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.[vii] [viii]

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Company Location
Hyperikon San Diego, California
i2Systems Morris, Connecticut
ICON International Inc. North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Ideal Industries Sycamore, Illinois
Illum Technology LLC Mesa, Arizona
Illuminated Lightpanels Inc. Pompano Beach, Florida
Illumination Devices Williston, Vermont
Image Arch Lighting LLC Corona, California
Imperial Plating Company Chicago, Illinois
INCON Industries Sanford, Florida
Independence LED Lighting LLC Wayne, Pennsylvania
Independence LED Lighting LLC Norristown, Pennsylvania
Industrial Lighting Products Sanford, Florida
Innovative Lighting Roland, Iowa
Intek Plastics Inc. Hastings, Minnesota
Intelligent Lighting Controls Inc. Edina, Minnesota
Intematix Fremont, California
Intense Lighting Anaheim, California
Interelectric Corporation Warren, Pennsylvania
International Extrusion Corporation Waxahachie, Texas
Iota Engineering Tucson, Arizona
Iota Engineering Tucson, Arizona
Ivalo Lighting Inc. Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Janmar Lighting Covina, California
Jaykal LED Solutions Inc. Harbeson, Delaware
Jaykal LED Solutions Inc. Phoenix, Arizona
Jeannette Speciality Glass (JSG) Jeannette, Pennsylvania
JESCO Lighting Group Port Washington, New York
JLC Tech Pembroke, Massachusetts
Johnson Bros Metal Forming Company Berkley, Illinois
Juno Lighting LLC Des Plaines, Illinois
Kensington Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Kim Lighting City of Industry, California
Kimberly Lighting LLC Clarkston, Michigan
Kopp Glass Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kurt Versen Inc. Montvale, New Jersey
LaMar Lighting Farmingdale, New York
Lancaster Glass Corporation Lancaster, Ohio
Lauren Manufacturing New Philadelphia, Ohio
Lauren Manufacturing Spring Lake, Michigan
LED Waves Brooklyn, New York
LEDCONN Corporation Brea, California
LEDDynamics Inc. Randolph, Vermont
LEDI Lighting Cypress, Texas
LEDtronics Inc. Torrance, California
LEIF LED Lansing, Michigan
Liberty Brass Turning Company Inc. Westbury, New York
Light Corporation Grand Haven, Michigan
Light Polymers South San Francisco, California
LightCorp Grand Haven, Michigan