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Fast Growth Stimulated by Technology Convergence, Smart Buildings, and Energy Efficiency
The European lighting control systems market is poised for a period of strong growth. Driven by energy efficiency needs, LED lighting penetration, and the on-going emergence of smart buildings, Frost & Sullivan expects the next 5 years to witness intensified competition. This will be accompanied by a period of technology convergence that will also bring new entrants to the market from adjacent sectors. Germany and the United Kingdom will remain the largest markets in Europe, but a number of countries, such as France, will increase their market share during the forecast period.
Executive Summary—Life Cycle Analysis by Country
High environmental awareness supported by effective regulations and incentive schemes; Denmark is most advanced
High degree of LCS networked into BAS; significant long-term potential in street lighting and industrial applications
Vibrant market with more than X? competitors from a variety of backgrounds
Advanced market for energy saving lighting controls, especially in the Netherlands
Strict legislation (Reglementation Thermique – RT 2012) is propelling the market into a high growth phase
High electricity costs, however, faster growth is hindered by difficult investment climate
Large new buildings equipped with LCS, but still a small retrofit market
Executive Summary—Competitive Convergence
Lighting Control Systems
More than 150 participants - Increasing rivalry
Building Automation Companies
(such as Schneider Electric, ABB, Crestron)
Lighting Equipment Companies
(such as Philips Lighting, Osram, Zumtobel, Helvar, iGuzzini, Trilux)
Component Manufacturers, Utilities, Telcos, Facility Management (FM) Firms and Other
(such as Theben, RWE, Telefonica, ISS, WAGO)
Lighting Control Systems Specialists
(such as Lutron, Simmtronic, Easylux, Servodan)
1. The European LCS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of X?% from 2012 to 2018.
2. Growth is largely driven by energy savings and new opportunities linked to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
3. The market is growing across all geographies and segments. Offices remain the largest user segment.
4. Open standards continue to drive the integration of LCS into building and home automation (HA).
5. The market is highly fragmented with new entrants coming, for example, from utilities and telecommunications.
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
Is the European LCS market growing, how long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
Are the existing competitors in the European LCS market structured correctly to meet customer needs?
Is this an industry or a market? Will these companies continue to exist or will they get acquired by other companies? Will the products/services become features in other markets?
How will the structure of the market change over time? Is it ripe for acquisitions?
Are the products/services offered currently meeting customer needs or is there additional development needed?
Are the suppliers in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their business to the next level?
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