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
Lighting Plastics Solutions Clearwater, Florida
Lighting Services Inc. Stony Point, New York
Lightlines Inc. Marietta, Georgia
Lightlines Inc. Houston, Texas
Lightronics Inc. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Lightstat Inc. Barkhamsted, Connecticut
LimeLite Technologies Austin, Texas
LimeLite Technologies Maxwell, Texas
Linde US Hayward, California
Linde US Butler, Pennsylvania
Linde US Murray Hill, New Jersey
Linde US Antioch, Tennessee
Linde US City of Industry, California
Litecontrol Plympton, Massachusetts
LORD Corporation Indianapolis, Indiana
LORD Corporation Saegertown, Pennsylvania
LORD Corporation Bowling Green, Kentucky
LORD Corporation Dayton, Ohio
LORD Corporation Cary, North Carolina
LORD Corporation Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
Lorin Industries Inc. Muskegon, Michigan
Los Angeles Lighting Manufacturing Company El Monte, California
Lucite International Memphis, Tennessee
Lucite International Nederland, Texas
Lucite International Belle, West Virginia
Lucite International Cordova, Tennessee
Lumax Lighting Altoona, Pennsylvania
LumenOptix LLC Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
Luminii Corporation Niles, Illinois
Luminit Torrance, California
Lutron Electronics Inc. Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Lutron Electronics Inc. Allentown, Pennsylvania
Lutron Electronics Inc. Ashland, Virginia
M-Tech International Corporation Monterey Park, California
Mac Architectural Metals Kearny, New Jersey
Magnaray International Sarasota, Florida
Magnum Innovations Hudson, Ohio
Marian Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana
Marian Inc. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Marian Inc. West Chicago, Illinois
Marian Inc. El Paso, Texas
Marian Inc. Fort Worth, Texas
Material Sciences Corporation Walbridge, Ohio
Material Sciences Corporation Canton, Michigan
Material Sciences Corporation Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Material Sciences Corporation East Chicago, Indiana
Materion Brewster, New York
Materion Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Materion Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Materion Buffalo, New York