The United States Lighting Control Systems Industry: a Market in Transition

he total United States lighting controls market is estimated to be well over $1 billion by the end of 2013.

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 14, 2013 -- 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 customer base."

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 2019. A copy of the United
States Commercial & Industrial Lighting Control Systems market research
report can be obtained at www.verifymarkets.com.

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