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The Lighting Fixtures Market in China

Published by CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies Product code 127254
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The Lighting Fixtures Market in China
Published: September 21, 2018 Content info: 180 Pages

The 11th edition of The Lighting Fixtures market in China offers an accurate and in-deep analysis of the lighting fixtures industry in China, providing data and trends for the period 2012-2017 and forecasts up to 2022 . On one hand, the report analyses the main trends affecting the market over the last five years, considering the production , the consumption , the imports and the exports of lighting fixtures in the country. On the other hand, it offers an analysis of the supply structure and the competitive system , an overview of the distribution system and the main players operating in the market.

International Trade

Lighting fixtures exports and imports are considered, broken down by country and by geographical area of destination/origin (total lighting, only lighting fixtures, only lighting components). The time frame considered is 2012-2017.

Supply Structure

The lighting fixtures market is divided in four main segments :

  • residential-consumer
  • commercial
  • industrial
  • outdoor.

Within them, the market is further broken down by types of product and application , by light sources (incandescence, fluorescence, gas discharge, LEDs, OLED, fiber optics), and by manufacturing clusters. A financial analysis , on a selected number of companies operating in the market, includes profitability ratios and financial structure indicators.

Data on consumer/residential lighting are broken down by style (traditional, modern, design) and by product type (floor, table, wall and ceiling lamps, embedded lighting, chandeliers and suspensions), while data on commercial lighting are broken down by type of product (downlights/recessed, tubes/tracks/systems, floor and table lighting for commercial spaces, wall washers, LED panels, linear lighting and strips, chandeliers and suspensions for commercial spaces, projectors/spotlights) and application (hospitality, office, retail, art and museums, entertainment, schools, airports and other big infrastructures). Industrial lighting consists of lighting for industrial sites, healthcare lighting, weather resistant and explosion-proof lighting, emergency lighting, marine lighting. Outdoor lighting includes residential outdoor lighting, lighting for urban landscape, lighting for streets and major roads, area/campus lighting, lighting for tunnels and galleries, Christmas and special events lighting.

Distribution Channels

The analysis of the distribution system is organized by the following channels:

  • Contract/Builders
  • Lighting Specialists
  • Wholesalers
  • Lifestyle stores (Furniture stores/chains and department Stores)
  • DIY stores
  • E-commerce

A selection of leading e-commerce players, architectural offices and lighting designers operating in China is also included.

Competitive System

Finally, the report offers an analysis of the leading local and foreign players present on the Chinese market and in each segment considered; through sales data, market shares and short profiles .

An address list of more than 300 local and foreign lighting fixtures manufacturer active in China is included.


China. Top lighting fixtures importers. Market size (million USD), penetration level (%), average percentage per year between 2012 and 2017 (%)


Over the last ten years, LED technology has been the main driver of the lighting sector, both in term of production and consumption, in China as well as in the rest of the world. Although the rates of growth of LED have been progressively decreasing, in 2017 the LED consumption still grew by 18%. On the other hand, traditional-source lighting fixtures sales dropped by 10% compared to the previous year. In term of production, such a decrease was even stronger, as tradition light sources contracted by 24.2%.

During 2017, the overall Chinese production of lighting fixtures registered an annual contraction of 0.9% (in USD), declining to a value of USD 39.6 billion (RMB 267 billion). Exports, down by 5% compared to 2016 (in USD), accounted for 57% of its value. The United States is by far the main destination market for the Chinese export, with a stable share of 26%-28%. The value of the Chinese exports of lighting fixtures in the US was approximately USD 3.4 billion in 2012 and it was around USD 6.8 billion in 2017.

Imports account for only 2% of the domestic consumption as in 2017 they were worth about USD 365 million (RMB 2.5 billion). Imports of lighting fixtures mainly come from Germany and Japan (both growing in term of market share), the USA and Italy (both declining), and South Korea (increasing), as presented in the table.

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Product Code: S.27

Table of Contents


Research tools and methodological notes; Terminology; Other CSIL reports in the lighting industry

Basic Data and activity trend

Lighting fixtures production, consumption, and international trade: total and by market segment. Data available in USD and RMB. The time frame considered is 2012-2017, forecasts 2018-2022

International Trade

Exports and imports of general lighting (lighting fixtures, lighting components, lamps). Data 2012-2017.

Exports and imports of lighting fixtures by country and geographical area of destination/origin (Lighting fixtures and lighting components, only lighting fixtures, only lighting components). Data 2012-2017

Six major exporting and importing countries of lighting fixtures. Data 2012-2017

Supply structure

Lighting fixtures breakdown by light sources (incandescence, fluorescence, gas discharge, LEDs, OLED, fiber optics): total and by market segment.

Focus on LED lighting: LED lighting fixtures production and consumption, 2012-2017 and forecast 2018-2022. Data available in USD and RMB. Suppliers of LED package

Employment and productivity. Main manufacturing clusters. Financial data

Breakdown of lighting fixtures production by the four main segments (residential-consumer, commercial, industrial, outdoor lighting), by style, product type, and application.


Analysis of the distribution system broken down in the following channels (Direct sales/contract, Lighting specialists retailers, Furniture stores, chains, department stores, Wholesalers, DIY/Hypermarkets, E-commerce). Leading E-commerce players. Focus on furniture chains (selling also lighting fixtures), DIY and Department stores. Selection of leading architects, interior design studios and lighting designers operating in China. Reference prices. Fairs and Associations

Competitive system

Total lighting fixtures production and market shares of 60 among the leading Chinese companies. Lighting fixtures sales in China and market shares of 60 among the leading local and international companies

Main players in the LED lighting segment (both in term of production and consumption)

For each of the four market segments considered in the report: data on lighting fixtures production and market shares of 60 among the leading Chinese companies; lighting fixtures sales in China and market shares of 60 among the leading local and international companies.

Technical lighting (commercial, industrial, outdoor) is broken down also by application.

Lighting fixtures exports and market shares by Region of destination in selected Chinese companies (Asia and Pacific, Europe, Americas, Middle East, and Africa)

Demand drivers

Macroeconomic Data (Country indicators). Population and urbanization process. Construction sector and real estate. Infrastructures. The retail segment. Demand and key players for the Hospitality segment

Appendix: list of companies

Selected Companies

Alibaba, Artbright, Arup, CH Lighting, Cree Group, Doju Lighting, Eaton, Eglo, ETi Elec-Tech International , FSL Lighting, GigaTera, Glamox, Hem Lighting, HiGreen Lighting, Honglitronic, Honyar, Huayi Lighting, Ikea Group, Illusion Led, Inesa Feilo, Jiawei Photovoltaic Lighting, Kang Mingsheng, Kennede Electronics, KingLong Lighting, Kingsun Optoelectronic, L&S, Ledman, Longt Lighting, MLS, MTC, NVC Lighting, Orient Home, Opple Lighting, Osram Group, PAK Lighting, PNY Lighting, Qiguang Lighting, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Sonepar, Sunmei, Tospo Lighting, Unilumin, Violet, W2 Architects, Xindeco, Yajiang Photoelectric, Yankon, Yaships, Youpon, Zumtobel Group

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