The value of the global market for UV-C LEDs used in sterilization and purification equipment will grow at a CAGR of 56% from US$28 million in 2016 to US$257 million in 2021, according to the 2016~2021 UV LED and IR LED Application Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The UV-C LED technology is expected to advance rapidly as an increasing number of major LED suppliers are scheduled to launch related products towards the end of 2016.
In general, the UV LED technology has rapidly expanded into various application this year, with major markets being curing, sterilization and purification products. According to Wu, the total market value of the entire UV LED market worldwide is estimated to increase from US$166 million in 2016 to US$555 million in 2021, with the CAGR during the forecast period reaching a high of 27%.
2016 UV LED and IR LED Application Market Report