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United States LED & Smart Street Lighting: Market Forecast (2018-2027)

Published by Northeast Group, LLC Product code 714006
Published Content info 146 Pages + 25 slide Executive Summary Presentation + dataset covering 306 cities
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United States LED & Smart Street Lighting: Market Forecast (2018-2027)
Published: September 30, 2018 Content info: 146 Pages + 25 slide Executive Summary Presentation + dataset covering 306 cities
Description

The US street lighting market is rapidly evolving. When Northeast Group first surveyed the US streetlight market back in 2012, LED streetlights were still primarily being piloted, utilities had not developed LED streetlight tariffs, the business case for smart/connected street lighting was undeveloped, and cities remained wary of vendor and third-party financing. All of these factors have changed dramatically in the past six years. LED luminaires are becoming the default as existing streetlights expire and smart streetlights are forming the basis of more expansive smart city projects. Cities now realize that LED and smart streetlights provide a unique opportunity to save costs while simultaneously improving public safety and offering new services to their residents. States are also now getting involved to promote these projects in smaller cities. These trends will lead to continued growth in the market, with $6.6 billion invested in LED street lighting and a further $1.4 billion invested in smart street lighting over the next decade.

To assess these transformations, Northeast Group conducted the most comprehensive survey of the US street lighting market to date, researching the number of streetlights, ownership structure, and conversion status of over 300 of the largest cities (cities with a population over 100,000). This includes a sample size more than three times larger than existing data from the US Department of Energy. Northeast Group also gathered data from all leading vendors to compile market share for streetlight controls and communications and assessed primary data from awarded contracts to analyze pricing trends.

The results of this survey demonstrate that many of the initial challenges are being overcome and benefits are being realized. Cities have seen real energy savings and innovative financing and tariff structures - along with declining prices - have made these projects attractive for a majority of US cities. Indeed, the next step appears to be integrating these projects into larger smart city deployments.

This final step presents new challenges, and until they are overcome, some cities will wait to invest in smart street lighting. But the enormous opportunities presented by smart street lighting and smart cities mean that these obstacles too will soon be overcome, leading to $8 billion in cumulative investment over the next decade.

Key questions answered in this study:

  • How many streetlights are there in each of the 306 largest US cities, who owns them, and how have they progressed towards LED and smart conversions?
  • What is the market share of both the largest streetlight communications vendors and the controls vendors?
  • What cities have upcoming RFPs or have started streetlight projects without selecting a vendor for a full conversion?
  • How have prices shifted in recent smart streetlight tenders?
  • What is the ten-year forecast for LED and smart street lighting across all segments (cobra head, decorative, etc.)?
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

i. Executive Summary

1. What's new in 2018?

2. US streetlight survey results

3. US street lighting overview

4. Market forecast

5. Vendors

6. Appendix

  • 6.1. Full results of 306-city survey
  • 6.2. Methodology
  • 6.3. LED & smart street lighting overview
  • 8.4. List of abbreviations and companies covered

List of Figures, Boxes, and Tables

  • US LED and smart street lighting: key takeaways
  • Figure 1.1: Recent smart streetlight activity in the US
  • Figure 1.2: Notable US smart streetlight projects
  • Figure 1.3: Annual smart streetlight deployments by project type
  • Figure 1.4: Cities in Northeast Group's US streetlight database
  • Figure 1.5: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Massachusetts) smart streetlight bids
  • Table 1.1: Smart city requirements in Kansas City RFP
  • Table 1.2: Smart city applications
  • Table 1.3: ESCOs and smart city integrators
  • Figure 1.6: Streetlight ownership by number of cities
  • Figure 1.7: Streetlight ownership by number of streetlights
  • Table 1.4: Cities that re-purchased or are considering purchasing their streetlights
  • Figure 1.8: Notable utilities with LED streetlight tariffs
  • Table 1.5: Streetlight communications comparison
  • Figure 1.9: US streetlight networking market share (deployed as of end of 2017)
  • Figure 1.10: US streetlight networking market share (deployed and announced)
  • Figure 1.11: US streetlight controllers/nodes market share (deployed as of end of 2017)
  • Figure 1.12: US streetlight controllers/nodes market share (deployed and announced)
  • Figure 1.13: Estimates of total number of streetlights in the US by year
  • Figure 2.1: Cities in Northeast Group's US streetlight database
  • Figure 2.2: Scatterplot of city population and number of streetlights from survey
  • Figure 2.3: Streetlight ownership by number of cities
  • Figure 2.4: Streetlight ownership by number of streetlights
  • Figure 2.5: Cities in survey categorized by LED and smart streetlight progress
  • Table 2.1: Cities in survey with full smart streetlight projects completed or underway
  • Figure 2.6: Cities in survey with full smart streetlight projects completed or underway
  • Figure 2.7: Notable US smart streetlight projects
  • Table 2.2: Cities in survey with full LED streetlight projects completed or underway
  • Figure 2.8: Notable completed/underway LED (but not connected) streetlight projects
  • Figure 2.9: Cities in survey with full LED streetlight projects completed or underway
  • Figure 2.10: LED conversion progress among cities that have conversions underway
  • Table 2.3: Cities in survey with incomplete progress towards LED streetlight projects
  • Figure 2.11: Cities in survey with incomplete progress towards LED streetlight projects
  • Table 2.4: Notable recent RFPs and tenders
  • Table 2.5: Cities in survey with some LED streetlight progress and/or pilot projects
  • Figure 2.12: Cities in survey with some LED streetlight progress and/or pilot projects
  • Table 2.6: Cities in survey with no public LED streetlight plans
  • Figure 2.13: Cities in survey with no public LED streetlight plans
  • Figure 3.1: US outdoor lighting by segment
  • Figure 3.2: US streetlights by luminaire type
  • Figure 3.3: Growth in LED penetration rate in the US
  • Table 3.1: LED and smart streetlight costs and benefits
  • Figure 3.4: Smart streetlight benefits (10-year savings)
  • Table 3.2: Additional benefits to smart streetlights not fully captured in quantitative benefit
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  • Table 3.3: Challenges to implementing smart and LED streetlight projects
  • Figure 3.5: Notable utilities with LED streetlight tariffs
  • Figure 3.6: Notable states with LED and/or smart streetlight conversion initiatives
  • Figure 4.1: Cumulative investment in LED and smart streetlights
  • Table 4.1: Cumulative investment in LED and smart streetlights
  • Figure 4.2: Cumulative LED streetlight forecast with installation separate
  • Figure 4.3: Scatterplot of city population and # streetlights from Northeast Group's survey
  • Figure 4.4: Estimates of total number of streetlights in the US by year
  • Figure 4.5: Percentage of annual streetlight deployments that will be LED
  • Figure 4.6: Installed base of legacy streetlights and annual shipments of LED streetlights
  • Figure 4.7: US LED and smart streetlight penetration rate
  • Figure 4.8: Annual LED and smart streetlight shipments
  • Figure 4.9: Average cost per streetlight of smart LED projects
  • Figure 4.10: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Massachusetts) smart streetlight bids
  • Figure 5.1: US streetlight networking market share (deployed as of end of 2017)
  • Figure 5.2: US streetlight networking market share (deployed and announced)
  • Figure 5.3: US streetlight controllers/nodes market share (deployed as of end of 2017)
  • Figure 5.4: US streetlight controllers/nodes market share (and announced)
  • Table 5.1: Notable changes to smart streetlight competitive landscape since 2017
  • Figure 5.5: Smart lighting value chain
  • Figure 5.6: Major smart streetlight projects by communications vendor
  • Table 5.2: Smart street lighting communications vendors
  • Figure 5.7: Major smart streetlight projects by controls/nodes vendor
  • Table 5.3: Streetlight control hardware vendors
  • Figure 5.8: Major LED and smart streetlight projects by ESCO and/or project integrator
  • Table 5.4: ESCOs and smart city integrators
  • Table 5.5: General LED lighting vendors
  • Figure 6.1: Streetlight directional control
  • Figure 6.2: Common types of streetlight fixtures
  • Table 6.1: LED streetlight benefits
  • Table 6.2: Different types of streetlight luminaires
  • Figure 6.3: Smart streetlight model with RF and PLC communications systems
  • Table 6.3: HPS to LED wattage cross reference
  • Figure 6.4: LED streetlight cost benefit in US
  • Figure 6.5: 10-year break even point for networked streetlights
  • Table 6.4: Streetlight financing options
  • Figure 6.6: Legal framework for assessing liability of streetlights
  • Table 6.5: Dimming criteria for the standard IESNA RP-8-05
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