Cannabis Lighting Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The cannabis lighting market is segmented by Lighting Technology (Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), T5 High Output Fluorescent Light, Ceramic Metal Halide Light, Compact Fluorescent Light, Magnetic Induction Light), Application (Greenhouse, Indoor, Vertical Farming), and Geography.

Cannabis Lighting Industry Overview

cannabis lighting market
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 7.6 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Cannabis Lighting Market Analysis

The cannabis lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period. The cannabis market has been driven by an increase in interest in the medical use of cannabis for patient treatment, accompanied by a scientific interest in the medical use of cannabis plants. As a result, growing indoor cannabis has experienced a positive impact, driving the cannabis lighting business. For example, the NHS in England authorized two cannabis-based medicines to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

  • Increased patient interest in the medical usage of cannabis has been accompanied by a scientific interest in the medical use of cannabis plants, which has driven the cannabis market. As a result, the cannabis lighting market has grown.
  • Increased patient interest in the medical use of cannabis has been accompanied by a scientific interest in the medical use of cannabis plants which has driven the cannabis market. This, in turn, has increased the indoor cultivation of cannabis, which drives the cannabis lighting market.
  • In December 2021, Pfizer, an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation, entered the medical cannabis industry in the hopes of developing a promising cannabinoid-based bowel disease treatment. Arena Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company, and the company signed an agreement for a total equity value of around USD 6.7 billion.
  • Moreover, the increasing phase of the second legalization of cannabis, which states that cannabis-based products such as edibles, extracts, and topicals are expected to be commercialized, is expected to increase the cultivation of cannabis, which in turn, will drive the cannabis lighting market during the forecast period.
  • Further, with legislation moving rapidly, the cannabis industry in Europe has already received positive feedback in 2021. The first patients were treated as part of a pilot medical program in France. Switzerland has adopted new medical cannabis regulations that have made it easier for patients to obtain it. It was to legalize the sale of adult-use cannabis under pilot programs by May 15, 2021. Portugal, too, approved its first medical cannabis product for marketing.
  • However, since LEDs are more efficient than HIDs, less wattage means less heat is emitted in the area, potentially lowering HVAC loads and operating costs for cannabis growers. The high cost of indoor cannabis growing, on the other hand, is likely to stifle market expansion during the forecast period.

Cannabis Lighting Industry Segments

Cannabis can be seen in several forms, and the health advantages of cannabis are increasing. Lighting is crucial during cannabis cultivation, whether indoor or outdoor. The light cycle for flowering cannabis directly correlates to a crop’s quality and overall yield. Cannabis is a photosensitive plant, which means that the amount of light it receives in 24 hours causes it to respond. There are different types of Lighting Technology such as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), T5 High Output Fluorescent Light, Ceramic Metal Halide Light, Compact Fluorescent Light, and Magnetic Induction Light that include different Applications such as Greenhouse, Indoor, Vertical Farming, multiple geographies. The impact of Covid-19 on the market and affected segments are also covered under the scope of the study.

By Lighting Technology
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
T5 High Output Fluorescent Light
Ceramic Metal Halide Light
Compact Fluorescent Light
Magnetic Induction Light
Other Lighting Preferences
By Application
Vertical Farming
By Geography
North America
Asia Pacific
Rest of the World

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Cannabis Lighting Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Cannabis Lighting Market according to our research experts:

LED Light is Expected to Occupy Significant Share

  • As per World Health Organization, indoor cultivation of cannabis under steady environmental conditions can generate three or four crops per year. Thus, to decrease the overall production cost, the cultivators are shifting towards LED lighting. It is due to its ability to reduce energy use during cultivation significantly.
  • According to the World Health Organization, indoor cannabis production under regulated environmental conditions may produce three or four crops each year. As a result, cultivators are switching to LED lighting to lower total production costs associated with energy use. Its potential to minimize energy use significantly during cultivation is the reason behind this.
  • According to a report published by the Resource Innovation Institute, LED lights to have the potential to save 40% on electricity relative to HID and other traditional lighting choices available for cannabis.
  • Another benefit of LED bulbs is that these bulbs are required less maintenance. As LEDs are more efficient than HID, less wattage equals less heat into space, potentially lowering HVAC loads and operating expenditures for the cannabis cultivators.
  • Furthermore, as more and more rural areas prepare to phase out traditional bulbs, LEDs continue to rise to the top of the market. For instance, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), LEDs' penetration rate in the global lighting market increased between 2016 and 2019. It is expected to reach 76 percent by 2025, further driving the market growth.
  • Seeing the benefits associated with LED bulbs and increasing shifts towards LED, cannabis lighting vendors are coming up with new products, which are further augmenting the market growth.
  • For instance, in June 2021, Godox added three new LEDs and a power pack to its lighting lineup. Namely, the TL30 RGB LED Tube Light, the mono-light style SL100D Daylight LED Video Light, and SL100Bi Bi-Color LED Video Light. The TL30 RGB LED Tube Light is a small bi-color LED with a 180-degree beam spread that can produce up to 36,000 colors.
  • Therefore, such benefits associated with LED lighting are expected to augment the market growth.
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North America to Dominate the Market

  • In North America, there has been a considerable rise in the usage of cannabis for medical purposes. Research and product development have grown since the legalization of cannabis in countries like the United States and Canada. The FDA has recognized the benefits of cannabis and has made significant contributions to the industry's growth.
  • Furthermore, with the increasing medicinal market in the region, North America is expected to be the largest consumer of cannabis, which will drive the cannabis lighting market in the area. According to Health Canada, there were 292,399 registered medicinal marijuana clients in Canada in March 2021. The provinces of Alberta and Ontario accounted for 55,928 and 157,620 clients, accounting for more than 71% of the total. In addition, New York and Illinois have legalized cannabis as an alternative to harmful opioids to assist in treating chronic pain since March 2019.
  • In addition, in January 2022, Constellation made a USD 4 billion investment in Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth (CGC) at the height of the country's marijuana legalization; the continuous investment in cannabis will further drive the market growth.
  • Furthermore, numerous Canadian beverage firms announced plans to offer cannabis beverages in the region, with each beverage containing no more than 10mg of THC per Health Canada standards. As a result of such an initiative, cannabis growth in the region may increase, producing new opportunities in the beverage sector and thereby driving the market.
  • Also, the increasing legalization of cannabis in both Canada and the United States is another factor driving the cannabis need, which would increase the cultivation of cannabis which result will drive the cannabis lighting market in the region. Moreover, according to Health Canada, in January 2021, a total of 16,636,345 packaged units of cannabis were sold in Canada for medical and non-medical purposes. Cannabis extracts account for 17% of total sales in 2021, with 2,874,370 packaged units sold.
  • The rising need for vertical farms and greenhouses due to the legalization of cannabis production is driving the demand for LED-based cannabis lights. Several considerations must be addressed when growing cannabis in a sunless medium. For example, the heat emitted by HPS lamps may harm the produce. As a result, LEDs, which operate at significantly lower temperatures, maybe a viable solution to the excessive heat generated. Companies that cultivate cannabis using vertical farming have seen considerable productivity gains.
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Cannabis Lighting Market Competitor Analysis

The cannabis lighting market is developing with the increasing legalization in the region and the growing cultivation of cannabis. The vendors of the cannabis lighting market partner with major commercial enterprises and research institutions to understand how light can be used to optimize crop production and how lighting efficiency can be better managed in the greenhouse and growth chambers. They also concentrate on product launches to gain a competitive advantage. A few recent developments are:

  • October 2021 - OSRAM, an international provider of energy-efficient LED lighting resolutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced that its high-output SPYDR 2h, SPYDR Fang, waterproof RAZR Enclosed, and next-generation RAPTR top lights, as well as its new lighting controls, Wireless Flex Dimming and the SHYFT Light Scheduler, will be unveiled at MJBizCon 2021.
  • May 2021 - Thrive Agritech, Inc. has announced releasing the Apex LED grow light for high-intensity applications such as supplemental greenhouse lighting and source lighting for indoor farming.

Cannabis Lighting Market Top Players

  1. OSRAM Licht AG

  2. Gavita Holland BV

  3. Illumitex Inc.

  4. Signify Holding

  5. LumiGrow, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Cannabis Lighting Market Recent Developments

  • May 2022 - OSRM, a global leader in optical solutions, announced the launch of the OSLON Optimal family of LEDs for horticulture lighting, based on the latest ams OSRAM 1mm2 chip, which offers an outstanding combination of high efficiency, dependable performance, and great value.

Cannabis Lighting Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Growing Legalization of Medical Cannabis in Various Countries

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 High Cost Associated With the Cultivation


    1. 6.1 By Lighting Technology

      1. 6.1.1 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

      2. 6.1.2 T5 High Output Fluorescent Light

      3. 6.1.3 Ceramic Metal Halide Light

      4. 6.1.4 Compact Fluorescent Light

      5. 6.1.5 Magnetic Induction Light

      6. 6.1.6 Other Lighting Preferences

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Greenhouse

      2. 6.2.2 Indoor

      3. 6.2.3 Vertical Farming

    3. 6.3 By Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Rest of the World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 OSRAM Licht AG

      2. 7.1.2 Gavita Holland BV

      3. 7.1.3 Illumitex Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 Signify Holding

      5. 7.1.5 LumiGrow, Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 BIOS, LLC

      7. 7.1.7 Heliospectra AB

      8. 7.1.8 Cultilux

      9. 7.1.9 Vivosun

      10. 7.1.10 General Electric Company

      11. 7.1.11 Sun System

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Cannabis Lighting Market Research FAQs

The Cannabis Lighting Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Cannabis Lighting Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.6% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

OSRAM Licht AG, Gavita Holland BV, Illumitex Inc., Signify Holding, LumiGrow, Inc. are the major companies operating in Cannabis Lighting Market.

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