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
Materion Warren, Michigan
Materion Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
Materion Brewster, New York
Materion Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Maxlite West Caldwell, New Jersey
Mercury Lighting Products Company Inc. Fairfield, New Jersey
Metalex Libertyville, Illinois
Metomic Corporation Chicago, Illinois
Mueller Corporation East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Mule Lighting Inc. Providence, Rhode Island
Multek Flexible Circuits Inc. Northfield, Minnesota
Neptun Light Inc. Lake Forest, Illinois
NEUTEX LED Lighting Houston, Texas
New Frontier Industries Meadville, Pennsylvania
Nextek Power Systems Detroit, Michigan
Nine 24 Inc. Louisville, Kentucky
Noribachi Harbor City, California
Northwest LED Lighting Mount Vernon, Washington
Novelis Atlanta, Georgia
Novelis Terre Haute, Indiana
OLEDWorks LLC Rochester, New York
On Semiconductor Phoenix, Arizona
On Semiconductor Gresham, Oregon
OptiColor Inc. Huntington Beach, California
OptiForms Inc. Temecula, California
Organic Lighting Systems Inc. Orange, California
Orion Energy Systems Inc. Manitowoc, Wisconsin
OSRAM SYLVANIA Wilmington, Massachusetts
OSRAM SYLVANIA Exeter, New Hampshire
OSRAM SYLVANIA Versailles, Kentucky
OSRAM SYLVANIA St. Marys, Pennsylvania
OSRAM SYLVANIA Winchester, Kentucky
OSRAM SYLVANIA Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Pacific Light Technologies Portland, Oregon
Performance in Lighting USA Conyers, Georgia
PEXCO Alpharetta, Georgia
PEXCO Tacoma, Washington
PEXCO Des Plaines, Illinois
PEXCO Plaistow, New Hampshire
PEXCO Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Philips Color Kinetics Burlington, Massachusetts
Philips Lighting Company San Marcos, Texas
Philips Lighting Company Littlestown, Pennsylvania
Philips Lighting Company Collierville, Tennessee
Philips Lighting Company Salina, Kansas
Philips Lighting Company Somerset, New Jersey
Philips Lighting Company Fall River, Massachusetts
Phoenix Contact Middletown, Pennsylvania
PhosphorTech Corporation Kennesaw, Georgia
Picasso Lighting Industries Kearny, New Jersey