TrendForce Global LED Lighting Market Outlook 2021–2022: General Lighting, Horticultural Lighting, and Smart Lighting

Published Date: 2021-09-01 10:00:58 Views: 160

According to TrendForce’s latest report “2021 Global Lighting LED and LED Lighting Market Outlook-2H21”, the LED general lighting market has comprehensively recovered with increasing demand for niche lighting, leading to growth in global markets of LED general lighting, horticultural lighting, and smart lighting in 2021–2022 to different extents.

A Remarkable Recovery in the General Lighting Market

As vaccination coverage increases in various countries, economies worldwide begin to recuperate. Since 1Q21, the LED general lighting market has witnessed a strong recovery. TrendForce estimates that the global LED lighting market size will reach USD 38.199 billion in 2021 with a YoY growth rate of 9.5%.

The following four factors have made the general lighting market thrive:

1. With increasing vaccination rates worldwide, economic recoveries have emerged; Recoveries in the commercial, outdoor, and engineering lighting markets are particularly fast.

2. Rising prices of LED lighting products: As raw material costs rise, lighting brands businesses continue raising product prices by 3%–15%.

3. Along with governments’ energy conservation and carbon reduction policies targeting carbon neutrality, LED-based energy conservation projects have kicked off, thereby stimulating growth in LED lighting penetration. As TrendForce indicates, the market penetration of LED lighting will reach 57% in 2021.

4. The pandemic has prompted LED lighting companies to shift to produce lighting fixtures with digitalized smart dimming and controllable functions. In the future, the lighting sector will focus more on product value added by the systemization of connected lighting and human-centric lighting (HCL).

A Promising Future for the Horticultural Lighting Market

TrendForce’s latest research shows that the global LED horticultural lighting market rocketed by 49% in 2020 with the market size hitting USD 1.3 billion. The market size is projected to top USD 4.7 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 30% between 2020 and 2025.

Two factors are expected to drive such substantial growth:

1. Because of policy incentives, LED horticultural lighting in North America has expanded to recreational and medical cannabis markets.

2. An increase in the frequency of extreme weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of food safety for consumers and the localization of produce supply chains, which then stimulate food growers’ demand for cultivating crops like leaf vegetables, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Constant Growth in the Penetration of Smart Streetlights

To overcome economic turmoil, governments worldwide have expanded infrastructure construction projects, including those in North America and China. Particularly, road construction is the most heavily invested. Further, penetration rates of smart streetlights have risen as well as the price increases. Accordingly, TrendForce forecasts that the smart streetlight market will expand by 18% in 2021 with a 2020–2025 CAGR of 14.7%, which is higher than the overall average of the general lighting market. Finally, despite uncertainties over the global economic effects of COVID-19, numerous lighting manufacturers managed to create healthier, smarter, and more convenient lighting experiences using professional solutions that combine lighting products with digital systems. These companies have thus witnessed steady growth in their revenue. Revenue in lighting companies is projected to increase by 5%–10% in 2021.