Market Research Report
United States Flashlight Market Forecast & Analysis 2014 - 2021
|Published by||ElectroniCast||Product code||251928|
|Published||Content info||364 Pages
|United States Flashlight Market Forecast & Analysis 2014 - 2021|
|Published: July 7, 2015||Content info: 364 Pages||
This is the ElectroniCast analysis and forecast of the use of flashlights in the United States. In regions outside of the United States, flashlights are often referred to as "torches." Flashlights are portable electric-powered light source. The primary power source of a flashlight is batteries (rechargeable or disposable); however, power sources can often include ultra-capacitors, electromagnetic induction, solar power, and hand powered dynamos.
In the process of this market research project, in addition to interviewing existing customers and distributors of flashlights, ElectroniCast Consultants also studied over 60 flashlight manufactures/brands with various ranges of performance, price, power-source, light source and other variables, as well as competitor market share estimates.
Market Forecast Application Categories - This market forecast of each product-type by the following end-user type (application) categories:
Market Forecast, By Function - This report provides the 2014 market data review and 2015-2021 forecast for flashlights by the following functions:
Market Forecast, by Light Source - In this study, we provide a market forecast and analysis for the use of flashlights in the United States based on the following light source types, as well as flashlights equipped for recharging versus standard (not rechargeable/equipped types):
A typical flashlight is a hand held unit, however, flashlights are often mounted on weapons, which are tactical flashlights used by the military, law enforcement or even recreationally by hunters. Flashlights are mounted to helmets or for recreational and work use. In fact, the list of different uses of these portable (cordless) light units is close to endless; therefore, the flashlight industry is constantly driven to identify innovative applications and designs.
Some flashlights have more than one light source, for example a fluorescent flashlight from Makita also has an incandescent light source; however, the differentiation is that it is a fluorescent flashlight - so, ElectroniCast counts the flashlight as a fluorescent flashlight. ElectroniCast does not "double-count" the quantity of flashlights; therefore, we tend to evaluate the flashlight and assign it a classification based on the main market-push (objective) from the particular supplier ("HID Flashlight with LED," are classified as a HID flashlight).
Through research and development (R&D), manufacturers are striving to differentiate themselves from competitors, by means of customer end-markets (applications), lumens/brightness, durability, sales/distribution channels, or a patriotic appeal to purchase products that are made and designed in the United States ("Made in the USA").
Since the market opportunity for flashlights continues to evolve, through the push by manufacturers to differentiate from each other to achieve increasing revenue, there is a need to explore technology-driven solutions addressing, but not limited to the list shown below. The relationship of cost of materials, along with the end-user price-points, are important considerations for flashlight manufacturers; however, there are many other items of interest to consider in finding ways to differentiate from your competitors.