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Street And Roadway Lighting - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5239270
The Street and Roadway Lighting Market was valued at USD 9.44 billion in the previous year and is expected to register a CAGR of 5.66 percent, reaching USD 13.09 billion by the next five years. The increasing complexities of transportation infrastructure have increased the need for enhanced illumination on streets and roadways to ensure smooth traffic flow and people's safety on the streets while remaining cost-effective.

Key Highlights

  • Street and roadway lighting is essential for providing an energy-efficient lighting system that is suitable as per the standard design criteria for roadway lighting. It provides adequate and uniform lighting on the roads for both motorists' and pedestrians' safety. The market for street and roadway lighting is accelerating due to the growing demand for intelligent solutions in street lighting systems.
  • Roadway lighting is regarded as an essential safety feature for busy streets and highways where clear visibility is critical. According to CED Engineering, adequate lighting can reduce nighttime collisions by about 30 percent, enhancing the safety of drivers, riders, and pedestrians.
  • Street lighting is crucial because it increases pedestrian safety and visibility. Owing to their lower energy consumption compared to conventional street lamps, LED street lighting solutions can help cities become more environmentally friendly by reducing their carbon footprint. In order to reduce costs, conserve energy, and improve the adaptability, flexibility, and efficiency of public lighting infrastructure, such lighting systems can also be integrated with smart technologies. As a result, cities all over are switching out older, inefficient fixtures with LEDs.
  • Additionally, in the upcoming years, the street and roadway lighting market may grow due to improvements in energy efficiency in developing nations and wireless technology for street lighting systems. However, the need for widely accepted open standards and the rapidly rising costs of product testing could pose additional obstacles to the market's expansion for street and roadway lighting in the near future. In addition to this, the unavailability of a single networking option that works best for all smart street lights and is suitable for a city to adopt is also a significant challenge.
  • Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic scenario resulted in a global lockdown, which resulted in the closure of manufacturing facilities and severe restrictions on social movement. This impacted the general operations of LED manufacturing facilities. The disruption of the global supply chain, the lack of metals and poles, and the logistics-related services that led to the low production of street and roadway lighting were additional signs of the global impact on the LED lighting market. All of these elements could cause a slight decline in the market.

Street and Roadway Lighting Market Trends

LED Lights Segment to Exhibit Significant Growth

  • LED lights provide consistent light by improving overall visibility and providing added security for street and highway locations. They can also be paired with photocells, motion sensors, and timers to offer a lighting control system for efficient usage.
  • LED lighting is becoming increasingly common to reap the benefits of energy efficiency in the area. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an Energy Star-certified LED light bulb can utilize up to 90 percent less energy compared to traditional incandescent bulbs while saving more than USD 80 in power costs throughout its lifetime. Due to government regulations supporting energy-efficient lighting, many businesses in the U.S. are implementing LED lighting.
  • The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated that road lighting accounts for 4 percent of total global light, and a switch to LED lights can save an average of 50 percent in energy costs, which results in global savings of USD 160 billion in energy costs, and 555 million tons of CO2. Further, according to IEA, the LED penetration rate is expected to be 87.4 percent of the global lighting market by 2030.
  • Moreover, government initiatives are fueling market growth, as many governments worldwide are structuring regulations for encouraging LED adoption. For instance, in India, the government's industry, such as SLNP (Street Light National Program), an initiative to replace 21 million streetlights with LED, further contributes to the market growth.
  • Additionally, LED lighting applications provide color across the entire spectrum and thus help improve the aesthetics of outdoor spaces, bridges, roads, and buildings. For instance, in August 2022, the Government of Pittsburgh installed LED lights on three of the city's sister bridges. The installation of 601,440 colored LED lights across the three bridges that connect Downtown Pittsburgh to the North Shore will begin in September with the Rachel Carson Bridge. The project is anticipated to be finished by the end of 2023.

North America to Witness the Significant Market Share

  • The rise in smart city initiatives will cause North America to dominate the street and roadway lighting market. Additionally, expanding government initiatives to adopt LED technology for highway and roadway applications will support the growth of the region's street and roadway lighting market over the forecast period.
  • One of the key factors influencing the area's lighting market is investments in connected streetlights. Street and road lighting initiatives have already benefited numerous communities across the region. For instance, in September 2022, with the US government's historic USD 1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Signify and Upciti took the opportunity to aid cities and utilities across the United States and Canada get added value, well beyond illumination from their lighting infrastructure.
  • 12,000 streetlights in the City of Laredo were converted to LED lamps as of March 2023, making Laredo the first City in the state of Texas to accomplish such a conversion, according to officials. Additionally, Dallas city officials discussed significantly switching to LED streetlights in March 2022. The City owns about 15,000 streetlights in Dallas, nearly half of which are LEDs.
  • The demand for LED lights is expected to increase in the United States between 2020 and 2035, particularly for outdoor uses, according to the Department of Energy. By 2025, 93 percent of outdoor lighting installations are expected to be LED lighting, making it the most popular type across all industries, primarily for connected street lights.
  • Furthermore, to make the City's streetlights more energy-efficient, the Alabama City Council approved a USD 4.7 million cost-saving agreement with NORESCO Energy Services in February 2022. Work started on installing LED lights all over the City. The Town of Blountsville and Alabama Power also signed a new LED streetlights contract in April 2022. The price will likely be reduced because the town's expenses will be dispersed over three years. The City will save an estimated USD 128 per month with the power savings strategy. These developments are anticipated to increase the region's demand for LED lighting.

Street and Roadway Lighting Industry Overview

The street and roadway lighting market is fragmented and highly competitive owing to the presence of many regional and international players across the globe. Some of the significant players are Signify, OSRAM, and Cree, among others.

In June 2023, The Government of India approved the installation of 90,000 smart street lights on all the roads maintained by the Public Works Department (PWD) in Delhi to eliminate dark spots and bolster women's security. The government stressed a robust central monitoring system for ensuring the uninterrupted functioning of the lights.

In February 2023, The Monroe City Council announced the approval of a motion to submit a grant request to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) to convert street lights around the city to light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. After approval, the grant is expected to cover up to 80 percent of the capital costs the city would incur in the conversion.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Increased Demand for Intelligent Solutions in Street Lighting Systems
5.1.2 Increasing Adoption of Smart City Infrastructure
5.2 Market Restraints
5.2.1 High Installation Cost of Smart Lighting
6.1 Lighting Type
6.1.1 Conventional Lighting
6.1.2 Smart Lighting
6.2 Light Source
6.2.1 LEDs
6.2.2 Fluorescent Lamps
6.2.3 High-intensity Discharge Lamps
6.3 Offering
6.3.1 Hardware Lights and Bulbs Luminaires Control Systems
6.3.2 Software and Services
6.4 Power
6.4.1 Below 50W
6.4.2 Between 50W - 150W
6.4.3 More Than 150W
6.5 Application
6.5.1 Highways
6.5.2 Street and Roadways
6.6 Geography
6.6.1 North Ameroca
6.6.2 Europe
6.6.3 Asia-Pacific
6.6.4 Latin America
6.6.5 Middle East and Africa
7.1 GE Current
7.1.1 Cree Inc. (Wolfspeed Inc.)
7.1.2 Signify Holding
7.1.3 OSRAM Licht AG
7.1.4 DCD Technologies ME FZCO
7.1.5 Hubbell Inc
7.1.6 Zumbotel Group (Thorn Lighting)
7.1.7 LED roadway lighting Ltd
7.1.8 Acuity Brands, Inc.
7.1.9 Syska LED Lights Pvt. Ltd.