The first edition of the CSIL report "The European market for outdoor lighting fixtures" has been produced using the following information sources: processing of CSIL information concerning the lighting sector at the European level; database of roughly 200 worldwide manufacturers operating in the European lighting industry; statistical and international trade data; overall documentation relating to the lighting industry available both online and offline.
The following market breakdown are considered:
Prioritary, by destination:
Residential lighting (home gardens and architectural lighting for common spaces in residential buildings);
Urban landscape lighting (city beautification, mostly architectural);
Christmas and Event lighting;
Lighting for major roads and tunnels;
Area lighting (sporting plants, parkings, petrol stations).
Residential lighting: It includes only Private demand, that can be either from households than condominiums or hospitality.
Urban landscape: Mixed traffic (vehicles, bycicles,pedestrian) frequently in city centers and anyway with a strong human presence, including commercial activities and sometimes historical monuments. Demand is both public and private. Need of perceived security, best ophtical efficience, design, visual comfort.
Major roads: It includes highways (street where traffic is almost only vehicular, high speed, long distance, must of security, maintenaince is complicated), and main city streets. Demand is Public by large majority.
Area Lighting: Huge surfaces (squares, parkings) with a somewhat difficult way to light positioning. High efficiency. We include in this segment also outdoor sporting plants.
Relevant, by kind of product:
- Wall mounted
- Pole mounted
Relevant, by kind of demand:
By kind of lighting source:
- Gas discharge
- Fiber optics
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (somewhat considered altogether as WE – Western Europe)
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (CEE – Central Eastern Europe).