Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market has been segmented by Vehicle Type (Mid-Segment Passenger Cars, Sports Cars, Premium Vehicles), Application Type (Front, Rear), by Component type (Controller, Sensors/ Camera, Lamp Assembly, and Others), and by Sales Channel Type (OEM, and Aftermarket) and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers market size and forecast for Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market in Value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market Size
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market was valued at USD 34.34 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 49.53 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR above 6% during the forecast period (2022 – 2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market owing to the shutdown of manufacturing facilities and decreased vehicle production. However, post-pandemic demand started restoring as the market growth was supported by the growing automotive and its associated components industry.

One of the major factors driving the growth of the Automotive Adaptive Headlights market is the increasing adoption of various vehicles, such as autonomous vehicles, commercial vehicles, and others, combined with the electrification of the automotive industry around the world. This is affecting the demand for this product, including adaptive front lighting systems. Furthermore, LED headlights to improve safety, lowering the overall number of vehicle collisions. As a result, the industry's expansion is accelerated.

Furthermore, the government's rising measures in the form of rules and regulations to promote the use of adaptive headlights, as well as the high adoption rate of driver assistance systems, propel the Automotive Adaptive Headlights business forward. In addition, technological advancement in automotive adaptive lighting is expected to stimulate demand in the market during the forecast period.

Europe and North America, followed by Asia-Pacific expected to capture significant market shares during the forecast period owing to the growth rate of the automotive industry in this region. The key factors driving the growth of the market in these regions are an increasing need for technologically advanced features for passenger safety and productivity coupled with the incentive to increase manufacturing activities. The emergence of developing countries such as China, India, Japan, and other, increase in purchasing power, high investment in electric vehicle production, and increasing government initiatives for the adoption of adaptive headlights drives the growth of this market.

Scope of the report

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market is segmented by Vehicle Type, Application Type, Component Type, Sales Channel, and Geography. By Vehicle Type, the market is segmented into Mid-Segment Passenger Cars, Sports Cars, and Premium Vehicles.

By Application Type, the market is segmented into Front, Rear. By Component type, the market is segmented into Controller, Sensors/ Camera, Lamp Assembly, and Others, and by Sales Channel Type, the market is segmented into OEM and Aftermarket. By Geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. For each segment, market sizing and forecast have been done on the basis of value (USD billion).

By Vehicle Type
Mid-Segment Passenger Cars
Sports Cars
Premium Vehicles
By Type
By Component Type
Sensors/ Camera
Lamp Assembly
By Sales Channel Type
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Front Lighting Segment of Market Likely to Grow Significantly During the Forecast period

Adaptive front lights are a part of the active safety systems designed to make driving at night or in low-light conditions safer by increasing visibility around curves and over hills. Advanced Front-lighting (AFL) system optimizes light distribution from the headlights according to the changing driving and road circumstances. The adoption of the automotive AFLS is increasing due to the growing number of road accidents at night, resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. For instance, European legislation is trying to reduce fatalities by encouraging the inclusion of an increased number of safety systems in vehicles.

Depending on vehicle speed and steering input, the system projects the low-beam headlights in the direction the driver intends to travel. Thereby, it saves time and effort for the driver helping him to concentrate on driving. The system provides an optimized vision to the driver during the night and other poor-sight conditions of the road by adapting the headlight angle and light intensity. For instance:

  • Bosch intelligent headlight control utilizes a video camera to automatically adjust the low beam or high beam lights range. The adaptive lighting system not only controls the range or segmentation of the light but can also manipulate the width of the beam according to traffic conditions.
  • Whereas BMW Adaptive Headlights come with optional glare-free High Beam Assist, which controls the headlights' main beam for proper illumination. In this system, an image sensor inside the front mirror looks after the lighting conditions and the traffic ahead of 400 meters.

Apart from all these factors, demand for heavy commercial vehicles with advanced safety features, such as adaptive headlights and traffic sensors, in the logistics and transportation industries is also increasing. Moreover, rising road safety concerns among truck drivers and fleet owners are resulting in the demand for adaptive front-lighting technology solutions, which, in turn, is driving the market growth.

Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market Share

Europe is Expected to Hold Major Market Share During the Forecast Period

Government norms and regulations drive the automotive market in Europe. These regulations have prompted OEMs to develop advanced automotive lighting systems. There has been a significant advancement in the safety and driver assistance systems, driving the adoption of automotive adaptive lighting significantly in the region.

Luxury car manufacturers and premium brands offer high-end cars, but now many automakers implement ADAS and adaptive lighting technology in entry-level cars. A consistent increase in the demand for compact and mid-sized cars equipped with advanced safety features will ultimately propel the growth of the region's adaptive lighting market. Vehicle manufacturers in Europe are designing, prototyping, and testing the possibilities for external lighting. For example,

  • Polestar has introduced advanced lighting technology to the compact premium electric vehicle segment on its Polestar 2 fastback. Developed in Scandinavia, the car is well adapted to even the darkest of nights and days.
  • Volkswagen is working on a technology that projects a pair of red warning lines on the road when a car is turning around, thereby letting pedestrians know where the danger zone is and presumably eliminating the problem of backing out of a high-fenced driveway into the path of a cyclist on the footpath.
  • Similarly, in Hella adaptive headlight systems, the company’s VarioX® module is combined with a swiveling module. There is a cylinder that can be rotated in its longitudinal axis in the combination of the light source and the lens. The cylinder's outer surface generates different light distributions on the road, and the stepper motor turns the cylinder to the required position within milliseconds.

On the basis of the aforementioned factors, Europe is expected to hold a dominant share in Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market during the forecast period.

Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market is dominated by various international and regional players such as Osram Licht AG, Valeo Group, HELLA KGaAHueck& Co., and Stanley Electric Co. Ltd. These companies are focusing on strategic collaborative initiatives to expand their market shares and profitability. In contrast, major automakers are offering adaptive headlights in their upcoming models. For instance,

  • In April 2021, Engineers at Ford research and advanced engineering Europe were testing predictive smart light system technology that uses real-time location data to effectively show the car the way to go. The prototype advanced lighting system uses GPS location data, advanced technologies, and highly accurate street geometry information to accurately identify turns in the road ahead.
  • In 2019, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, and the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors in Soest, completed a prototype lighting system based on laser technology. The prototype for a high-resolution headlamp module consists of a laser light source in the headlamp.
  • Renault announced that the 2020 Renault Talisman would be offered adaptive headlights with LED MATRIX technology and dynamic LED indicators. Renault also updated its minivan Espace for the 2020 model year. The model of the French brand is the first car that included adaptive matrix beam headlamps.

Major Players

  1. Osram Licht AG

  2. Valeo

  3. Stanley Electric Co. Ltd.

  4. HELLA KGaAHueck& Co.

  5. Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Osram Licht AG, Valeo Group, HELLA KGaAHueck& Co., and Stanley Electric Co. Ltd.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2022, Opel and the Technical University of Darmstadt have announced a strategic partnership to jointly conduct research into new lighting technologies. The funded research will also seek to develop a self-adapting headlamp and tail-lamp system that adapts to its surroundings – providing optimal conditions based on the environment and traffic around the vehicle alongside other influencing factors.
  • In July 2021, Hero Motorcorp introduced Hero Glamour Xtec, equipped with various advance features such as, LED headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, XPulse-derived digital instrument console as well as an integrated USB charger.
  • In May 2021, Ford announced the launch of its new technologically advance headlight, which can use GPS to intelligently illuminate the road. It enhances the safety level and improves the night-time driving experience.
  • In April 2021, Samsung launched its new automotive LED module optimized for intelligent headlight systems, PixCell LED, in order to enhance the road safety at night and during poor weather conditions.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Mid-Segment Passenger Cars

      2. 5.1.2 Sports Cars

      3. 5.1.3 Premium Vehicles

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Front

      2. 5.2.2 Rear

    3. 5.3 By Component Type

      1. 5.3.1 Controller

      2. 5.3.2 Sensors/ Camera

      3. 5.3.3 Lamp Assembly

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 By Sales Channel Type

      1. 5.4.1 OEM

      2. 5.4.2 Aftermarket

    5. 5.5 By Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

      2. 6.2.2 Hyundai Mobis

      3. 6.2.3 Valeo Group

      4. 6.2.4 Magneti Marelli SpA

      5. 6.2.5 Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

      7. 6.2.7 Texas Instruments

      8. 6.2.8 Stanley Electric Co. Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 OsRam Licht AG

      10. 6.2.10 ZKW Group

      11. 6.2.11 General Electric Company

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market is valued at 34 Billion USD in 2018.

The Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market is valued at 49 Billion USD in 2027.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Osram Licht AG, Valeo, Stanley Electric Co. Ltd. , HELLA KGaAHueck& Co., Koninklijke Philips N.V. are the major companies operating in Automotive Adaptive Lighting System Market.

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