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Diesel Light Tower Market Size By Channel (Sales, Rental), By Product (Stationary, Mobile), By Lighting (Metal Halide, LED, Electric), By Technology (Manual Lifting, Hydraulic Lifting), By Application & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5663
  • Published Date: May 2023
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Diesel Light Tower Market Size

Diesel Light Tower Market size surpassed USD 2.4 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at 4.6% CAGR from 2024 to 2032.

Diesel Light Tower Market

The industry has been experiencing a number of trends in recent years, driven by various factors including government regulations, technological advancements, and changing customer preferences. The increasing need for lighting solutions in construction and infrastructure projects has been driving the product demand worldwide. These towers provide temporary lighting solutions for night-time construction work and other activities, which is a key factor proliferating the business landscape. The global light tower market is estimated to cross USD 10.5 billion by 2032 on account of growing infrastructure developments.

LED lighting technology has been rapidly evolving in recent years, and diesel light tower manufacturers have been incorporating these advancements into their products to offer reliable and efficient solutions. LED lights are more energy-efficient, have a longer lifespan, and are more durable than traditional lighting solutions, which is anticipated to complement the diesel light tower market growth. Moreover, governments globally are devising safety standards and regulations in order to reduce the accidents across infrastructural development and construction sites, which is poised to boost the industry penetration of diesel light towers.

Rising concern for environmental sustainability have compelled industry manufacturers to incorporate advancements in the light tower technology including features that reduce fuel consumption and emissions, which will augment the product demand in the coming years. Some of these features include auto-start/stop functionality, fuel-efficient engines, and advanced emissions control systems. However, the diesel light tower industry has been expanding rapidly in emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil, where there is a growing demand for infrastructure and construction projects. As a result, many manufacturers are focusing on expanding their presence in these markets and developing products that meet the specific needs of these regions.

COVID-19 Impact

Covid-19 has severely impacted the global economy since late 2019. The pandemic caused a major disruption in operations and supply chain of a large number of industries globally, thus hampering the diesel light tower market growth. The pandemic has disrupted global supply chains, causing delays in the delivery of raw materials, components, and finished products. This has led to production slowdowns and supply shortages for some diesel light tower companies. Also, the lockdown protocols imposed during the pandemic further led to a slowdown in some sectors that use diesel light towers, such as the entertainment industry and sports events, which resulted in reduced demand for diesel light towers in these sectors.

However, the diesel light tower industry witnessed an increase in demand from various industries, including healthcare and emergency response, which complemented the product adoption. In addition, diesel light towers witnessed a huge demand from healthcare sector owing to its application as temporary lighting solutions for outdoor testing sites, vaccination clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

Diesel Light Tower Market Trends

Over the last few years, regions including North America, Asia Pacific and others have attested a high number of weather-related disasters including hurricanes, floods, tsunamis and many others. These catastrophes cause damage to the residential, commercial and other infrastructure, thus driving a demand for the construction industry, which indirectly propels the diesel light tower market development. However, stringent carbon emission regulations along with efforts to reduce the overall GHG emissions by respective countries have compelled the light tower manufacturers to gradually adopt more sustainable alternatives, including solar or direct powered light towers, which may hamper industry growth. Although, easy fuel availability, high output and economical fuel are few of the prominent factors which will boost the market share of diesel-powered light towers in the coming years.

Diesel Light Tower Market Analysis

Diesel Light Tower Market Size, By Channel, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

The rental channel holds a majority market share of over 51% in 2022. Growing refurbishment of residential, commercial and industrial sector has created a positive scenario for rental services of diesel light tower technology. Increasing demand for new construction projects worldwide has further increased the demand for temporary lighting solutions, thereby boosting the rental services sector. In addition, rental companies are adopting telematics and remote monitoring technologies to track their diesel light tower fleets, monitor their performance, and schedule maintenance, which in turn helps to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and improve customer service and thus drive the diesel light tower industry statistics from rental services.

Global Diesel Light Tower Market Revenue Share, By Lighting, 2022

LED lighting solutions cross a major diesel light tower market value of over USD 1.4 billion in 2022 and is further expected to observe 6% during 2023-2032. LED lighting technology has seen significant advancements in recent years, including improvements in energy efficiency, brightness, and colour accuracy. These advancements have resulted in increased demand for LED-based light towers as they provide better lighting quality than traditional lighting sources. Governments in several economies are implementing regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions.

The usage of LED light towers that incorporate advanced emissions control systems and consume less energy help companies comply with these regulations and reduce their carbon footprint, which in turn boosts the product penetration. Furthermore, LED light towers require less maintenance than traditional lighting sources as they have a longer lifespan and are less prone to failures, thus resulting in reduced maintenance costs, making LED based diesel light towers more cost-effective over their lifetime.

The manual lifting technology held a dominant diesel light tower market share in 2022 and is further expected to see 3.5% growth between 2023 and 2032. These units are powered by hand-operated winches or cranks instead of electric or hydraulic systems. Despite being less technologically advanced than other types of light towers, they are still in demand due to their unique advantages including portability, low maintenance cost, durability, cost effectiveness, and easy operations. However, as the light tower manufacturers invest extensively in R&D activities to develop economical and advanced solutions, the hydraulic technology might pose as a feasible alternative to replace manual lifting light towers owing to it automatic operations and various other features.

Asia Pacific Diesel Light Tower Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

Asia pacific diesel light tower market is projected to grow at a noteworthy rate owing to the rapid rise in the construction industry in countries including China and India. The expansion of infrastructure in the region, including the development of highways, bridges, airports, and seaports, has further resulted in an increased demand for diesel light towers. Governments in the APAC region are investing heavily in infrastructure development and urbanization projects over the last few years. This has led to an increased product demand for diesel light towers to provide temporary lighting solutions for these projects. As per International Trade Administration, China poses as the country with biggest construction industry across the globe. Furthermore, the Chinese government, under its 14th five years plan, announced to reach a total investment of USD 4.2 trillion between 2021 and 2025.

The region is further experiencing technological advancements in diesel light towers, including the development of more energy-efficient engines and emissions control systems. These advancements have resulted in increased demand for diesel light towers in the region. In addition, the adoption of rental services for diesel light towers is increasing in the Asia Pacific, thus providing a cost-effective solution for businesses and contractors that need temporary lighting solutions for their projects.

Diesel Light Tower Market Share

The diesel light tower market has witnessed an immense potential for growth on account of the development of cost-effective, compact, and efficient units. Major participants are collaborating with generator manufacturers and component manufacturers along with raw material suppliers and rental service providers to gain a competitive advantage in the industry. Key companies operating in the business landscape include:

  • Doosan Portable Power
  • Generac Power Systems Inc
  • Larson Electronics
  • Inmesol gensets
  • S.L.U
  • Atlas Copco AB
  • Caterpillar
  • United Rentals Inc
  • J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
  • Multiquip Inc
  • Trime S.r.l
  • Colorado Standby
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Allmand Bros Inc
  • Wacker Neuson SE,
  • Aska Equipments Private Limited.

Diesel Light Tower Industry News:

  • In November 2022, LARSON Electronics announced the launch of multiple products, which comprised a LED light tower, a 6,000 W water-cooled diesel engine generator, and a 25-foot telescopic tower. The diesel-powered LED light tower is equipped with a 4-pole single bearing generator that generates 6,000 watts at 120/240V & 60Hz. It features four 160-watt LED lamps, which offer a total of 86,400 lumens of light and is ideal for use in outdoor settings such as construction sites and stadiums.
  • In February 2020, Allmand Bros., Inc. launched a new & enhanced Night-Lite GR-Series of light tower and heaters at the ARA Show. The innovative & compact GR-Series provides customers with a variety of powertrain options comprising gasoline, air-cooled diesel, or a towable unit. The light tower consists of a 45-gallon fuel tank and four fuel-efficient LED lights with a 195,592 overall lumens clock within a 300-hr run time. The lightweight product comprises the Yanmar’s air-cooled diesel engine, offering low maintenance, and has the ability to withstand temperatures ranging from -6° F to 104° F.

This diesel light tower market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘000 Units & USD Million from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Channel

  • Sales
  • Rental

Market, By Product

  • Stationary
  • Mobile

Market, By Lighting

  • Metal Halide
  • LED
  • Electric
  • Others

Market, By Technology

  • Manual Lifting
  • Hydraulic Lifting

Market, By Application

  • Construction
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Military & Defense
  • Emergency & Disaster Relief
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Vishal Saini

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of diesel light tower surpassed USD 2.4 billion in 2023 and is projected to record 4.6% CAGR during 2024 to 2032, due to the rise in government regulations and changing customer preferences.

Diesel light tower industry share from LED lighting solutions exceeded USD 1.4 billion in 2022 and will showcase 6% growth from 2023-2032 owing to the rising advances in energy efficiency, brightness, and colour accuracy.

Diesel light tower industry size from the manual lifting technology is expected to observe 3.5% growth rate through 2032 on account of the surging need for portability, low maintenance costs, durability, cost effectiveness, and easy operations.

Doosan Portable Power, Generac Power Systems, Inc., Larson Electronics, Inmesol gensets, S.L.U., Atlas Copco AB, Caterpillar, United Rentals, Inc., Multiquip, Inc., Trime S.r.l., Colorado Standby, and Chicago Pneumatic are some of the major diesel light tower companies.

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