Lighting business landscape

We are witnessing a number of trends and transitions that are affecting the lighting industry and changing the way people use and experience light.

We serve a large and attractive market that is driven by the need for more light, energy-efficient lighting, and digital lighting. Over half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas: a figure that is expected to rise to over 70% by 2050. That means 3 billion extra city dwellers. These people will all need light. In addition, the world needs energy-efficient light in the face of rising energy prices and climate change. At the same time, the lighting industry is moving from conventional to LED lighting, which is changing the way people use, experience and interact with light. LED technology, when combined with controls and software and linked into a network, is allowing light points to achieve a degree of intelligence. This is opening up the possibility of new functionalities and services based on the transmission and analysis of data.

The lighting market is expected to grow by 4-6% on a compound annual basis between 2013 and 2016.The majority of this growth will be driven by LED-based solutions and applications – heading towards a 45% share by 2015 – and growth geographies.

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Growth geographies are the developing geographies comprising of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel) and Africa.