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
Janmar Lighting Covina, California
Jaykal LED Solutions, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona
Jaykal LED Solutions, Inc. Harbeson, Delaware
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
Kason Industries, Inc. Millburn, New Jersey
Kensington Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Keri LED Lighting San Jose, California
Keystone Industries North Wales, Pennsylvania
Kim Lighting City of Industry, California
Kimberly Lighting, LLC Clarkston, Michigan
King of Fans, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kingbright USA City of Industry, California
KLUS, LLC Vero Beach, Florida
Kobi Electric Fort Worth, Texas
Koncept Inc. Monrovia, California
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
Leadsun USA Rancho Cucamonga, California
LED Corporations Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
LED Engin, Inc. San Jose, California
LED One Distribution, Inc. Fremont, California
LED Waves Brooklyn, New York
LED2 Solutions, LLC Kansas City, Missouri
LEDCONN Corporation Brea, California
LEDDynamics, Inc. Randolph, Vermont
LEDI Lighting Cypress, Texas
LEDi2 Houston, Texas
LEDil Sycamore, Illinois
LEDlinX Houston, Texas
Ledra Brands, Inc. Tustin, California
LEDtronics, Inc. Torrance, California
LEDXpert Lighting Inc. South El Monte, California
LeGrand West Hartford, Connecticut
LEIF LED Lansing, Michigan
LG Electronics USA, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Liberty Brass Turning Company, Inc. Westbury, New York
Light Corporation Grand Haven, Michigan
Light Efficient Design Cary, Illinois
Light Emission Technology (LET), Inc. New York, New York
Light Polymers South San Francisco, California
Light Vision Company Ontario, California
LightCorp Grand Haven, Michigan