Global Connected Street Lighting Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Connected Street Lighting Market is Segmented by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Connected Street Lighting Market Overview
Study Period: 2019- 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 20.4 %
Connected Street Lighting Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The connected street lighting market is expected to witness a CAGR of 20.4% over the forecast period from (2021 - 2026). Outdoor lighting solutions are among the most significant and expensive infrastructure assets owned by municipalities and utilities. They often consume up to half of a city’s total energy budget.

  •  In recent times, the advent of LEDs has allowed several cities to reduce their energy costs. For instance, New York estimated that it might save over USD 14 million a year in energy costs by replacing old light bulbs with LEDs, while Chicago estimated it could save up to USD 10 million a year. Such factors have led several cities to switch to energy-efficient lighting solutions. However, many cities are taking this street light transformation one step further, using IoT-enabled connected streetlights. These solutions improve the quality of citizens’ lives and increase revenues of the city, cut operational and energy costs, and support the deployment of a range of smart city applications.
  • According to Trilliant, in the next ten years, 75% of the world’s population is likely to live in cities, and the number of connected streetlights may also grow from less than 3% connected to more than 40% connected. As governments worldwide face public and regulatory pressure to become more energy-efficient, many find that street lighting is an area where the Internet-of-things (IoT) can deliver immediate benefits. With the increasing penetration of connected devices globally (which is estimated to cross the 50-billion-unit mark, in 2020) and high budgets allocated to smart infrastructure (IEEE estimates 13.1% of smart city spending may be consumed by smart infrastructure), the adoption of connected streetlights is expected to increase rapidly.
  • Moreover, smart streetlighting solutions are being adopted quickly over the conventional street lighting solutions across various economies, due to the multiple features of smart street lighting solutions, like remote control and scheduling, GPS integration for easy asset management, flexible dimming controls, revenue-grade energy metering, asset management, health monitoring, fault-tolerant, alert notifications via email and SMS text messages, reduction in energy costs by at least 30 % through adaptive dimming, and reduction in light pollution, among others. 
  • Moreover, many companies are innovating and developing a solution to offer connected lighting solutions. For instance, Tata Communications offers a LoRa-based street light controller that enables organizations and communities to create energy-efficient smart environments. The controller integrates with the LED light through NEMA connectors, providing added robustness toward the external environment, making it ideal for outdoor deployments. Tvilight offers a smart lighting platform that combines a complete software and hardware portfolio, to enable full control over your citywide lighting infrastructure. Its CMS platform manages, monitors, and control citywide lighting, providing near real-time insight and analysis on the behavior of lighting infrastructure.
  • Additionally, the market has been affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and companies have been forced to restructure their strategies to deal with the ongoing pandemic. Companies, like Telensa and Signify, were the worst hit due to this pandemic. Telensa, which claims to the most significant player in the market with 1.8 million connected street light, received Amea certification in Australia and partnered with LIGMAN to provide smart street lighting and smart city sensing to the Asia-Pacific market, in 2020. But the company postponed its plans due to manufacturing discrepancies and global economic concerns. Furthermore, due to COVID-19, many countries are putting all their resources in tackling the pandemic, which affects the public spending, as municipalities and other government bodies are the ones who give the nod for this kind of project.

Scope of the Report

Street lighting solutions deployed at roadways and public spaces are equipped with intelligent sensors, controllers, and IoT Technologies that are connected via wireless or wired networks. The IoT-enabled connected streetlights cut costs and support the deployment of smart city applications. The Connected Street Lighting Market is Segmented by Geography.

Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Investments in Smart Cities to Drive the Market

  • With the expanding population around the world, an increase in the number of people living in urban areas, including the overall growth of the urban population (81% of the total population that is living in cities) is one of the major drivers for the adoption of smart and intelligent solutions. The primary reason for the growth of modern cities is that smart cities need an effective solution for managing city resources. Governments across various countries are collaborating and partnering with each other to transform into a collaborative and integrated service delivery model from the traditional silo-based model. As the connected street lights market is directly related to the number of smart city projects, a more significant amount of smart cities worldwide would result in a higher demand for connected street lights.
  • With 5G highlighted as a key technology booster to lighting systems as per NEMA, it further suggested that integration of sensors, networks, and LED infrastructure in 5G Smart Grid applications are expected to increase demand for connected lighting controls, light sources, and emergency lighting. Events like disasters, have boosted a short-term yet strong demand. Recently, FEMA awarded USD 5.46 Million for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida. The Indian River County received USD 1,885,273 for emergency sheriff patrols, sheltering, staffing the emergency operations center, utility operations and emergency lighting.
  • Platform-as-a-Service solutions are also being adopted for streetlights. They provide centralized monitoring, simplified control, and real-time alerts for smart city applications, without worrying about designing, building, or maintaining a citywide communication network. There are several cases where connected street light solutions have been deployed successfully. For instance, Telensa Ltd has partnered with Australia's government to implement its PLANet intelligent street lighting system in Darwin, Australia. With this partnership, Telensa is expected to help Darwin to reduce the energy and maintenance costs, improving the quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and use streetlight poles for supporting hubs for smart city sensors.
  •  Telensa struck a deal to provide smart controls to 15,000 LED streetlights in Dunedin, New Zealand. Such cases are found worldwide, especially in regions where there are a high number of smart city initiatives. For example, in France, where some of the most advanced smart city initiatives are found globally, Itron Inc. has retrofitted IPv6-based LED streetlights across Paris. The solutions utilize the IEEE 802.15.4 g wireless RF mesh architecture supported by the Wi-SUN Alliance. By leveraging Network-as-a-service (NaaS) deployments to connect streetlight devices and applications, the city could reduce its CAPEX and OPEX on public infrastructure.
  • With prerequisite of adding network connectivity to the emergency lighting system, it is done via wire-connection or wireless technology. And the resultant is a connected emergency lighting system for remote monitoring and self-test. The concept development was done 20 years back but constraints in the form cost and technology complexity, the market was not ready. Since last 3 years, the growing and gradual acceptance of smart building and fully integrated building management systems has brought the connected emergency lighting concept back.
Connected Street Lighting Market Trends

North America is Expected to Hold Major Share

  • North America remains a prominent market for connected streetlights. The US market is witnessing significant growth, owing to the high concentration of government initiatives that majorly adopt connected streetlights. It is estimated that the United States alone is home to more than 40 million streetlights with an LED penetration of 14% and nearly 1% penetration of connected streetlights. Federal funding of USD 20 billion for innovative and transformative infrastructure projects encourages several cities to implement connected street light concepts. For instance, Chicago's initiative to replace 270,000 city lights over the next four years, with intelligent controls and LEDs, is expected to save USD 10 million per year. This initiative indicates the growing scale of smart street lighting projects.
  • The major trends responsible for the growth of connected streetlights in the North American region include the increasing adoption of Li-Fi networked communication technology and a growing number of cities across the United States and Canada that are starting to implement smart street lighting projects. The region is experiencing many investments and technological advancements in the connected streetlights. The region is witnessing a massive shift from traditional technologies to organized technologies, mainly because of the presence of several developed economies, such as the United States and Canada, and the region's focus on enhancing the existing solutions.
  • AT&T has partnered with GE to install intelligent sensor nodes into existing lighting in San Diego, United States. The 14,000 LED fixtures are expected to reduce the city's energy costs by up to USD 2.4 million, and the 3,200 new sensor nodes with microphones, cameras, and other sensors may add to the Internet-of-Things connectivity. Moreover, according to an update , Philadelphia is expected to switch all 100,000 streetlights to 'smart' LEDs. The city's Energy Office is preparing to issue a call for vendors who can convert all 100,000 city streetlights to LEDs in two to three years. The aim is to reduce the city's carbon footprint and shrink the government's single most significant energy expense, as the city spends USD 15 million a year on streetlights.
  • Moreover, some prominent companies, such as The Capital Group and Philips, are collaborating to drive the primary goals for smart outdoor lighting, to achieve considerable success in replacing all traditional lights with LED smart lightings by 2025. Similarly, Osram and Facility Solutions Group (FSG), joined forces to offer turnkey smart building IoT solutions to the industrial, commercial, and retail industries. The government is also inclining toward the development of smart cities, which may increase the adoption of connected street lighting. For instance, Google's subsidiary, Alphabet Inc., announced its plan to transform Toronto into a smart city, with a focus on sensors and smart traffic lights.
  • In April 2021, Oman’s Industrial Management Technology & Contracting (IMTAC) LLC, which is a leader in ICT solutions, has inked an agreement with Signify, which is a leading player in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things, to provide state-of-the-art “smart street lighting solutions” for Muscat Municipality.
Connected Street Lighting Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The connected street lighting market is quite competitive because of the presence of many players running the business at the national and international levels. The market is moderately concentrated, and the key strategies adopted by the major players are product innovation, mergers, and acquisitions to increase their reach and stay ahead of the competition.

  • April 2021 - Delta Electronics, one of the prominent players in switching power management systems, has announced its involvement in the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), making it the first Asian company to do so. This platform was jointly established by BMW Group and Microsoft with the aim of reaching high-efficiency, low-cost, and sustainable creative energy solutions through advanced technologies
  • June 2021 - United Utilities has signed a deal with Itron to deploy Temetra, Itron's next-generation cloud-based metre management technology, to optimise operations. Itron, Inc. is revolutionising how utilities and communities manage energy and water. Temetra will enable the utility to read 1.6 million metres, allowing it to improve water distribution and administration across all of its services in northwest England.
  • July 2021 - Grid4C's Grid Edge AI application is now a part of Itron's expanding ecosystem of distributed intelligence (DI) products, according to tron, Inc., which is changing the way utilities and communities manage energy and water. Grid4C's Grid Edge AI software has been successfully installed in Itron's Raleigh DI Lab and will be available via the Itron Enterprise Application Center. Grid4C’s app will deliver predictive insights to utilities to  balance supply and demand, offer new products services and Products, optimize distributed energy resources (DER) and increase consumers engagement.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

  5. 5. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 5.1 Market Overview

    2. 5.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 5.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 5.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 5.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.2.5 Threat of Substitute

    3. 5.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 5.4 Technology Snapshot - Communication Technologies

      1. 5.4.1 Wired Solutions

      2. 5.4.2 Wireless Solutions

  6. 6. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 6.1 Market Drivers

      1. 6.1.1 Government Regulations Mandating the Use of Energy Efficient Automation Solutions

      2. 6.1.2 Adoption of Advanced Wireless Connectivity Technologies (RF Mesh Networks, 5G, LTE etc.)

      3. 6.1.3 Increasing Number of Smart City Initiative and Down Trend of LED Prices

    2. 6.2 Market Restraints

      1. 6.2.1 Higher Capital Investment for Retrofitting or New Installations Leading to Budget Constraints

      2. 6.2.2 Cyber security and Operational Constraints Often Limiting the Installations to Cities with Fitting IT and Communication Infrastructure

  7. 7. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 7.1 Geography

      1. 7.1.1 North America

      2. 7.1.2 Europe

      3. 7.1.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 7.1.4 Rest of the World

  8. 8. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 8.1 Company Profiles

      1. 8.1.1 InteliLIGHT (Flashnet SA)

      2. 8.1.2 Sensus, a Xylem Brand

      3. 8.1.3 GridComm

      4. 8.1.4 CIMCON Lighting

      5. 8.1.5 Signify Holding

      6. 8.1.6 Echelon Corporation

      7. 8.1.7 Acuity Brands Inc.

      8. 8.1.8 Telensa Limited

      9. 8.1.9 Itron Inc.

      10. 8.1.10 TVILIGHT Projects BV

      11. 8.1.11 Guangdong Rongwen Energy Technology Group

      12. 8.1.12 Delta Electronics Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  9. 9. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  10. 10. FUTURE OF THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Connected Street Lighting Market market is studied from 2019 - 2026.

The Global Connected Street Lighting Market is growing at a CAGR of 20.4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

InteliLIGHT (Flashnet SA), Sensus, a Xylem Brand, GridComm, CIMCON Lighting, Signify Holding are the major companies operating in Global Connected Street Lighting Market.

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