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Aircraft LED Market - By Aircraft (Narrow-Body, Wide-Body, Regional Jet, General Aviation), By end use, (Ceiling and Side-Wall Lights, Emergency Lights, Sign Lights, Cockpit Lights, Others) By End-Use Industry & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7176
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Aircraft LED Market Size

Aircraft LED Market was valued at USD 950 Million in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 10% between 2023 and 2032. One of the primary drivers of the aircraft LED industry is energy efficiency. LED lighting systems consume significantly less energy compared to traditional lighting sources, such as incandescent bulbs or fluorescent lights. This energy-saving feature is crucial in aviation, where every pound of weight and drop of fuel saved translates into cost reductions and improved environmental sustainability. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are increasingly turning to LEDs to lower operational costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and comply with stringent environmental regulations.

Aircraft LED Market

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Aircraft LED lighting refers to the use of Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology in various lighting applications within the aviation industry. LEDs have gained popularity in aviation due to their numerous advantages over traditional lighting sources, including incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lights. EDs are used for cabin lighting, providing a range of lighting options, including ambient mood lighting, reading lights, and general illumination. They offer flexibility to create different lighting scenes and enhance passenger comfort. These lights provide general cabin illumination and can be designed with LED technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance needs.

While LED lighting systems offer long-term cost savings, the initial investment can be higher than traditional lighting technologies. This cost barrier may deter some airlines or aircraft operators from immediately adopting LED solutions. However, it's important to consider the substantial savings in energy and maintenance costs over the long run.

COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic led to a sharp decline in air travel demand, resulting in reduced aircraft production and deliveries. With fewer new aircraft being built, the demand for LED lighting systems also decreased. Airlines faced financial challenges due to the decline in passenger numbers. This put a strain on their budgets, making it more challenging to invest in the adoption of LED lighting systems, even though they offer long-term cost savings. The pandemic disrupted global supply chains, causing delays and shortages in the production of components, including LED lights. This affected the timely installation of LED lighting systems in new and existing aircraft. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, airlines continued to focus on enhancing passenger experiences. LED lighting played a role in creating a more pleasant and hygienic cabin environment by providing mood lighting and disinfection capabilities.

Aircraft LED Market Trends

A significant trend in the aircraft LED industry is the adoption of smart and adaptive lighting systems. These systems use LED technology to provide dynamic lighting control within the cabin, allowing airlines to create customized environments for passengers. Smart lighting can adjust color, intensity, and patterns to enhance passenger comfort, reduce jet lag, and create visually appealing in-flight experiences. Sustainability is a growing concern in the aviation industry. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are looking for environmentally responsible solutions. LEDs align with this trend as they are mercury-free, consume less power, and have a longer life, reducing waste and the environmental impact. Sustainable lighting solutions can help aviation companies meet their sustainability goals and regulations.

ED technology is gaining traction in exterior aircraft lighting. This trend includes LED navigation lights, anti-collision lights, and taxi lights. LEDs provide better visibility, are more durable, and require less maintenance, contributing to improved safety and operational efficiency. LED technology is being increasingly integrated into cockpit lighting systems. This trend includes the use of LED displays for instrument panels, multifunction displays, and heads-up displays. The advantages include improved visibility, better contrast, and more precise control, which enhances pilot performance and safety.

Aircraft LED Market Analysis

Aircraft LED Market Size, By Aircraft, 2021- 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on aircraft, the market is segmented into Narrow-body, Wide-body, Regional Jet, General Aviation. The Narrow-body segment dominated the market with a revenue of over USD 0.3 billion in 2022. This segment is estimated to register a CAGR of about 10.5% over the forecast period.

  • Narrow-body aircraft, such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families, are the workhorses of the commercial aviation industry. They are often used for short- to medium-haul routes, and as air travel demand continues to grow globally, airlines are expanding their fleets with narrow-body aircraft. The increased production and deployment of these aircraft create a substantial demand for LED lighting solutions.
  • Airlines are under pressure to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Narrow-body aircraft are known for their fuel efficiency, and LED lighting plays a role in this efficiency by lowering power consumption. Airlines are increasingly turning to LED technology to reduce fuel consumption, lower operating costs, and improve the overall sustainability of their narrow-body fleets.
  • the growth of the narrow-body segment in the aircraft LED market is driven by increased air travel demand, fuel efficiency requirements, cabin modernization, regulatory compliance, lightweight design, and the potential for cost savings, making LEDs an essential technology for this segment of the aviation industry.
Aircraft LED Market Share, By Application, 2022 (USD Million)

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Based on application, the market is segmented into ceiling and side-wall lights, emergency lights, sign lights, cockpit lights, others. The automotive segment held a CAGR of over 12% in 2022 and is estimated to grow over the forecast period.

  • With the increasing number of commercial aircraft being produced and in operation, the demand for overhead and floor emergency lighting is on the rise. LED technology is preferred for these lights due to its longevity and reliability.
  • The demand for LED cockpit emergency lighting solutions is steadily increasing as advanced cockpit designs become more prevalent. These lights ensure safe and precise handling of the aircraft during emergencies.
  • The demand for LED exit signs and pathway lighting is steadily rising as airlines and aircraft manufacturers prioritize passenger safety. These lights guide passengers to emergency exits during an evacuation, and the adoption of energy-efficient LED technology is increasing to meet this demand.
  • The increasing focus on safety and regulatory compliance in the aviation industry is driving the demand for LED emergency lighting systems that meet and exceed strict regulatory requirements.
China Aircraft LED Market Size, By Region, 2021- 2032 (USD Million)

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Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness a CAGR of over 11.5% during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region has been experiencing significant growth in air travel, with a rising middle class and increased business activities. This growth has driven the demand for new aircraft, both in the commercial and private sectors. Countries like China and Japan are emerging as key manufacturing hubs for aircraft components, including LED lighting systems. The presence of major aircraft manufacturers and suppliers in the region has led to the growth of the aircraft LED market. Energy efficiency is a primary driver in the Asia Pacific market, as airlines and operators seek to reduce operating costs. LED technology is favored for its energy-efficient properties, making it a popular choice for aircraft lighting solutions in this region.


Aircraft LED Market Share

The aircraft LED industry is highly competitive owing to the presence of key players such as:

  • Astronics Corporation
  • Aveo Engineering Group
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Cree, Inc.
  • Diehl Aviation
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Luminator Aerospace
  • Precise Flight, Inc.
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Safran
  • STG Aerospace
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Significant investments in R&D to gain technological competitiveness and aggressive business strategies including technological launches, collaborations & long-term agreements with clients to capture market share are positively impacting market growth.

Aircraft LED Industry News

  • In Diehl Aviation has secured a contract extension from Boeing for the delivery of the interior lighting system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The cabin lighting system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the first all-LED mood-lighting system for the civil aviation market, and was designed and developed by Diehl, approximately 20 years ago.

The Aircraft LED market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Aircraft

  • Narrow-body
  • Wide-body
  • Regional Jet
  • General Aviation

Market, By end use

  • Ceiling and Side-Wall Lights
  • Emergency Lights
  • Sign Lights
  • Cockpit Lights
  • Others

Market, By End use

  • Aftermarket
  • OEM

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
Authors: Suraj Gujar , Sandeep Ugale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for aircraft LED reached USD 950million in 2022 and is poised to expand at over 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 with airlines and aircraft manufacturers increasingly turning to LEDs to lower operational costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Aircraft LED market from the automotive application segment is expected to record significant growth through 2032 attributed to the rising number of commercial aircraft along with the surging need for overhead and floor emergency lighting.

Asia Pacific market for aircraft LED is projected to witness over 11.5% CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the presence of key manufacturing hubs for aircraft components, including LED lighting systems in the region.

Some of the top aircraft LED companies are Honeywell Aerospace, Astronics Corporation, Aveo Engineering Group, Collins Aerospace, Cree, Inc., Diehl Aviation, Luminator Aerospace, Precise Flight, Inc., Rockwell Collins, Safran, STG Aerospace, and UTC Aerospace Systems.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
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