The lighting control systems marketplace has been in a state of transition in recent years.
Changing energy efficiency codes, new construction project increases,
wireless technology benefits, increases in LED lighting adoption and
conservation initiatives have been the key factors driving the growth
of the lighting control systems market in the US. The total United
States lighting controls market is estimated to be well over $1 billion
by the end of 2013. This figure includes lighting controls, devices,
systems and gears. The market is expected to show a considerable growth
through the forecast period. The systems market is expected to grow at
a much faster rate.
Title 24 in California is at the forefront of establishing a national
standard. By January 2014, this change in code will require automatic
daylight harvesting controls be added to many commercial buildings.
Additionally, occupancy sensing functionality will also be mandated for
many applications. This change in code is the most significant driver
in the market, as end-users tend not to adopt control technology
improvement unless mandated.
Due to the increasing complexity of lighting control system
specification, design, sales and installation, value-chain participants
have had to adapt to the changing market dynamics. This circumstance
has led to a number of end-users looking at alternative sales channels
and other value-chain participants adjusting their business model
appropriately. One such example is a change in the electrical
distribution model. In recent years, many electrical distributors have
established sales channels through energy audit teams, specifically
targeting the retrofit marketplace. Some of these distributors include
Graybar, Gexpro, Rexel, Facility Solutions Group (FSG), Crescent
(CESCO), among others.
"The market is very much in a state of transition," states principal
analyst Anthony Miller. "I expect a great deal of consolidation and a
change in the structure of how manufacturers sell to and support their
Project specification can be influenced by a variety of different
value-chain stakeholders. Lighting specification can occur by
architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers, manufacturers,
sales representatives, lighting agents or value added resellers (VARs).
The key participants in the distributed lighting control systems market
include Acuity, Lutron, WattStopper, Encelium, Enlighted, Daintree,
Redwood Systems, Digital Lumens, among others.
The market research report also highlights the panel-based lighting
control systems category. Key participants in this marketplace include
Schneider Electric / Square D, Lutron, WattStopper, Cooper Controls,
Hubbell Building Automation, Leviton, General Electric and others.
This study captures market size estimates for lighting control systems.
It provides market drivers, restraints, industry trends, problem areas
and improvement measures, market share analysis, breakdown by
distributor and a synopsis of the channel paths and value chain. The
base year of the study is 2012 and revenue forecasts are provided up to