The commercial lighting sector is experiencing unprecedented change with the continued growth of LEDs. The improved controllability of LEDs over legacy lighting technologies such as fluorescent, high intensity discharge (HID), and halogen has helped drive the global lighting controls market. While LEDs provide increased energy savings, controls add another level of savings—especially when combined with an LED retrofit—that helps create progress in this market. Networked controls not only increase energy savings, but also provide greater insight and analytics into lighting and other building automation systems for commercial buildings.
Building codes and standards are a leading driver in the lighting controls market. Regional codes, such as California’s Title 24, are creating a growing market for lighting controls as the state works to reduce energy use and incorporate lighting-specific requirements into its Energy Efficiency Standards. There are other codes, both in the United States and in other regions globally, that are furthering the lighting controls market through increasingly stringent lighting control standards. According to Navigant Research, revenue from networked lighting control systems across all building types globally is expected to grow at a 14.3% compound annual growth rate between 2017 and 2026.
This Navigant Research market data report analyzes the global market for intelligent lighting controls, both networked and non-networked, within commercial buildings. The report briefly covers the market issues, including key drivers and barriers, related to the lighting controls market for commercial buildings. Global market forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, and region, extend through 2026. The study examines sensors, multi-feature controls, relays, switches, ballasts, drivers, network control gear, and network services, with a specific focus on networked lighting controls.