Examination Lights Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The examination lights market is segmented by Technology (LED, Halogen, and Others), End-User (Hospitals, Clinics and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Examination Lights Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4 %
Examination Lights Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The examination lights market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.0% over the forecast period, 2022-2027.

The advent of COVID-19 resulted in burdening of healthcare infrastructure worldwide as most elective healthcare treatments were postponed. Moreover, the demand for these examination lights witnessed a decline due to a decline in hospital admission of non-covid patients, also the number of surgeries is reduced due to a lack of healthcare professionals, and supply chain & logistic disruption has reduced the demand for the product in the market. Many of the patients suffering from chronic diseases were treated remotely from home to prevent the risk of disease transmission and unburden healthcare facilities. The diagnostic exams and treatment were reduced during covid due to government restrictions, while the examination lights are employed in screening and diagnosis of various diseases, so the market was negatively impacted. This has restricted the employment of this type of light during 2019-2020.

For instance, in 2020, as per the article by the national center of biotechnology Information, there are dip in non-COVID-19 admissions from February to April 2020 and COVID-19 admissions exceeded 20 percent of the non-COVID admissions. While the Non-COVID-19 admissions were substantially lower for patients with pneumonia (−44 percent), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/asthma (−40 percent), sepsis (−25 percent), urinary tract infection (−24 percent), and acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (−22 percent). Thus, the article shows the rate of COVID hospitalizations has increased globally while the rate of hospitalization of non-covid-related was postponed which has reduced the demand for examination lights as their lights are employed in screening and diagnosis of various chronic diseases; thereby declining the market growth. Thus, the market would undergo a negative impact due to a lack of demand for examination lights.

Rising chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, etc, are generating the need for examination lights as examination lights assists in various screening, diagnostic and surgical procedures; thereby fuelling the market growth. Thus, the Rising patient burden on healthcare facilities worldwide would act as the central growth driver for this market in the upcoming decade. The incidence of various kinds of diseases and disorders is rising at a rapid rate around the world. For example, close to 463 million people were diabetic in 2019, as per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). By 2045, IDF expects this number to reach 700 million. Similarly, the GLOBOCAN 2020 report estimated that there were 19.3 million new cases of cancer and almost 10 million deaths from cancer in 2020. Widespread cases of these chronic and life-threatening diseases have compelled governments across the globe to increase their healthcare spending. As a result, healthcare infrastructures globally are getting more robust and technologically advanced, making this factor one of the leading examination lights market trends. Thus, the increasing application of examination lights in the screening of chronic diseases would propel the market growth.

Additionally, the growth in the types of medical lighting technologies, such as examination lighting systems, specialty lighting, surgical lighting systems, and accessories, is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the examination lights market. The different kinds of examination lights are required in different areas as per the specific requirements. For instance, the examination lights used inwards are different from examination lights used in operation theatres as per different requirements. Thus, this factor is increasing the need for the development of advanced examination lights as per their needs and application. Along with this, technological trends such as IoT and LIFI are likely to develop high demand for examination lights market worldwide. For instance, Visum LED Surgical Lights from Stryker, LLC, are widely used in operational theatres as it has long life and durability. The LEDs are designed for 50,000* hours of use while using up to 38% less energy than traditional halogen lighting. The Visum LED II is designed for the demanding environment it is placed in, allowing for great savings in time and money by combining long-lasting LEDs and durable construction. Thus, the advantages offered by the examination lights are rising its adoption in different areas of healthcare settings which would fuel the market growth.

However, Stringent Regulatory Norms are restraining the demand for the product in the market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, Examination lights directly illuminate specific areas of a patient's body during diagnostic procedures and general examination. These lights are intended to emit their useful radiation especially in the visible spectrum. Examination lights could also be utilized during minor surgical procedures (e.g., minor cosmetic surgery). The examination lights market is segmented by Technology (LED, Halogen and Others), End-User (Hospitals, Clinics and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments. The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Technology
LED
Halogen
Others
By End-User
Hospitals
Clinics
Others
Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South America

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Key Market Trends

Hospital Segment is Expected to Witness Growth Over the Forecast Period

The increasing need for examination lights in hospitals in ward areas, treatment areas, observation areas examination rooms, waiting and circulation spaces, and operating theatres are driving the growth of the market. In hospital settings, there are many visual tasks with unique lighting demands. Therefore, the examination lighting is designed to achieve high efficiency, hygiene, safety, and well-being of medical staff and patients. Proper lighting is required for healthcare professionals to perform meticulous tasks that might mean life or death for patients. lighting plays a major role in a patient's recovery progress; proper lighting improves sleep, reduces depression, and balances the body’s circadian rhythm. Thus, the demand for examination lights is increasing in hospitals in gynecology, cervical screening, dermatology, patient care, and general, and emergency care which is boosting the growth of the market.

The increasing usage of examination lights in various hospital applications such as dermatology is further driving the growth of the market. For instance, in 2020, Promolux launched Promolux LED, custom-made light spectrums using digital LED technology that offers a precise mix of visible radiation to suit the field of clinical dermatology. The importance of visualization and inspection by the naked eye for color, pigmentation, tissue lesions, evaluation of vascular structures, use of visual grading scales, and other assessments depend on the quality of the light source used in practice. Even photographic records can be affected using flash or poor-quality lighting which can distort what the doctor can see in the examination. Thus, the increasing application of examination lights in the field of dermatology is driving the segment growth which is propelling the market.

Additionally, the number of patient admissions is increasing. For instance, as per the American Hospital Association (AHA) survey, the total number of hospital admissions in the country reached 33.2 million in 2020 while in 2019, there were around 36.2 million hospital admissions in the United States, and in 2018, there were around 36.3 million hospital admissions. Thus, the increasing number of admissions would generate the need for examination lights as examination lights are used in medical facilities across the world for local illumination of the patient’s body during diagnostic procedures and minor procedures such as in the field of dermatology, surgeries, general check-ups, etc.

Examination lights are used with surgical lights that are intended for use in operating theaters. For instance, in 2020, Brandon Medical Co Ltd. launched Coolview CLED23 which delivers the highest lighting performance and color-corrected light, reducing eye strain and making the focus of the light vivid and tissues easily identified. Similarly, The CLED23 is a perfect light for dermatology, ENT, Gynaecology, and sensitive areas such as neonatal and ICU departments. Thus, these lights are highly utilized in operation theatres. Thus, the advantages offered by these lights are likely to generate demand for these products in operation theatres which would fuel the segment growth over the forecast period.

The Key players dealing in this segment are providing technologically advanced products to gain a higher market share. For instance, Dräger's state-of-the-art operating theatre lights, examination lights, and video systems offer excellent illumination in hospital settings. Some of the key hospital examination lights offered by this company are Dräger Polaris 600, Polaris 50, and Polaris Multimedia. Such a technologically advanced product is likely to increase its adoption over the forecast period among hospital settings, thereby fuelling the segment growth.

Furthermore, the increasing number of hospitals in emerging economies along with an increasing acceptance of advanced LED lights in various diagnostic procedures and different departments are the major factors driving the growth of the examination lights market. According to the data published by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) in 2020, the presence of tier-1 hospitals in India was around 76% in 2021 and was anticipated to witness continuous growth shortly due to an increasing patient pool, a rise in chronic diseases, and favorable government policies. This factor is likely to fuel the demand for examination lights in the world. Thus, the rising hospitals and rising hospital admissions are further generating the demand for the examination lights which is thereby propelling the market growth.

Examination Lights Market Share

North America is Expected to Dominate the Examination Lights Market

In 2020, North America dominated the global Examination Lights market, followed by Europe. North American examination lights market is expected to hold the dominant position in the global market owing to the rising number of surgeries being performed in the region. As per the survey conducted by HCUP (Healthcare Cost and utilization Project) in 2019, ambulatory surgery clinics recorded over 11.9 million surgeries in the United States. The higher incursion of technologically advanced products along with the rising levels of healthcare spending has resulted in the expansion of hospital and healthcare infrastructure in the United States. The strong presence of many multi-specialty hospitals, thriving preference for minimally invasive surgical procedures, and swelling adoption of technically advanced LED lights are other key factors set to propel the regional expansion.

Moreover, the companies in the region are focusing on collaborations & novel product launches for business expansion. For instance, in January 2022, Stryker announced a collaboration with Texas Health Hospital Mansfield which is the preliminary medical establishment that has devoted to accepting the complete collection of Stryker products including examination lights to minimize risks for healthcare workers and patients in the operation room. Similarly, in 2020, Delta Medical International introduced a range of examination lights for use in different clinical situations. The examination lights of the company come in a range of designs, including a fully flexible “gooseneck” arm or spring-balanced double articulated arm, making them easy to position and direct the light exactly where it is needed. Thus, increasing product launches are boosting the growth of the respective market in the North American region.

Thus, the aforementioned factors are responsible for the growth of the respective market in the region.

Examination Lights Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The global examination lights market is highly competitive and consists of certain major players, thereby, making the environment to be consolidated. The presence of major market players, Dr. Mach GmbH and Co. KG, Technomed India, Steris plc., Stryker, Skytron, LLC, SIMEON Medical GmbH and Co. KG, Brandon Medical, Hill-Rom Services Inc., Dr. Mach, Daray Medical, NUVO Surgical, HARDIK MEDI-TECH, Alltion (Wuzhou), Derungs Licht AG, Verre et Quartz Technologies and other prominent players.

Recent Development

  • In November 2020, Delta Medical International introduced a range of examination lights for use in different clinical situations. The examination lights of the company come in a range of designs, including a fully flexible “gooseneck” arm or spring-balanced double articulated arm, making them easy to position and direct the light exactly where it is needed.
  • In April 2020, Getinge announced the U.S. launch of its Maquet PowerLED II Surgical Light which brings best-in-class technology by refining the surgical efficiency for staff and surgeons. The product also aids in improving tissue visualization for enhanced clinical outcomes.

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 DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Inflow of Patients Suffering from Chronic and Other Acute Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancement in Examination Lights

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Stringent Regulatory Norms

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 LED

      2. 5.1.2 Halogen

      3. 5.1.3 Others

    2. 5.2 By End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.2.2 Clinics

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Dr. Mach GmbH and Co. KG

      2. 6.1.2 Technomed India

      3. 6.1.3 Steris plc.

      4. 6.1.4 Stryker

      5. 6.1.5 Skytron, LLC

      6. 6.1.6 SIMEON Medical GmbH and Co. KG

      7. 6.1.7 Brandon Medical

      8. 6.1.8 Hill-Rom Services Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Dr. Mach

      10. 6.1.10 Daray Medical

      11. 6.1.11 NUVO Surgical

      12. 6.1.12 HARDIK MEDI-TECH

      13. 6.1.13 Alltion

      14. 6.1.14 Derungs Licht AG

      15. 6.1.15 Verre et Quartz Technologies

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Examination Lights Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Examination Lights Market is growing at a CAGR of 4% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Dr. Mach GmbH and Co. KG, Technomed India, Steris plc., Stryker, Skytron, LLC are the major companies operating in Global Examination Lights Market.

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