General Purpose Lighting Fixtures in the US by Product, Market and Region, 14th Edition

Lighting Fixture Demand Will Grow Steadily Amid Expansion in Construction and High-Efficiency Lighting Markets

Lighting Fixtures

Because lighting fixtures are installed at the point of new construction and renovations, the overarching trends are linked to variations in construction activity. However, upgrade and retrofit trends associated with energy efficiency, along with high-value developments in new product innovations, will propel demand in different ways.

Key Findings in the Lighting Fixture Study:

Fixture Replacements Will Continue to Boost Growth as Lighting Systems are Overhauled to Improve Energy Efficiency

Particularly in nonresidential building and roadway applications, fixture sales will be boosted by upgrades for the sake of improving lighting systems’ energy efficiency. Businesses, utilities, and municipalities are often proactive in making such upgrades, since roadway, commercial, and industrial lighting can be energy-intensive applications, allowing for significant reductions in operating costs when older fixtures and light sources are replaced with LED lighting.

Many users, especially consumers with less of a budget for lighting overhauls, will prefer to retrofit existing fixtures, and plenty of retrofit light sources are available for this purpose. Further, many other energy-saving upgrades, such as occupancy sensors, often do not require fixture replacement, and these can even lower replacement rates by reducing the strain placed on fixtures and extending their service lives. However, many users will opt for new fixtures optimized for the greatest efficiency and energy savings.

Trends in Upgrades Will Vary by End Market

Despite the widespread interest in energy-saving upgrades in nonresidential markets, the residential market has a different perspective. Homeowners are more likely to adapt energy-efficient LED bulbs to existing fixtures rather than redo their lighting systems in order to retain fixtures of a particular style and to limit costs and replacement hassles. Manufacturers still need to work to make a compelling case to consumers for upgrades as a value proposition. However, consumers’ concern with their fixtures’ aesthetic value will sustain occasional replacement in addition to installations tied to new construction.

LEDs and Smart Technology Will Affect Fixture Design as Lighting Becomes a More Value-Added Market

The growing dominance of LED lighting will continue to change the way fixtures are designed, both functionally and aesthetically. Increasingly, LEDs are integrated directly into fixtures, freeing designers from having to accommodate a light bulb. LEDs can be used in compact and modular arrangements, which will allow LED-integrated fixtures to take on new shapes and sizes. This will create significant new opportunities for manufacturers, and as new styles are introduced, they are likely to inspire new interest in replacing older fixtures.

Smart lighting technologies – such as wireless controls, occupancy sensors, and automatic switches – are still typically located outside of fixtures, either in bulb products or control networks. Nevertheless, as these features are further developed, fixtures will continue to be enhanced for compatibility and optimized performance.

Study Coverage

This industry study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (nonportable fixtures, portable fixtures, and parts and accessories), market (construction markets and consumer and commercial markets), and region (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Acuity Brands, Cree, Eaton (Cooper Lighting), Energizer, Evolution Lighting, Flex, General Electric, Generation Brands, Hubbell, LSI Industries, Mag Instrument, Masco (LD Kichler), MLS Company, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), and Valmont Industries.

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