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Light Tower Market Size By Channel (Sales, Rental), By Product (Stationary, Mobile), By Lighting (Metal Halide, LED, Electric), By Power Source (Diesel, Solar, Direct), By Technology (Manual Lifting, Hydraulic Lifting), By Application (Construction, Infrastructure Development {Highway Construction, Railway Line Construction, Bridge Construction}, Oil & Gas, Mining, Military & Defense, Emergency & Disaster Relief), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4499
  • Published Date: Sep 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Light Tower Market size was valued at over USD 3.5 billion in 2020 and is set to record around 6.5% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. A light tower is a well-designed piece of equipment, which provides effective lighting that is efficient and adaptable. The product is equipped with one or more high-intensity electric lamps along with a mast, which is attached to a trailer equipped with a genset to energize the lamps.

Light Tower Market

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The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the global economy and has resulted in halting of commercial and industrial operations worldwide. Global restrictions including lockdowns and strict curfews by respective government authorities following the subsequent waves of virus spread has delayed commissioning of several mining, construction, and O&G projects. However, efficient nation-wide immunization programs following the availability of multiple verified vaccines globally has accelerated the chances of the market revival.

Expansion of commercial establishments and ongoing infrastructural boom is set to augment the rental light tower market trends

Robust infrastructural development driven by favorable government plans along with rising significance of lighting systems amongst end users is set to propel the rental industry growth. Rising investments in infrastructure development and construction facilities along with growing requirements to operate these industrial sites and establishments irrespective of weather & time extremities is set to stimulate the product installation. Moreover, independency from additional set-up requirement and diminished O&M costs in line with growing urgency to facilitate continuous business operations will continue to entail the demand for rental units.

Rising frequency of lethal accidents, especially during night-time construction activities is set to encourage the mobile light tower industry growth

The mobile light tower market will witness a substantial growth rate of over 6.5% from 2021 to 2027. Rising need for illumination across remote locations, which involve operations correlated to the oil & gas and construction industries will complement the business dynamics. These units are equipped with distinctive kinds of site-tow and road trailers for their utilization across critical working environments. Increasing frequency of fatalities particularly during night-time operations together with the availability of several resistant & tough mobile equipment equipped with enhanced quality standards are some key factors encouraging the product installation.

Ongoing innovations and focused R&D towards offering emission-less lighting units monitored by stringent government norms will fuel the LED segment of the market

The LED light tower market share will grow owing to shifting industry focus toward environmental safety coupled with the necessity to adopt low emission and energy-efficient structures. LED lamps exclude filaments that raise vibrations, which is a vital element in the mining industry, thus encouraging the product deployment. Easy maintenance, extended lifespan, better performance, and low fuel consumption in extreme weather are the prominent factors encouraging the unit installation. High equipment and initial capital costs may adversely affect the overall product demand; however, the introduction of energy-efficient standards and norms will influence the industry outlook.

Solar-based light tower equipment on account of ongoing consumer shift toward energy-efficient units will witness rise in its market share

UK Light Tower Industry, By Power Source

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The introduction of strict government norms or regulations, provision of tax credit schemes accompanied by various subsidies to adopt renewable energy systems will fuel the installation of solar light towers. The shifting consumer preference toward ecofriendly and low-emission complaint units followed by their operational suitability will encourage the product deployment. The rising demand for green substitutes comprising hybrid technologies along with shifting focus toward environmental safety will accelerate the product demand.

Ongoing technological enhancements accompanied by retrofitting of conventional light towers are driving the hydraulic segment of the market

The hydraulic light tower market is anticipated to grow owing to rising end user focus toward enhanced technology and user-friendly systems. These units can be lowered or raised by touch of a mere button, thus minimizing downtime and increasing efficiency via safe, simple & quick operation. Moreover, the introduction of advanced technology machinery and construction techniques accompanied by stringent safety standards will drive industry trends.

Booming construction activities owing to robust urbanization backed by significant fund flow will boost the light tower market growth

South Africa Light Tower Market, By Application

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Escalating demand for modernization and refurbishment of existing industrial establishments & structures will further accelerate product deployment. The introduction of government regulations with a focus on promoting environmental sustainability along with a surging need to minimize emissions while addressing improvements in energy performance is anticipated to drive the business landscape. Increasing demand for efficient lighting for outdoor recreational activities and events including music concerts, sports events & award ceremonies will further augment the product deployment.

Efficiency, easy installation, and reliability are several prominent factors positively stimulating the light tower industry analysis for M&E (Military & Emergency) services. These units are suitable for utilization across areas where lighting needed to be re-positioned, which in turn, will strengthen the business outlook. Furthermore, ongoing technical advancements, improved efficiency, and declining product costs owing to effective production capacities are some of the key factors augmenting the unit adoption.

North America and Asia Pacific light tower market to grow at the fastest rate

Asia Pacific Light Tower Market, From Rental, By Channel

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North America and Asia Pacific will lead the overall business segment and are projected to account for over 50% of the revenue market share by 2027. The flourishing construction sector coupled with rapid industrialization will boost the demand for light towers, thus positively encouraging product deployment. Asia Pacific region is specifically distinguished by the existence of expanding urbanization, limited access to power, and the robust service sector. An upsurge in infrastructural investments due to ongoing refurbishment & development of existing structures and rising construction & mining activities accompanied by the highly active oil & gas sector will accelerate the installation of lighting towers.

The U.S. will dominate the overall North America light tower market share and is set to grow at a 4.5% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Growing construction activities are key factors that lead to a rise in fatalities across worksites on account of ignorance and poor lighting. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally there were about 340 million occupational injuries and 160 million victims of work-related mishaps annually. Growing critical injuries on job sites together with the introduction of several work safety measures are set to influence the business dynamics.

Development of strong distribution channels has been key focal point of market players reigning the LT industry

Eminent industry manufacturers are focusing on backward integration to sustain the quality of standards and economies of scale to increase their competitive market share. Prominent participants are developing their rental channels to gain substantial presence across the untapped rental industry. Key players comprise of The Will-Burt Company, Generac, Aska Equipments, Terex Corporation, LTA Projects, Atlas Copco, Progress Solar Solutions, Wacker Neuson, Olikara lighting towers, DMI, Allmand, Light Boy, Doosan Portable Power, Larson Electronics, Chicago Pneumatic, JC Bamford, Colorado Standby, Youngman Richardson, Trime, Inmesol S.L.U., United Rentals, and Caterpillar amongst others.

The Light Tower Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of USD from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Channel

  • Sales
  • Rental

By Product

  • Stationary
  • Mobile

By Lighting

  • Metal halide
  • LED
  • Electric
  • Others

By Power Source

  • Diesel
  • Solar
  • Direct
  • Others

By Technology

  • Manual lifting
  • Hydraulic lifting

By Application

  • Construction
  • Infrastructure development
    • Highway construction
    • Railway line construction
    • Bridge construction
    • Others
  • 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
    • Ukraine
    • Azerbaijan
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • Poland
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Turkey
    • Finland
    • Denmark
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam
    • Indonesia
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • Iran
    • South Africa
    • Egypt
    • Algeria
    • Nigeria
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Srishti Agarwal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global light tower industry revenue had reached more than USD 3.5 billion in 2020 and will observe a 6.5% CAGR up to 2027 with robust demand across construction, mining, military, and emergency service applications.

Demand for mobile light towers is poised to hit a growth rate of 6.5% over 2021-2027 driven by the increasing need for illumination across remote locations.

The light tower industry share from the construction application segment will commendably grow with the rising demand for modernization as well as refurbishment of the existing industrial establishments and structures.

The light tower industry in the U.S. is expected to record a growth rate of more than 4.5% up to 2027 on account of the escalating public and private construction activities in the region.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 24
  • Tables & Figures: 912
  • Countries covered: 41
  • Pages: 520

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