello Fredrick,

      I have a trip to China lined up from July 23rd uptill August 5th 2014.
      I’ll be visiting Shenzhen, Guzhen, Ningbo & Shanghai for procurement of LED bulbs and LED tubelight fittings.
      I would really appreciate your view on the points to consider while screening suppliers.
      Awaiting your mail.

    76. Jimmy at 5:51 pm

      Hi,
      I like to set up small manufacturing company with EU standards lights. I would like to know which company can supply the best parts and machineries for various led lights. Plz guide me in my e mail.

    77. Brehert at 11:10 am

      Hello
      What does would a company need to start manufacturing Leds in a region like east Africa

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 12:13 pm

        I guess that comes down to local land and labor regulations. This is beyond our expertise. However, we can help you confirm national product safety regulations in African countries.

    78. harpreet at 11:28 am

      hello,
      sir ,
      i want to import led product parts can you suggest a few companies to contact for products like led s’,heat sinks,drivers and holders

    79. Amar at 7:19 am

      Hi Fredrik Grönkvist

      First should thank you for providing such info,

      I would like to create in our country small manufacture of led light product such led tubelight, led bulb, downlight & panel light etc. Or to import them, but I dont’t have great idea about this bisuness.

      So, I am wondering if you can give us a best solution to make some partnership with supplier or company which they can provide us machinery and or parts to start this investment in India, and how much will cost such investment.
      Thanks in advance
      Best regards
      Amar

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:28 am

        Hello Amar,

        I cannot comment on specific costs. This depends entirely on what machines you buy. I’ll send you an email with more information.

        1. Amar at 1:47 pm

          Thanks for the quick response

          Will be waiting for your email.

          Regards
          Amar

        2. Sachin Raichandel at 2:57 am

          Hi Fredrik Grönkvist

          First should thank you for providing such info,

          I would like to create in our country small manufacture of led light product such led tubelight, led bulb, downlight & panel light etc. Or to import them, but I dont’t have great idea about this bisuness.

          So, I am wondering if you can give us a best solution to make some partnership with supplier or company which they can provide us machinery and or parts to start this investment in India, and how much will cost such investment.
          Thanks in advance
          Best regards
          Sachin Raichandel

        3. Patrick at 7:24 am

          PLease Fredrick I need same information

    80. Seetiang Koh at 6:56 am

      Hi Fredrik,

      Thanks for your excellent insight information on LED bulb lights and finding the right manufacturer in China ! We are trading company and would like to source for a manufacturer in China to partner with us ……

      Seetiang

    81. George at 4:20 pm

      Hello Fredrik
      Lucky enough to spot your insightful article.
      We are setting up stores in Greece with mixed needs in LED lighting.
      Since we are beginning a large scale project what would be your thoughts on suppliers.
      Much appreciated if you could email me
      Many thanks
      George

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 8:04 pm

        Hello George,

        I’m happy to hear that you like our article! I’ll send you an email with more information regarding our services.

    82. Brehert at 11:40 pm

      Hello,
      Could help me with information of what’s is needed to set up a led manufacturing plant after meeting product standards and regulations.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 8:03 pm

        Hello Brehert,

        Yes, we can help you locate suppliers of LED components and machinery. However, we need to know in which country you are located, and where you intend to sell your products. Different countries and markets have different product regulations.

        1. Brehert at 9:26 am

          East Africa ; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and central Africa

    83. SANDEEP AGARWAL at 1:32 pm

      Sir,
      We are importer of Electonics product in India(Kolkata),We need to import Led Lights with Taiwan Chips and good quality in bulk,Please suggest us best manufacturer to whome we can purchase best quality Led lights.

      Thanks
      Sandeep Agarwal
      Kolkata
      India

    84. Navan at 12:41 pm

      Hello Frederick
      Thank you for your insight in LED’s.
      I am looking at importing LED lights (various types) and I would really like to hear your opinion about how to go about finding the right manufacturer (reliability and cost).

      I am also in thinking of starting a small factory in my country, Do you have any information relating to the manufacturing requirements for LED’s? Specifically related to machinery and raw materials.

      I look forward to hearing back from you.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:53 pm

        Hello Navan,

        Product requirements and regulations depends on which country you are based in. However, electronics (including LED) is regulated in most places.

        When we select suppliers, we tend to look at the following:

        a.) Compliance with EU and US product standards and regulations (this is also relevant for non-EU/US based importers, since compliance indicates a relatively high standard)

        b.) Registered capital (stay away from small traders with less than RMB 500 k in registered capital)

        c.) Main product (stay away from small and disorganized traders selling a little bit of this and that. They may be cheap, but that’s because they have a tendency to deliver substandard products and even raise the price just before you’re about to place an order)

    85. sugesh prabhakaran at 6:07 am

      Hi,
      I would like to start a small scale industry for manufacturing unit of led light products . but I don’t have great idea about this business. So, I am expecting your valuable replay in this regard and best solution to make some partnership with supplier or company which they can provide us machinery and parts.
      Thanks and regards

      sugesh prabhakaran

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 10:21 am

        Hello Sugesh,

        There are Chinese suppliers of LED manufacturing machinery. It’s rather common that Chinese manufacturers in the machinery industry send an engineer to set up the production line for foreign buyers. However, you need to decide what kind of LED lighting products you want to manufacture.

    86. Murtada Abualrahi at 12:16 pm

      Hello Frederick
      It’s very useful information about LED
      I would like to import LED lights and I really like to have your help in finding the right manufacture.
      Also in future I’m thinking of making small factory in my country, so if possible send me info on Chinese machinery and spare parts related to led manufacturing?

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 9:00 pm

        Hello Murtada,

        I will send you an email with a few questions!

    87. Toghrul at 6:55 am

      Hello Frederick!
      I would like to ask you about UV LED manufacturer in China. Do they generally deal with UV LEDs? Can you give me some information, please. Google is not giving me proper results for UV LED searches.
      Thank you!
      Toghrul

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 4:13 pm

        Hello Toghrul,

        UV LED lighting is manufactured in China. However, you’ll need to locate a supplier that is specialized in manufacturing UV LEDs. These products are built with different components, compared to other LED lighting.

    88. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:17 am

      Hello,

      Yes, i’ll send you an email with more information.

    89. Robert lennan at 3:32 am

      We are looking to import some big LED LIGHTING FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY
      HOW AND WHO DO WE GO TO TO GET AUSTRALIAN CERTIGICATION
      ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:20 am

        Hello Robert,

        Firstly, you need to confirm which standard is required by the Australian government. It’s probably regulated by an AS/NZS product safety standard. That’s the easy part.

        Sourcing Chinese suppliers that are able to comply with Australian product certification standards is very hard. I’ll send you an email with more info.

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