GVR Report cover Architectural Lighting Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Architectural Lighting Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Ballast, Lamps), By Application (Indoor, Outdoor), By Source, By End-user (Commercial, Residential, Industrial), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-445-1
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global architectural lighting market size was estimated at USD 8.94 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing prominence of architectural lighting across independent bungalows, condos, community houses, skyscrapers, residential buildings, malls, office space, hotels, public offices, and industrial lofts, among others. Furthermore, architectural lighting is highly compatible with sensors that help manage lighting usage and save energy and money. Furthermore, the growing demand for decorative luxury lighting also augurs well for the growth of the market. Consumers striving to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their homes and other premises typically prefer premium decorative lighting.

U.S. architectural lighting market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The shape of such light bulbs plays a vital role in defining the fixture design required for different types of chandeliers and downlights. For instance, B-type and C-type bulbs are used to ensure a unique visual appeal and lighting for chandeliers, wall sconces, pendant lights, night lights, and other decorative home lighting.

Smart lighting solutions also play a key role in reducing energy consumption and heat dissipation and subsequently contribute to achieving sustainability and social equity goals. As such, companies operating in the market are investing aggressively in R&D to develop advanced architectural lighting based on the latest technologies to attract potential business clients and enhance brand recognition. For instance, in May 2023, smart lighting company Lumary launched Smart UFO LED High Bay Light, equipped with voice control supporting Google Assistant and Alexa and also controllable via the Lumary App. Lumary’s Smart UFO LED High Bay Light comes with a power rating of 150W but can be adjusted according to the color, temperature, and brightness using efficient 145Lm/W LED chips. The light can achieve 100% energy efficiency as compared to 300W HPS lamps when a typical warehouse is lit for one hour. Such initiatives being pursued by the market players to launch new, innovative smart architectural lighting bode well for the growth of the market over the forecast period.

The continued integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technology into architectural lighting solutions to enhance their flexibility and ambiance is driving the demand for smart architectural lighting. Smart architectural lighting comprises several components, including lighting fixtures, which enable users to adjust or control the lighting in line with the ambient lighting to ensure a comfortable ambiance. Smart architectural lighting uses various wireless communication protocols, such as Wi-Fi, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI), Bluetooth, Sigfox, and EnOcean, for the networking of the necessary components. Furthermore, the growing preference for smart and Wi-Fi-enabled lighting is emerging as one of the prominent drivers driving the growth of the market. Moreover, advances in technology are simplifying the integration of various functions, such as voice control and ambient sensing, in lighting systems, thereby diversifying and widening the scope of smart architectural lighting end-users. These factors can further drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Light Emitting Diode (LED) architectural lighting has emerged as the most popular architectural lighting solution owing to the benefits, such as extended lifespan, reduced energy consumption, and lower maintenance requirements, associated with it. The U.S. Department of Energy estimated the energy saved due to the adoption of LED lighting by the end of 2027 at 348 terawatt hours. LED lights consume less energy and offer a longer lifespan than conventional lighting systems. LED lights tend to dim over time but do not fail or burn out like incandescent bulbs. Depending on the quality of the product, LED lights offer a lifespan of approximately 30,000-50,000 hours. On the contrary, an average incandescent bulb typically lasts about 1,000 hours, while a fluorescent bulb lasts approximately 8,000-10,000 hours. The longer operational lifespan of LED lamps, the comparatively lower costs for switching from conventional lighting to LED lighting, and the subsequent reduction in maintenance expenses are opening new opportunities for the adoption of LED architectural lighting. These factors would further drive the market growth during the forecast period.

The adoption costs associated with architectural lighting typically include direct and indirect expenses incurred throughout the complete life cycle of using an architectural lighting product, from procurement and installation to deployment. Architectural lighting also needs regular maintenance to keep them running, which adds to their operational costs. This can lead to relatively higher adoption costs and discourage the adoption of architectural lighting. The lack of proper understanding and information about the capabilities of LED lighting and potential cost reductions can even lead to higher implementation costs. As a result, some consumers or organizations may not consider investing in LED lighting. A typical conventional consumer considers the product's pricing as crucial rather than focusing on the product’s long-term benefits, which means relatively higher adoption costs can particularly restrain the adoption of LED architectural lighting. Nevertheless, adequate consumer education and efforts toward raising consumer awareness can aid in eliminating this barrier gradually.

Component Insights

In terms of component, the ballasts segment held the largest market share of over 15% in 2022. The demand for ballast control circuits for use in various LED lamps and HID lamps is growing worldwide. Ballasts are available in two types, namely magnetic and electric. Electric ballasts tend to be smaller in size and lighter in weight, ensure longer lamp operating life, and offer lesser potential for heat and noise generation compared to that of magnetic ballasts. Moreover, electric ballasts can send over 50,000 pulses per second to the lamp against up to 120 current pulses per second sent by magnetic ballasts. Nevertheless, the amount of current sent to the lamp can change depending on the condition of the lamp. For instance, if the lamp is cold, ballasts send frequent and longer current pulses, which become less frequent and shorter once the lamp warms up.

The lamps segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the growing demand for both outdoor and indoor lighting solutions. The demand for lamps is particularly growing in line with the initiatives being pursued by several governments to light up public areas and ensure a convenient ambiance for the general public. Market players are adopting various business strategies to increase their customer base and cement their position in the market. For instance, in June 2023, professional lighting solution provider SGM Light launched i-1 Linear for architectural façade. The new light boasts a CX Marine corrosion resistance body and features a dynamic channel drive for maximum color intensity, two LED engines, three length options, seven different optics, and various output levels.

Source Insights

In terms of source, the light-emitting diode (LED) segment held the largest market share of over 25% in 2022. LED architectural lighting is anticipated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period owing to favorable initiatives being pursued by various governments to encourage energy-efficient lighting solutions, such as LED lighting, the shifting consumer focus toward LED lights, and the diversified LED lighting portfolio being offered by the market players. LED lighting solutions are considered highly energy efficient and they also offer other green benefits, such as rapid cycling. LED technology converts up to 95% of the energy supply compared to fluorescents' which convert only up to 60-70% of energy, while the rest is wasted as heat. The LED’s higher efficiency indicates a higher amount of light generation in lesser power consumption. For instance, one meter of 25-watt white LED stripe can illuminate the same area illuminated by two 70-watt halogen bulbs.

The High-intensity Discharge (HID) segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period. HID lights are generally used by end-users that require a high intensity of light covering a larger area. Hence, these lights are particularly used in end-users involving public areas and large-sized spots, such as retail stores and stadiums. For instance, HIDs are considerably used by operators of retail stores to enhance the shopping experience for consumers by ensuring a well-lit ambiance. The ability of HID lighting to cover larger areas and provide sharp beams is expected to drive the growth of the segment. However, the segment is poised for relatively slower growth in the wake of the rising adoption of LED lighting.

Application Insights

In terms of application, the indoor segment held the largest market share of over 75% in 2022. The number of residential projects being undertaken worldwide is rising in line with the growing population and continued urbanization, thereby creating robust growth opportunities for architectural lighting for various indoor end-users, such as residential and commercial lighting, including office lighting. For instance, in April 2023, LSI Industries Inc., a visual image solution provider, announced its selection as the lightning partner for a newly launched Electric Vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Plans envisaged LSI Industries Inc.’s LED lighting solutions being used to illuminate the office and factory spaces of the EV battery complex. Such developments are expected to drive the demand for indoor architectural lighting over the forecast period.

The outdoor segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period.The aggressive programs being pursued by various governments worldwide to encourage the use of energy-efficient lighting solutions for outdoor end-users are expected to drive the adoption of LED architectural lighting, thereby driving the growth of the segment. Columns, roadways, and pathway lights form the essential components of city infrastructure. On the contrary, using LED architectural lighting for outdoor end-users can ensure high durability and superior directional lighting while guaranteeing high energy efficiency. These capabilities and benefits associated with LED architectural lighting are expected to drive the growth of the outdoor segment over the forecast period.

End-user Insights

The commercial segment held the largest market share of over 50% in 2022. The unabated commercial development, particularly in the hospitality industry, is driving the demand for outdoor landscape and architectural lighting. The growing real estate business, backed by the continued infrastructural development, also bodes well for the growth of the segment over the forecast period. For instance, in April 2023, Diversified Partners, Scottsdale real estate developers announced the hotel restaurant, office, and retail space development over 11 acres of land in the Mercy Medical area in Gilbert, Arizona. The construction of such commercial properties will propel the demand for architectural lighting in the region.

Global architectural lighting market share and size, 2022

The residential segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period. The demand for residential architectural lighting depends on multiple factors, including purchase capacity, standard of living, personal choices, need for lighting, and government regulations. Advances in LED lighting are making LED architectural lighting more affordable and propelling its adoption in residential end-users. In June 2023, Signify Holdings’ subsidiary PureEdge Lighting, a lighting solution provider, launched Pure Smart architectural lighting and controls featuring a 5-channel light engine, more than 85,000 tunable white tones, and over 16 million colors. These lightings are available with WiZ Pro wireless controls enabling wireless lighting control with enhanced User Interface (UI). Such product launches are expected to drive the demand for architectural lighting for residential end-users over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Based 0n region, Asia Pacific held the largest revenue share of over 45% in 2022. Asia Pacific is witnessing rapid urbanization with several cities undergoing immense growth and expansion. Architectural lighting is essential for upgrading urban landscapes, improving cityscapes, and creating attractive environments. Many APAC countries are concerned with energy savings and environmental sustainability. LED lighting technology is widely used due to its energy-saving properties and long lifespan. Governments in the region are encouraging the use of LEDs through legislation and incentives. The region has a rich cultural heritage with numerous ancient sites, temples, and landmarks. Architectural lighting is widely used for illuminating and maintaining historic sites, highlighting the architecture, and preserving its cultural relevance. These factors would further drive the growth of the regional market during the forecast period.

Architectural Lighting Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Middle East & Africa (MEA) is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period. The MEA market is expected to register a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The region has been witnessing an increasing adoption of LED architectural lighting as governments in the Middle East & Africa are aggressively pursuing initiatives to encourage the adoption of energy-efficient lighting. For instance, in June 2023, Shoprite Holdings Ltd., a retailer based in South Africa, announced that the company saved USD 17.5 billion in electricity costs in the financial year 2022-2023 as a result of the installation of LED lighting across its stores located across 11 countries across Africa. The company had installed 1,001,932 LED lightbulbs across its 1,647 distribution centers and supermarkets. These factors would further drive the growth of the regional market during the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players operating in the market include Acuity Brands, Inc.; Cree Lighting; Delta Lighting.; and Signify Holding to broaden their product offering, companies utilize a variety of inorganic growth tactics, such as regular mergers acquisitions, and partnerships. In August 2023, Acuity Brand, Inc. expanded its lighting product range by introducing new FMLR Round and FMLSQ Square Flush Mounts. These flush mounts provide flexible and attractive lighting options for various locations. They are available in circular and square shapes to suit various design preferences and uses, offering practicality and improved aesthetic appeal. Some prominent players in the global architectural lighting market include:

  • Acuity Brands, Inc.

  • Cree Lighting

  • Delta Light

  • GE Current

  • GVA Lighting

  • Hubbell

  • OSRAM GmbH

  • Panasonic Corporation

  • Signify Holding

  • Siteco GmbH

  • Technical Consumer Products, Inc.

  • Zumtobel Group AG

  • Feilo Sylvania

  • TCP International Holdings Ltd.

  • Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 

Architectural Lighting Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 9.52 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 15.98 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

September 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Segments covered

Component, source, application, end-user, region

Key companies profiled

Acuity Brands, Inc.; Cree Lighting; Delta Light; GE Current; GVA Lighting; Hubbell; OSRAM GmbH; Panasonic Corporation; Signify Holding; Siteco GmbH; Technical Consumer Products, Inc.; Zumtobel Group AG; Feilo Sylvania; TCP International Holdings Ltd; Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

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Global Architectural Lighting Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global architectural lighting market report based on component, source, end-user, application, and region.

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Lamp Holders

    • Ballasts

    • Lamps

    • Lenses/Shades

    • Trims

    • Wiring

    • Reflectors

    • Others

  • Source Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Incandescent Lights

    • Fluorescent Lights

    • Light-emitting diode (LED)

    • High-Intensity Discharge (HID)

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Indoor

    • Outdoor

  • End-user Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Commercial

    • Residential

    • Industrial

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • U.A.E

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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