The report “LEDs and the worldwide market for connected lighting”, now in its thirteenth edition, was processed using the following data sources:
- Information collected on approximately 400 worldwide manufacturers operating in the lighting industry. The information was gathered either through active participation (direct replies to an interview or completion of a questionnaire) or through company balance sheets, available figures and estimates;
- Analysis of CSIL databases for lighting fixtures at country, regional and worldwide level;
- Official statistics for international trade data and country macroeconomic indicators;
- General documentation relating to the lighting industry available both online and offline.
An analysis of main destination segments follows (fourth chapter): Residential/Consumer, Hospitality, Retail, Office, Institutional, Healthcare, Art & Museum, Industrial, Hazardous environment, Architectural outdoor lighting, Street and Tunnel lighting.
Estimated stock of LED lighting and connected items is also provided.
Follow an analysis of distribution channels (projects, specialists, lifestyle, DIY, wholesalers, e-commerce) and profitability (EBITDA, ROE, ROA) for 100 players (chapters five and six).
Chapter 7 shows market shares of top 50 players for LED Lighting as a whole, and by segment: Residential and Hospitality, Office/Healthcare/public premises, Retail/Entertainment/Art Venues, Industrial, Residential/Architectural outdoor, Street/Area/Tunnel lighting.
Chapter 8 shows market shares of top 50 players in the LED lighting arena by geographic area: Europe, Russia/Turkey and CIS Countries, North America, Central-South America, China, India, Japan, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
A Chapter on main suppliers of LED packaged and chips, LED drivers and modules is provided as chapter 9.
Research tools: 200 interviews with manufacturers and retailers of lighting fixtures worldwide, trade data, balance-sheets, IP patents, geolocation, web analysis and 30-years of CSIL experience in the Lighting sector.
The geographical classification of the 70 monitored countries is as follows:
- North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States;
- Central and South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela;
- European Union (27) + United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland: Austria, Belgium (including Luxembourg), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom;
- Russia, Serbia, Turkey and CIS Countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine;
- Asia Pacific; Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam;
- Middle East and Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates;
Considered segments and products
- Residential/Consumer lighting fixtures includes indoor products such as floor and table lighting, suspensions, chandeliers, wall lighting, but also spot lights or downlights when used for application in the house. Residential outdoor is aggregated in the “Outdoor” segment and should account not much more than 5% on a total (indoor+outdoor) residential lighting market.
- Commercial/Architectural lighting fixtures includes indoor products for Hospitality (hotels, restaurants.), Offices, Shops (“big box”, luxury), museums and other places of entertainment, Institutions and big infrastructures (schools, airports…), including downlights, low and high voltage spotlights and professional projectors, decorative lighting with size or other characteristics designed for markets like hotels, shops, offices, restaurants.
- Industrial lighting fixtures includes indoor products for industrial plants, warehouses, weather resistant and explosion-proof lighting, emergency lighting, marine and healthcare lighting.
- Outdoor lighting fixtures includes garden lighting and architectural lighting for common spaces in residential building (together as “Residential”), architectural lighting for city centres (“city beautification”), street lighting and lighting for major roads (pole mounted), lighting for tunnels and galleries, campus/area lighting (sporting plants, petrol stations, and other “large area” spaces), Christmas and special events lighting.
- Lamps (separately LED and Conventional)
- Connected lighting. As just one piece of the extensive Internet of Things (IoT) field, connected lighting is described as the connection of lighting, controls, and sensors to a local network that can be monitored and controlled, either wired or wireless, through a dashboard accessed by a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The lighting system may or may not be connected with other building systems, such as HVAC and security systems. Main segmentations: - Residential/commercial indoor/outdoor items; - Wired/wireless. Standardization of solutions is still on the way but we can first remind, as actors in this direction: The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), with its release of Bluetooth mesh, and the DALI Alliance, going to specify a standardized interface that will enable D4i certified luminaires and DALI-2 devices to be deployed within qualified Bluetooth mesh lighting control networks. To be also reminded the distinction among connected points (luminaires that are effectively linked with an interface), and so called “ready to future” (the lighting item includes a smart LED driver, but it is not connected.