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Architectural Lighting Market - By Type (Indoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting), By Technology (LED (Light Emitting Diode), HID (High-Intensity Discharge), Fluorescent Lights, Incandescent Lights), By Application & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI9860
  • Published Date: Jun 2024
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Architectural Lighting Market Size

Architectural Lighting Market was valued at USD 9.27 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 8% between 2024 and 2032. Architectural lighting solutions encompass a range of cutting-edge technologies and designs tailored to enhance the aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability of built environments.

Architectural Lighting Market

From energy-efficient LEDs to smart lighting systems, the architectural lighting industry offers a plethora of solutions to meet the diverse needs of modern buildings and spaces. The demand for architectural lighting solutions is driven by the evolving needs of urban landscapes, where lighting plays a pivotal role in shaping the ambiance and user experience. With rapid urbanization and infrastructure development projects worldwide, there's an increasing emphasis on innovative lighting designs for commercial complexes, residential buildings, public spaces, and cultural landmarks.

For instance, in March 2024, the Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel of India announced inaugurating 15 airport projects worth US$ 12.1 billion by 2028. This significant investment underscores the growing demand for state-of-the-art architectural lighting solutions to enhance the safety, efficiency, and aesthetics of airport infrastructure, presenting lucrative opportunities for lighting manufacturers and designers to showcase their innovative offerings.

Smart lighting integration stands at the forefront of driving innovation in the architectural lighting market, offering transformative solutions that redefine the way we illuminate and interact with built environments. By seamlessly blending advanced technologies with intuitive control systems, smart lighting integration elevates the functionality, efficiency, and aesthetics of architectural lighting designs. For instance, in October 2023, Lutron Electronics introduced a cloud-connected lighting and shading solution designed to streamline operations for entire hotel properties. This innovative system integrates control of guestrooms and public spaces into a single, seamless dashboard, enhancing the overall guest experience while simplifying management for hotel staff.

Architectural lighting systems, especially those integrating advanced technologies like smart controls, LEDs, and IoT, often come with high initial costs. These costs can include the price of high-quality luminaires, control systems, installation, and ongoing maintenance. The financial burden can be particularly challenging for smaller architectural projects or in regions with limited budget allocations for infrastructure improvements. For example, advanced LED systems that offer color-changing capabilities, integration with building management systems, and energy-efficient features can be substantially more expensive than traditional lighting systems?.

Architectural Lighting Market Trends

The market is increasingly prioritizing sustainability and energy efficiency, driven by both regulatory demands and a growing public awareness of environmental issues. One of the key components of this trend is the widespread adoption of LED lighting technology. LEDs are significantly more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, consuming up to 80% less energy and having a much longer lifespan. This results in substantial reductions in both energy consumption and maintenance costs. Major manufacturers are leading the charge with innovations in energy-efficient products. For example, In November 2022, Signify launched        its Ultra Efficient range of LED lighting solutions, which includes a variety of products designed to provide significant energy savings and a lower carbon footprint for professional use. The new products are designed to meet the stringent energy labelling regulations and offer substantial cost savings over time.

Recent advancements in lighting technologies are revolutionizing the architectural lighting market, bringing a blend of innovation, efficiency, and enhanced functionality. One of the most significant developments is the proliferation of LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, which offers superior energy efficiency, longevity, and flexibility compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting. For instance, in June 2024, Elation Professional introduced two groundbreaking lighting technologies: ColourTune and TruTone. These innovations offer unparalleled control and unmatched lighting precision, enhancing design flexibility and creativity for professionals in the lighting industry. ColourTune is a software that provides precise control over output and color accuracy across Elation's full-spectrum LED fixtures. TruTone technology is an advancement that allows designers to adjust CRI from a single fixture to achieve the perfect balance between color accuracy and intensity.

Architectural Lighting Market Analysis

Architectural Lighting Market Size, By Type, 2022-2024 (USD Billion)

Based on type, the market is segmented into indoor lighting and outdoor lighting. In 2023, the indoor lighting segment accounted for the largest market share with over 55% of the market share.

  • Manufacturers have noted a growing emphasis on interior design across various sectors, including residential, commercial, and hospitality. As more attention is paid to creating aesthetically pleasing and functional indoor spaces, the demand for innovative indoor lighting solutions has surged. Consumer preferences have shifted towards creating comfortable and inviting indoor environments, influencing the choice of lighting fixtures. Manufacturers have responded to this trend by developing indoor lighting solutions that not only provide adequate illumination but also contribute to the ambiance and mood of indoor spaces.
  • For instance, in April 2024, Govee announced the launch of two new smart floor lamps - the Floor Lamp 2 and Floor Lamp Pro. The Floor Lamp 2 offers brighter illumination, Matter compatibility, and customizable lighting effects. The Floor Lamp Pro features 324 color and white light beads for optimal illumination, a 300-degree rotatable light bar, and an integrated Bluetooth speaker
Architectural Lighting Market Share, By Application, 2023

Based on application, the market is divided into commercial, residential, industrial, and others. In 2023, the commercial segment is fastest growing segment at a CAGR of over 8%. The market value of commercial is expected to reach over USD 7 billion by 2032 due to this significant growth rate.

  • The continuous expansion of the commercial sector, including office spaces, retail outlets, hospitality establishments, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions, drives the demand for architectural lighting solutions. The number of existing commercial registrations in Saudi Arabia now exceeds 1.4 million after it achieved a 59 percent jump during the first quarter of 2024 by about 104,000 records, compared to 65,300 records in the same period last year. As businesses strive to create attractive and well-lit environments to enhance customer experiences and employee productivity, there is a growing need for innovative lighting solutions tailored to commercial applications. 
China Architectural Lighting Market Size, 2022-2032 (USD Billion)

In 2023, Asia Pacific market holds the largest market share with a market share over 30% and it is predicted that it will hold its dominant position throughout the forecasted period. The Asia Pacific region is experiencing unprecedented rates of urbanization, with millions of people migrating from rural areas to cities in search of better economic opportunities. For instance, according to the World Bank, the pace of urbanization in Asia-Pacific is quickening, with nearly 55% of the region's population expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. This rapid urbanization fuels the demand for new infrastructure projects, including residential complexes, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and public infrastructure such as airports, railway stations, and shopping malls. Architectural lighting plays a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of these developments, driving the demand for lighting solutions in the region.

China's architectural lighting market is rapidly growing due to urbanization, infrastructure development, and increasing consumer spending. Government investments in infrastructure and sustainable initiatives drive demand. China serves as a global manufacturing hub for lighting products, with domestic and international manufacturers producing various fixtures and technologies. Emerging technologies like LED lighting and IoT integration are being adopted. The market is highly competitive, with domestic and international players offering cost-effective solutions tailored to domestic consumers.

Germany is renowned for its engineering excellence in architectural lighting design, focusing on energy efficiency, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Its stringent green building standards promote sustainable construction practices, driving demand for environmentally friendly lighting products. German consumers value design and aesthetics, leading to stylish fixtures. Germany serves as a key export market for architectural lighting products and is embracing smart lighting technologies and IoT integration.

Japan's architectural lighting market is characterized by traditional craftsmanship, technological innovation, and attention to detail. The aging population and urban revitalization efforts drive demand for safety, comfort, and aesthetics. LED lighting adoption is widespread, with minimalist design aesthetics and human-centric concepts. Collaboration between manufacturers, architects, and urban planners creates integrated designs. Growth opportunities lie in residential, hospitality, and public infrastructure projects. Technological innovation drives product differentiation and competitiveness.


South Korea's market is characterized by technological innovation, design excellence, and cultural influences. The urban landscape, including Seoul and Busan, drives demand for LED lighting, smart lighting systems, IoT integration, and connectivity solutions. Minimalist design aesthetics and space-saving luminaires are popular in residential and commercial applications, with collaboration between manufacturers, designers, and research institutions fostering innovation.

Architectural Lighting Market Share

Signify Holding and OSRAM GmbH hold a significant share of over 20% in the market. Signify Holding is a global leader in lighting solutions, offering LED luminaires, bulbs, smart lighting systems, and architectural fixtures. Focusing on energy efficiency, connectivity, and sustainability, Signify invests heavily in research and development. With operations in over 70 countries, the company partners with architects and technology firms to integrate lighting with smart home and building automation systems.

OSRAM GmbH is a global provider of lighting solutions and specialty products for automotive, industrial, and architectural applications. With a focus on advanced technologies like LED, OLED, and laser lighting, the company offers a comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires, lamps, control systems, and components. OSRAM's global presence includes manufacturing facilities, research centers, and sales offices in over 150 countries, ensuring broad market coverage and customer support.

Architectural Lighting Market Companies

Major players operating in the architectural lighting industry are:

  • Signify Holding
  • OSRAM GmbH
  • Acuity Brands, Inc.
  • Cree Lighting
  • Eaton (Cooper Lighting Solutions)
  • Zumtobel Group
  • Legrand SA

Architectural Lighting Industry News

  • In February 2024, Siemens, Enlighted, and Zumtobel Group have formed a strategic partnership to advance smart building technologies, particularly focusing on intelligent IoT lighting solutions. The partnership aims to establish new standards for efficiency and sustainability in building operations worldwide.
  • In October 2023, Signify acquired key assets from bankrupt lighting companies Universal Lighting Technologies (ULT) and Douglas Lighting Controls, including patents, product designs and trade names. This bolsters Signify's intellectual property portfolio, especially in LED drivers.

The architectural lighting market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Indoor lighting
  • Outdoor lighting

Market, By Technology

  • LED (Light Emitting Diode)
  • HID (High-Intensity Discharge)
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Incandescent lights
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Others

Market, By End-Use

  • New construction
  • Retrofit

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Sandeep Ugale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for architectural lighting was valued at USD 9.27 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register over 8% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by the evolving needs of urban landscapes.

Indoor architectural lighting market accounted for over 55% share in 2023 and will gain traction by 2032, owing to the growing emphasis on interior design across various sectors.

Asia Pacific industry held over 30% share in 2023 and will grow rapidly through 2032, owing to unprecedented rates of urbanization.

Signify Holding, OSRAM GmbH, Acuity Brands, Inc, Cree Lighting, Eaton (Cooper Lighting Solutions), Zumtobel Group, and Legrand SA among others.

Architectural Lighting Market Scope

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