UK Automotive LED Lighting Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 UK Automotive LED Lighting market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. UK Automotive LED Lighting trend report includes a market forecast to 2030 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.


Market Trends of uk automotive led lighting Industry

Technological advancements by major automotive manufacturers and government laws to drive the growth of the LED market

  • The total automobile vehicle production in the United Kingdom was 0.98 million units in 2022, and it is expected to reach 1.02 million units in 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the automotive industry in the United Kingdom. The production of cars in the United Kingdom dropped by 29.3% in 2020, reaching 920,928 units, the lowest number since 1984. All shipments to the United States, Japan, and Australia declined by -33.7%, -21.6%, and -21.8%, respectively. As a result of travel restrictions both inside and outside the country and the shutdown of UK manufacturing facilities, the demand for LED lighting in the automotive sector suffered.
  • Major automakers in the nation include Aston Martin, Bentley, Caterham Cars, Daimler, Jaguar, Lagonda, Land Rover, Lister Cars, Lotus, McLaren, Mini, MOKE, Morgan, and Rolls-Royce. Automakers are constantly working to improve their automobiles with the newest technology. For instance, Rolls-Royce introduced the Spectre, the brand's first entirely electric vehicle, in October 2022. The grille is softly illuminated with 22 LEDs lighting up the sandblasted back side of each of the vans. The market for LED lights is driven by such innovation.
  • New laws in the United Kingdom are encouraging the use of LED lighting. All new automobiles sold in the United Kingdom starting September 2023 must include an intelligent speed assistance (ISA) system. Another innovation in car lighting that is taking off in the country is digital lighting. Digital lighting uses a matrix of LED lights that can be individually adjusted to generate dynamic lighting effects. The trends in the United Kingdom are expected to drive the demand for LED lighting in the automotive industry during the forecast period.
UK Automotive LED Lighting Market

The shift toward electric mobility through government initiatives may drive the growth of the LED market

  • The number of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom is rapidly expanding due to rising consumer demand and increased availability of electric versions. By the end of May 2023, there were over 780,000 completely electric cars and 500,000 plug-in hybrids on UK roads. In 2016, there were 30,669 battery-electric cars in the country, reaching 784,968 by May 2023. More than 265,000 battery-electric vehicles were registered in 2022, a 40% increase over 2021.
  • The British government strongly supports the people who choose EVs to increase the number of registered electric vehicles in the country. The UK government also announced a comprehensive electrification policy by 2030, and it is investing billions in the transport sector. Buyers can benefit from the Plug-In Grant, which offers a discount of up to EUR 2,500 (USD 2692.81) on new EVs. Scotland also offers interest-free loans on purchases of new and used EVs. EV owners are exempt from the Vehicle Excise Duty and can get a reduction in their Benefit-In-Kind tax rate.
  • In December 2022, Ford Motor Co. (F.N) announced the investment of an extra GBP 149 million (USD 180 million) to boost the output of EV power units by 70% at its engine factory in northern England as the US carmaker accelerates its push to go electric. The production capacity of the Halewood plant's electric drive unit may increase from 250,000 units to 420,000 units per year, and it is planned to start in 2024. Automobile manufacturers are racing to develop and produce automotive LEDs due to the rising demand for EVs. LED car lights can help EVs save energy and extend their driving range, as they consume less power than halogen bulbs. Such benefits may further boost the demand for automotive LEDs in the United Kingdom.
UK Automotive LED Lighting Market


  • An increase in residential real estate may drive the growth of the LED market
  • High online auto loans and discounts offered by the government to purchase EVs may drive the sales of LED lights
  • Government programs to promote the use of energy-efficient lighting and increase EV production may boost the use of LED lights
  • The incorporation of a smart traffic management system and the project for the maintenance of roads may drive the growth of LED lights
  • High car ownership and the purchase of commercial property may drive the growth of the LED market
  • High car ownership rates and new government regulations may drive the growth of the LED market
  • Increasing per capita income and the government policy to roll out the use of energy-efficient lighting may boost the adoption of LED lights in the country
  • Replacement of conventional lights and supportive government schemes to aid the use of LED lights and drive market growth