Sector: Lighting

Market Overview: Lighting is one of the easiest ways to realize energy savings in a retrofit and the push to achieve significant savings through innovation and new lighting technologies is greater than ever. The lighting and bulb market—incandescent bulbs, CFLs, fluorescent tubes, and parts and components—has been steadily declining for several years as LEDs have grown from a small market share to being fully dominant over the last decade. While incandescent lighting is still manufactured domestically, it has been relegated to specialty uses and almost all U.S. manufacturing has disappeared. LEDs are supplanting fluorescent lighting as consumers are willing to pay the higher up-front costs to have a more energy-efficient, flexible, and durable product in their buildings. 

Due to this switch to LED technologies, manufacturing opportunities in the energy-efficient lighting fixtures and components sector are growing. Many countries, including the United States, have banned the use of incandescent fixtures. This provides a significant export opportunity for U.S. manufacturers of LED technologies. In general, innovation and the creation of new products such as "smart lighting systems" (which can analyze data and communicate with each other to adjust lights automatically) will be primary factors for growth in this market.

The energy-efficient lighting market is mixed when it comes to U.S. manufacturing content. Imports will continue to be strong for component electronic parts and low-end consumer LED bulbs. Currently, the majority of U.S. demand for lighting fixtures is met with imports—mostly from China. The lighting sector has a highly dynamic and globalized supply chain with some components exclusively manufactured overseas, making it difficult to increase U.S. content.

LED lighting products used for commercial, architectural, institutional, and other large projects tend to have a higher percentage of U.S. content (both parts and assembly) than those used in residential settings. Of the residential products, custom, niche, or higher-end tend to have more U.S. content and assembly than those found on big box store shelves. High costs like tooling, small profit margins and significant competition make it difficult to manufacture affordable U.S.-made products for the average homeowner or tenant.

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Company Location
1 Source LED Livermore, California
AAMSCO Lighting Summerville, South Carolina
Above All Lighting Inc. Pennsauken, New Jersey
Access Lighting Irvine, California
Acclaim Lighting Los Angeles, California
Acuity Brands Lighting Des Plaines, Illinois
Acuity Brands Lighting Ontario, California
Acuity Brands Lighting Atlanta, Georgia
Acuity Brands Lighting Conyers, Georgia
Acuity Brands Lighting Crawfordsville, Indiana
Acuity Brands Lighting Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Aero-Tech Light Bulb Company Schaumburg, Illinois
Affinity LED Lighting, LLC Dover, New Hampshire
AFX Inc. Waukegan, Illinois
ALLED Lighting Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Alledra LED Lighting Renton, Washington
Allied Moulded Products, Inc. Bryan, Ohio
Alphabet Lighting Irvine, California
Altech Electronics Paramount, California
Alva Oakland, California
AM Conservation Group Charleston, South Carolina
American Bright Lighting Chino, California
American Lighting Inc. Denver, Colorado
American Scientific Lighting (ASL) Trenton, New Jersey
Amerlux, LLC Oakland, New Jersey
AmerTac Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
ANP Lighting Montclair, California
Archipelago Lighting Montclair, California
Ark Lighting Gardena, California
Arkansas Lamp Manufacturing Van Buren, Arkansas
Armacost Lighting Baltimore, Maryland
ASL Energy Efficient Lighting Trenton, New Jersey
Atlantic Lighting Fall River, Massachusetts
Atlas Lighting Products, Inc. Burlington, North Carolina
AuroraLight, Inc. Carlsbad, California
AutoCell Electronics, Inc. Elk Grove, California
Barn Light Electric Titusville, Florida
Barron Lighting Group Glendale, Arizona
Bartco Lighting Huntington Beach, California
Baselite Corporation Chino, California
Beghelli USA Miramar, Florida
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights New Orleans, Louisiana
Beyond LED Technology Stone Mountain, Georgia
Big Beam Emergency Systems Inc. Crystal Lake, Illinois
Boca Flasher Deerfield Beach, Florida
Borden Lighting San Leandro, California
Brilliance LED Carefree, Arizona
Broada, Inc. City of Industry, California
Brodwax Lighting Coral Springs, Florida
Brownlee Lighting Orlando, Florida