Automotive Lighting Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Production, Consumption, Revenue and Forecast 2020 to 2027

The global automotive lighting market size was valued at USD 18.00 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach USD 29.86 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 6.9% from 2020 to 2027. The rear lighting segment was the highest contributor to the market, with $5.61 billion in 2018, and is estimated to reach USD 9.53 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period.

An increase in premium and SUV sales and advancements in lighting technology are some of the major factors driving the growth of the automotive lighting industry.

The factors such as growth in emphasis toward road safety, implementation of stringent government regulations, and rise in automobile production drive the growth of the automotive lighting market. However, high cost of LEDs is expected to restrain the automotive lighting market growth. Furthermore, rise in demand for automotive in developing nations is anticipated to provide a remarkable growth opportunity for the players operating in the market.

Lighting plays an important role in automotive vehicles to provide illumination for the driver. In addition, lighting systems also help other drivers and pedestrians on the road to detect the vehicle’s position, direction of movement, and size. It adds aesthetic looks to both interior and exterior parts of the vehicle and at the same time increases the conspicuity of the vehicle. It comprises lighting and signaling devices. These lighting equipment are mounted on different locations in the vehicle such as front, rear, top, and interiors. Traditionally, halogen, being a low cost and easily available technology, is the majorly used lighting technology and includes xenon and LED as the other prominent lighting technologies. Increase in concerns regarding road safety and government regulations for lighting are the major factors that drive the demand for lighting equipment. In addition, the factors such as increase in disposable incomes and improvement in lifestyle and transportation requirements are contributing to the increase in the production of vehicles, which, in turn, fuels the demand for automotive lighting.

The key players including DENSO Corporation, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Hyundai Mobis, Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Koninklijke Philips N.V., Osram Licht AG, ROBERT BOSCH GmbH, Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Valeo, and Zizala Lichtsysteme GmbH holds the major automotive lighting market share.

A Key Driver

The inception of passenger cars provided us with independence and freedom of mobility to travel to all places such as educational institutions, office, hospital, remote areas, etc. and thus, vehicles became an essential part of an everyday life

However, in later years, with technological advancements and increasing disposable income of consumers, their demand and expenditure also increased leading to increased spending on safety, comfort and stylish features in the vehicle

Therefore, to fulfil the market demand, the automotive industry is considerably investing in new automotive technologies and potentially strong product areas to attract target customers.

The growth in the global automotive lighting system market is directly related to the growth of the global automobile market. Therefore, with the increasing sales of automobiles globally, the demand for automotive lighting systems is also set to grow. For instance, in 2018, around 86 million cars were sold.

Growing emphasis toward road safety

The demand for safety features along with adaptive lighting system has increased due to increase in number of road accidents worldwide. Vehicles with adaptive and advanced lightings can detect objects on the road, thereby enabling the driver to take appropriate actions required. Furthermore, increase in concern regarding road accidents, globally, fuels the demand for better safety features in vehicles eventually leading to the installation of efficient lighting systems; thereby, providing optimum road illumination. Automotive lights are primarily installed to enhance the visibility in harsh environments and to improve the vehicles conspicuity in critical conditions.

High cost of LED lights


Halogen, xenon, and LED lights are commonly used lighting technologies in automotive industry. Application of LED in headlights, rear lights, and in interior lighting is prominently increasing due to the associated benefits including reduced power consumption, cooler temperatures, and the longer self-life of LED lights. However, with the installation of LEDs in automobiles, a lot of heat is dispersed to the emitters, which can be controlled only with the installation of other equipment. This eventually increases the cost for LED lights to be used in automobiles; thereby, restraining the growth of the automotive lighting market during the forecast period.

Product Innovation: Latest Trend in the Global Automotive Lighting Market

Product innovation is one of the essential strategies implemented by the companies to survive in the global market

In order to do so, the leading players in the automotive lighting system market are investing heavily on a continued basis on research and development activities to improve the lighting systems in automobiles

The LED, and HID/Xenon technology in automotive lamps is in great demand among the consumers, and automotive lighting system manufacturers are increasing their efforts to meet these demands by bringing innovation in their products

Increase in demand for advanced technology in vehicle


With increased production and sales of vehicle across the globe, the demand for vehicles equipped with advanced technology has increased. This has led the vehicle manufacturers to develop and install latest components in the upcoming vehicle models. For instance, companies such as Hella KGAA HUECK & Co. is developing and introducing new lighting system equipped with different features such as communicating to the pedestrians to ensure safety and to meet the needs of the customers. Developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are witnessing a rapid growth in the sales of automobiles. Furthermore, growth in urban population, improvement in income levels, and changing in lifestyles are the factors that supplement the automotive lighting market growth. Automobile manufacturers across the globe have an increased focus toward manufacturing the vehicles equipped with advanced components technology such as advanced driving system, adaptive lighting system, and various other systems, which ensure safety and increase the comfort while driving. This has led to the use of better and efficient lighting system for automobiles. Thus, the rising demand for automotive in developing nations has led to the growth of automotive lighting market; thereby, enabling the manufacturers across the globe to adapt new strategies to introduce new lighting products for the safety of passengers.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the automotive supply chain on a global scale. The outbreak has not only disrupted manufacturing facilities globally but also vehicle sales around the world. The suspension of manufacturing facilities and new vehicle sales has impacted the production of automotive lighting components. Demand for both conventional and electric vehicles is projected to witness a downward trend in 2020, further impacting the automotive lighting market. Additionally, the budget allocation for R&D is likely to be significantly affected, which is anticipated to hamper the development of innovative automotive lighting solutions.  The demand for lighting is proportional primarily to vehicle production. Now, with the outbreak of COVID-19, vehicle production, as well as sales, has witnessed a significant decline and is expected to exhibit a 20% decline in 2020 (MarketsandMarkets analysis). This decline is expected to impact the automotive lighting market adversely. However, companies are taking various measures to tackle the adverse effects of the outbreak.

In April 2020, Valeo variabilized its costs across all plants through part-time working arrangements. The company variabilized its costs for support activities, such as R&D and administration. It also decreased all investments and expenses that are not essential for business continuity.


Continental is scrutinizing the necessity of all its current expenditures and investments and exploring savings measures that will have an immediate effect. The company also temporarily ceased activities starting mid-March at more than 40 percent of its 249 production locations worldwide—for a few days to several weeks—to protect employees and in response to the drop-in demand. The company has now resumed production at many locations.

LED light technology is estimated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period

Premium vehicles are typically installed with LED lights due to their numerous benefits such as low power consumption, more adaptive features, and high aesthetic value. Moreover, LED headlights have less impact on the driver who is on the opposite side in comparison to xenon lights, and hence, this technology is accepted widely in the market. An increasing number of newly manufactured vehicles installed with LED lighting systems is expected to drive the growth of the segment.

Automotive lighting market for the passenger car segment is estimated to be the largest

The penetration of advanced lighting in the passenger vehicle segment is higher in comparison to other vehicles, including LCVs, buses, and trucks. The rising sales of passenger vehicles, coupled with the willingness of consumers to pay more for cars, are expected to drive the automotive lighting market in this segment. The year-on-year production growth is likely to propel the growth of the segment over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is likely to be the largest market during the forecast period

Asia Oceania witnessed a decline of -8% from 2017 to 2019 in passenger car production. However, the gradual opening of manufacturing facilities may help the market see modest growth by the end of the year.  The introduction of products like interior cabin lights that contain sterilization features in vehicles may also encourage vehicle sales, further driving the automotive lighting market.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the largest market in the global automotive lighting market due to rapid consumer adoption and high sales of automobiles. China and Japan garnered the largest shares within the market due to the high production & sales of vehicles domestically. Additionally, manufacturers in these countries focus on technological advancements, including lighting, thus, driving the demand for automotive lighting. The rise in the consumer per capita income and high sales of SUVs in emerging economies such as India will drive the market further.

There has been a high demand for advanced lighting due to the increase in premium car sales. Increasing adoption of the advanced lighting in the lower and mid-segment cars is expected to open new opportunities for the growth of the market in this region during the forecast period.


By Technology

  • Halogen
  • Xenon/HID
  • LED

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle

By Application

  • Front/Headlamps
  • Rear Lighting
  • Side
  • Interior Lighting

By Product Sale

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Aftermarket Products

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany 
    • France 
    • UK 
    • Italy 
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan 
    • India 
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Brazil 
    • Turkey 
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of LAMEA

The Automotive Lighting market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Automotive Lighting market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Automotive Lighting market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Automotive Lighting market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Automotive Lighting market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Automotive Lighting capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Automotive Lighting by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Automotive Lighting market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Automotive Lighting market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Automotive Lighting market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Automotive Lighting industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Automotive Lighting market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Automotive Lighting market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Automotive Lighting market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Automotive Lighting market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Automotive Lighting. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Automotive Lighting. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Automotive Lighting are as follows:

  • History Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2019
  • Estimated Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

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