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.

Company Location
Electronic Interconnect Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Eleek Inc. Portland, Oregon
Elegant Furniture and Lighting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elemental/Diode LED Emeryville, California
Elong International USA Inc. Carrollton, Texas
Emerge LED Lighting El Segundo, California
EMF Corporation Ithaca, New York
EMF Corporation Rochester, New York
EncapSulite Rosenberg, Texas
Encore Lighting Maspeth, New York
Energetic Lighting Inc. Chino, California
Energy Focus, Inc. Solon, Ohio
Energy Light Inc. Palatine, Illinois
Enerlites, Inc. Irvine, California
Engineered Products Company Minnetonka, Minnesota
Enigma LED Newton, North Carolina
Enlighted Sunnyvale, California
enLux Lighting Gilbert, Arizona
EnOcean Alliance Cottonwood Heights, Utah
EnviroTech Lighting Temecula, California
Envision LED Lighting, Inc. Los Angeles, California
Epic Resins Palmyra, Wisconsin
Epoxies, Etc. Cranston, Rhode Island
EpTronics, Inc. Gardena, California
ERG Lighting Endicott, New York
ERP Power LLC Moorpark, California
ESL Vision LLC Salt Lake City, Utah
Espen Technology Inc. Santa Fe Springs, California
ETI Solid State Lighting, Inc. Vernon Hills, Illinois
Euri Lighting Torrance, California
Everlight Electronics Company Ltd. Carrollton, Texas
Evolution Lighting LLC Miami Lakes, Florida
Evonik Industries Wallingford, Connecticut
Evonik Industries Sanford, Maine
Evonik Industries Osceola, Arkansas
Evonik Industries Parsippany, New Jersey
Excello Circuits Anaheim, California
Fabricor Products Inc. California City, California
Feit Electric Pico Rivera, California
Finelite, Inc. Union City, California
First Level Inc. York, Pennsylvania
Flexfire LEDs Tustin, California
Florida Bent Glass Pompano Beach, Florida
Fluorolite Plastics Framingham, Massachusetts
Focal Point LLC Chicago, Illinois
Foremost Manufacturing Union, New Jersey
Forest Lighting Marietta, Georgia
Formed Plastics, Inc. Carle Place, New York
Forum Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Frank Morrow Company Providence, Rhode Island