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The European market for lighting fixtures. Part I

XXVII Ed. , 283 pages
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Language: English
Report Code: EU.6
Publisher: CSIL
Copyright: CSIL Milano
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Author: Aurelio Volpe

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The report provides a breakdown of lighting fixtures market in 17 Western European countries by segment (Consumer and Professional lighting fixtures market), by products and applications and by light source (LED, OLED and traditional sources).

Countries covered: Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Sales data and market shares for over 100 European and International players operating in this area and country data updated to 2017. Activity trend, international trade, product trends: 2012-2017. Macroeconomic forecasts up to 2019.

Data on consumer/residential lighting are broken down by style (traditional, modern, design), while data on architectural/commercial lighting are broken down by kind of product (downlights/recessed lighting, tubes/systems/tracks, linear lighting/strips, high bays, floor and table lamps, chandeliers for commercial spaces, projectors/spotlights, wall washers, LED panels) and application (hospitality, office, retail, art and museums, entertainment, schools and infrastructures). Industrial lighting consists of lighting for industrial sites, healthcare lighting, weather resistant and explosion-proof lighting, emergency lighting, marine lighting. Outdoor lighting includes residential outdoor lighting, lighting for urban landscape, lighting for streets and major roads, area/campus lighting, lighting for tunnels and galleries, Christmas and special events lighting.

A financial analysis is based on a sample of over 500 European companies active in the lighting sector, and includes profitability ratios (EBITDA, EBIT, ROI, ROE), structure ratios, employment data and per employees’ ratios.

The analysis of lighting fixtures distribution channels in Europe covers: direct sales and contractspecialist lighting stores, furniture stores and chains, department stores, wholesalers, DIY stores, e-commerce. A breakdown of lighting fixtures sales by distribution channel is available for most of the main companies. Short profiles of key influencers for the Contract market, such as architectural offices, free-lance designers, lighting designers, are also provided.

A breakdown of lighting fixtures exports and imports for each European Country considered is provided by country and by geographical area of destination/origin, also considering the performance of the main European companies on extra EU17 markets (Central Eastern Europe, Russia and other CIS Countries, Middle East, Asia and Pacific, North America, Central-South America, Africa).

Lighting fixtures sales by product (consumer/residential lighting, architectural/commercial lighting, industrial lighting and outdoor lighting) and by European country of destination are provided for the major local and International companies operating in this market. Market shares and short profiles are also included.

Addresses of about 350 European lighting fixtures manufacturers are also provided.

Among the considered products: indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, decorative lighting, consumer lighting, residential lighting, architectural lighting, commercial lighting, industrial lighting, technical lighting, professional lighting, traditional lighting, modern lighting, design lighting, floor lamps, table lamps, wall and ceiling lamps, chandeliers, suspensions, downlights, recessed lighting, tubes, systems, tracks,  LED panels, linear lighting, strip lighting, projectors, spotlights, hospitality lighting, office lighting, retail lighting, art and museums lighting, entertainment lighting, schools and infrastructures lighting, lighting for industrial sites, healthcare lighting, emergency lighting, weather resistant and explosion-proof lighting, marine lighting, residential outdoor lighting, urban landscape lighting, streets and major roads lighting, area/campus lighting, tunnels and galleries lighting, Christmas lighting, incandescence, fluorescence, gas discharge, metal halide, LED, OLED.

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Europe 17. Lighting fixtures Market by main countries, 1989 and 2017. Percentage shares in value.


In 2017, the production of lighting fixtures in the EU17 countries registered an increase of 3.1%, reaching a total value of EUR 11,474 million. As for consumption, a total value of EUR 15 billion was recorded in the Europe 17 countries during 2017 (+2.2% compared to 2016). Growth has been by +2.9% and +1.8%, respectively, in the consumer and in the professional market.

Lighting fixtures market has grown by 10% in the LED segment, while sales of conventional lighting sources contracted by 10%. Market share rose for Philips Lighting (from 7.7% to 9.2% between 2012 and 2017), Osram, Fagerhult, Eglo, Trilux, Briloner, Trio, and Linea Light.

Average EBITDA in the lighting fixtures industry in the EU17 countries is around 9%. The companies that top the ranking in term of the profitability of employed capital (ROI) were Dextra Group (UK), Antares (ES), Foscarini (IT), Whitecroft Lighting (UK), Disano (IT), Malmbergs Elektriska (SE), Glamox (NO), Dialight (UK), F.W. Thorpe (UK), Lival (FI), Normagrup (ES), Delta Light (BE), Sg Armaturen (NO), and Leds C4 (ES). In term of revenues, the top 10 players in the European lighting fixtures arena were Philips Lighting, Zumtobel, Trilux, Fagerhult, Schréder, Eglo, Iguzzini, Glamox, and Feilo Sylvania.

In 2017, the value of exports reached EUR 10.6 billion, registering an increase of 4.7% compared to the previous year. Imports of lighting fixtures in Europe was worth EUR 14.2 billion in 2017, with a growth of 3.3% compared to 2016.

The best performing segments were: weather resistant lighting, horticulture lighting, street lighting, lighting for major infrastructure projects, and lighting controls. As far as concern distribution system, a growth was reported for the Project and the E-Commerce channels.

A breaking news of the 2018 edition of “The European market for lighting fixtures” is a retrospective assessment on the past 30 years’ of the lighting fixtures industry and a focus on the new technologies that will impact the upcoming ten.

Abstract of Table of Contents


Contents of the Report, Research tools and methodological notes; Terminology; Executive Summary

Basic data and Activity trend

Analysis of the lighting fixtures industry (production, consumption and international trade) in Europe as a whole and for each considered country, data 2012-2017 and macroeconomic forecasts up to 2019.

Retrospective assessment on the past 30 years’ of the lighting fixtures industry and focus on the new technologies that will impact the upcoming ten; highlight of some among the main events occurring in the European lighting business since 1989.

Consumer and Professional lighting fixtures market

International trade

Lighting fixtures exports and imports 2012-2017, by country and by geographical area of destination/origin

Market structure

Lighting Fixtures market analysis by segment: residential/consumer lighting, architectural/commercial lighting, industrial lighting and outdoor lighting; by style (traditional, modern, design); by product type and by destination

Lighting Fixtures market analysis by light sources: incandescence, fluorescence, LED, gas discharge/metal halide, fiber optics. Light sources used in a sample of companies and focus on LED sales of the top 50 companies.

Key drivers for the future: Human Centric Lighting (HCL), Lighting control systems, IoT, Li-Fi, Outdoor technologies and case studies, Horticulture lighting

Financial results: ROI, ROE, EBITDA and EBIT ratio for a sample of 60 companies; Employment analysis: number of employees, turnover per employee, average cost of employee, cost of employees/turnover for a sample of companies

Distribution channels

Lighting fixtures sales by distribution channel for consumer and professional luminaires: contract and direct sales, specialist lighting stores, lifestyle retailers, electrical wholesalers, DIY stores, e-commerce.

Sales by product and by country: major companies' market shares

Lighting fixtures sales, market shares and short profiles of the major European and international companies by segment, product/application and by destination country

Lighting fixtures sales of the major European companies towards extra EU countries (Central Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS countries, Middle East, Asia and Pacific, North America, Central-South America, Africa)

Appendix: Addresses of European lighting fixtures companies interviewed and/or mentioned in the Report

Selected companies mentioned:

AEC Illuminazione, Artemide, Aura Light, Aurora Lighting, Bäro, Bega, Beghelli, Blachere, Brilliant, Briloner, Cooper by Eaton, Cree, Delta Light, Dietal, Disano, DW Windsor, Eclatec, Eglo, Erco, Etap, Fagerhult, Foscarini, Flos, Glamox, Feilo Sylvania, GE Lighting, iGuzzini, Ikea, Ingo Maurer, LED Group, Led Linear, LEDS-C4, Linea Light, Lival, Lledò, L&S, LTS Licht, Louis Poulsen, Luxiona, Martin Professional, Molto Luce, Nordeon, Nordic Light, Norka, NVC, Opple, Osram, Paulmann, Performance in Lighting, Philips Lighting, Regent, Ridi, RZB, Schréder, Searchlight, Selux, SG Armaturen, SLV, Tamlite, Targetti, Thorpe, Trato, Trilux, Tulux, Viabizzuno, Waldmann, WOFI, Xal, Zumtobel

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