The connected street lights market is expected to witness a CAGR of 29.68% over the forecast period (2020 - 2025). The technological advancements in the field of smart sensors and wireless technologies for smart lighting are fueling market growth.
- The market for connected street lights is growing at a significant pace across the world, primarily due to the emergence of smart cities, increased adoption of Internet of Things devices and adoption of Li-Fi networked communication technology.
- Smart street lighting systems comprise of many useful features that make them more environment-friendly, reliable, and efficient to use. These Smart Street lighting systems are energy-efficient, as they mostly use LED lights and different possess control units and sensors in all the lamps, which enable them to transmit data to the central controlling system.
- The increase in smart cities projects is boosting the market as they make use of new smart devices, which could help to monitor energy consumption, traffic flows, and water levels, etc. The effective use of these new technologies in Smart Cities is totally dependent on the infrastructure development and smart supply chain.
- However, the lack of awareness among the end users is challenging the market as the adoption will rapidly increase if more and more end users came to know about the major advantages of connected street lights systems.
Scope of the Report
The IoT enabled connected street lights cut costs and support the deployment of smart city applications. Smart street lights enable the city officials to increase and decrease illumination levels at different times of the day or night and also in response to weather events. Cities can also use it to develop follow-me strategies in which the street lights are turned on only in response to specific pedestrian or vehicle activity.
Key Market Trends
Increasing Investments in Smart Cities to Drive the Market
- With the expanding population around the globe, an increase in people living in urban areas, including the overall growth of urban population (81% of the total population that is living in cities) is one of the major drivers for the adoption of smart and intelligent solutions.
- The primary reason behind the growth of modern cities - smart cities is the need for an effective solution for managing city resources. Governments across various countries are collaborating and partnering with each other in order to transform into a collaborative and integrated service delivery model from the traditional silo-based model.
- As the connected street lights market is directly related to the number of smart city projects, more the number of smart cities around the world would result in higher demand for connected street lights.
- For instance, the central government of India has approved a budget of USD 7.8 billion to be spent over a five-year period from 2015 - 2020 on smart cities initiatives, in 100 designated cities in India, to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens.
North America to Witness a Huge Demand for Connected Street Lights
- The North American region currently holds the largest market share in the market and is expected to witness strong growth in demand for connected street lights during the forecast period.
- The North American region also provides a suitable environment for startups and SMEs, with favorable government regulations and compliance. Owing to this, enterprises are growing rapidly in the North American region and witnessing a heavy demand for the connected street lights and thus driving the market.
- The major trends responsible for the increased growth of Connected Street Lights in the North American region include the growing adoption of Li-Fi networked communication technology and the increasing number of cities across the United States and Canada are starting to implement smart traffic projects.
- Additionally, the growth is significant, due to the high concentration of government initiatives that majorly drive the connected street lights markets.
The connected street lights market is highly competitive because of the presence of many players running the business in national as well as international boundaries. The market is mildly concentrated and the key strategies adopted by the major players are product innovation and mergers and acquisitions to increase their reach and stay ahead of the competition.
- Apr 2018 - Telensa entered into a partnership with the government of Hong Kong to replace 600 streetlights in Yuen Long. Under the part of a pilot scheme, which is expected to introduce more sophisticated and intelligent street lighting systems to the entire region's urban infrastructure.
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