The Human Centric Lighting Market 2019 to 2024
Global Market Prospects, Impacts & Opportunities.
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Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) goes beyond simply providing illumination for the built environment. It manipulates the light output, triggering biological responses in humans according to the objectives of the environment. HCL has demonstrated its ability to make workers more productive, to help patients heal faster, and enhance student learning, simply by tuning into our evolutionary link to the natural rhythms of sunlight.
This report is a comprehensive guide to the Human-Centric Lighting industry, from the science and technology, to potential applications, drivers and barriers, as well as a detailed exploration of the global HCL market over the next 5 years. We explore who the key players are and the opportunities for startups, as well as the regional differences in this rapidly emerging market.
Human-centric lighting developments are not occurring independently of shifts in lighting in general, nor of wider building trends. In fact, HCL is part of a wider human-centric movement sweeping across almost every building system. This movement has been facilitated by technological advancements in sensing and connectivity, as well as the rise of big data processing and data analytics.
- Around the turn of the millennium, the discovery of non-visual photoreceptors in the eye established the link between light and the circadian system, our internal body clock, which controls the release of certain hormones among other things. The evidence strongly suggests that, over millions of years of evolution, human biology has developed its diurnal patterns in large part by reacting to the different wavelengths of sunlight emitted over the course of the day.
- On a basic level, the blue-rich wavelengths of the morning sun stimulate us into an active state, while the red-rich afternoon-evening light puts us into a relaxed, restful state. The absence of light altogether triggers the release of melatonin, the sleep hormone. However, the introduction of artificial light in human society began to disrupt our light-driven circadian system.
- HCL technology seeks to realign us with our natural rhythms by mimicking the progression of sunlight throughout the day. A global market worth $849m USD in 2019 has developed around this technology and we expect it to reach $3.5 billion by 2024, a 32.75% CAGR over the 5 years; with companies consistently bringing innovative products & services to the market.
HCL is an inevitable reality for the future of lighting. Results of ongoing and future HCL pilots and installations will continue to demonstrate the benefits of the technology and highlight the negative health and productivity impacts of non-HCL solutions. It may take some time but as the cost of tunable lighting comes down, the lure of health and productivity benefits will make HCL a standard feature in lighting for all kinds of buildings. HCL is just one part of a human-centric revolution in our built environment.
The report shows Human-centric Lighting developments are not occurring independently of shifts in lighting in general, nor of wider building trends. In fact, HCL could be said to be part of a wider human-centric movement sweeping across almost every building system.
- Europe leads the way in Human-Centric Lighting with a $395m USD market that represents 46% of global revenue, followed by North America with $238.3m or 28% of total revenues, and the Asia Pacific region with $181.7 million or 21% share of this rapidly growing space.
- Today, artificial light has escalated to the point where it is hard to avoid the bombardment of photons coming from indoor lighting, street lights, advertising, and the many digital screens we have in our lives 24/7. We spend 87% of our lives in buildings exposed to bright white light most of our waking hours. The results of this over-abundance of light are health, wellbeing, and productivity issues. From sleep problems to mood swings to longevity, recovery rate, and proneness to the most serious diseases, it is becoming clear that our unnatural lighting is holding business and society back.
- HCL seeks to realign us with our natural rhythms by mimicking the progression of sunlight throughout the day. In doing so, it can improve occupant’s health and wellbeing, and therefore their ability to heal or concentrate, leading to improved recovery rates and productivity, for example. HCL applications have arisen in healthcare, offices, retail, hospitality, residential, and many more verticals, creating a confusing and fragmented market full of opportunity.
Starting at only USD $1,995 for a Single User License; this report explores the strategies of the key players and the opportunities for startups, as well as the regional differences in this rapidly emerging global market.
The information contained in this report will be of value to all those engaged in managing, operating and investing in commercial lighting companies around the world. In particular, those wishing to invest in HCL technology will find it particularly useful.
- Executive Summary
- 1. Introduction, Scope and Definitions
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 Data Sources for this Report
- 1.3 Scope & Definitions
- 2. Market Overview
- 2.1 General Overview
- 2.2 Regional Overview
- 2.3 Demand Overview
- 2.4 Supply Overview
- 3. Defining Human-Centric Lighting
- 3.1 What is Human-Centric Lighting?
- 3.2 What isn’t Human-Centric Lighting?
- 4. The Science Behind HCL
- 4.1 Light & the Circadian System
- 4.2 Circadian Complexity
- 4.3 Rhythms of the Sun
- 4.4 Chronotype
- 4.5 Out of Rhythm
- 5. The End User
- 5.1 Benefits
- 5.1.1 Light for Health, Wellbeing & Productivity
- 5.1.2 Light for Concentration & Productivity
- 5.1.3 Light for Sleep & Productivity
- 5.2 End User Demand
- 5.1 Benefits
- 6. The Technology
- 6.1 The LED
- 6.2 Tunable White LEDs
- 6.3 Lighting Control
- 6.4 Lighting Output
- 7. The Case Against HCL
- 7.1 The Neuroscience Opposition
- 7.2 The Engineering Opposition
- 7.3 The Medical Opposition
- 8. Vertical Markets
- 8.1 Healthcare
- 8.2 Office
- 8.3 Retail
- 8.4 Education
- 8.5 Residential
- 8.6 Manufacturing
- 8.7 Hospitality
- 8.8 Animal-Centric Lighting
- 8.9 Plant-Centric Lighting
- 8.10 Elite Sports
- 8.11 Correctional Facilities
- 8.12 Transport
- 9. Geographical Markets
- 9.1 Regional Overview
- 9.1.1 Supply Overview
- 9.1.2 Demand Overview
- 9.2 Europe
- 9.2.1 The Silver Lining for HCL in Europe
- 9.2.2 European Winter is Coming
- 9.2.3 Stuck in the Dark Ages
- 9.2.4 Key European Markets
- 9.2.5 European HCL Leaders
- 9.2.6 European HCL Forecast
- 9.3 North America
- 9.3.1 The US-China Trade War
- 9.3.2 Obstructive Regulation
- 9.3.3 Key North American Markets
- 9.3.4 North American HCL Leaders
- 9.3.5 North American HCL Forecast
- 9.4 Asia-Pacific
- 9.4.1 Asia-Pacific HCL Leaders
- 9.4.2 Asia-Pacific HCL Forecast
- 9.1 Regional Overview
- 10. Conclusions
- 10.1 The Scientific Challenge
- 10.2 The Technology Challenge
- 1. Introduction, Scope and Definitions
- A1 – Breakdown of Regional Markets by Country
- A2 – Data for Annual Sunlight Levels in Major Cities of Europe & North America
- A3 – Listing of Human-Centric Lighting Suppliers 2019
- Fig 1.1 – Building & Lighting Trends Influencing HCL
- Fig 2.1 – The Market for Human-Centric Lighting 2019 to 2024
- Fig 4.1 – Light and the Circadian System
- Fig 4.2 – How Visual, Non-Visual and Psychological Systems are Impacted by Lighting
- Fig 4.3 – Biological Responses to the Natural Rhythms of Sunlight
- Fig 4.4 – Probability of Manual Light Adjustment During Night Shifts
- Fig 5.1 – Perceived Impact of Lighting on Concentration
- Fig 5.2 – Types of Office Lighting
- Fig 5.3 – Helps vs Hinders Concentration for Types of Lighting System
- Fig 8.0 – Office Workers Response to 7 Month HCL Trial
- Fig 8.1 – Results of 1 Year School Vision Trial
- Fig 8.2 – Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Human Centric vs Common LED Lighting
- Fig 9.1 – Regional Breakdown of Global HCL Revenues 2019
- Fig 9.2 – The Diverse Age of HCL Companies
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