LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications: Advanced Lighting Technology for Food Crops, Floriculture, Cannabis, and Livestock: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

10 Dec, 2015, 13:11 ET from ReportBuyer

LONDON, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for horticultural LEDs is beginning to pick up steam under the combined drivers of greater LED adoption rates and the expanded use of indoor farming facilities. The low heat output of LED lighting allows growers to place lights closer to plants without singeing leaves and without needing additional heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, allowing a much greater density of plants within vertical indoor facilities. At the same time, the fine-tuned application of specific wavelengths of light from LEDs can increase crop yield by up to 30% depending on the plant species. LED technology is therefore able to greatly improve the profitability of indoor farming, which is leading to a boom in the growth of such facilities.

While horticultural LED products have been commercially available for roughly 10 years, early products were quite disappointing. As LED technology has improved, however, the quality of horticultural LEDs has quickly outpaced that of high-intensity discharge (HID) or fluorescent alternatives. LEDs are now significantly more efficient, and the additional benefit of supplying the correct wavelengths of light to improve crop yield has made them the lighting technology of choice in an increasing number of facilities. Navigant Research expects LEDs to make up more than half of new horticultural luminaire sales by as early as 2017 in some markets and regions, with the rest of the market and world not far behind.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for lighting within horticultural applications. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including drivers and trends, barriers, cost issues, and technological developments associated with lamps and luminaires intended for horticultural use. Global market forecasts for unit sales and revenue, segmented by region, horticultural type, lamp type, equipment type, and construction type, extend through 2024. The report also examines the key codes and standards and regional influences related to horticultural lighting, as well as the competitive landscape.

Key Questions Addressed:
How quickly is LED lighting expected to spread across various horticultural types and global regions?
What are the key drivers encouraging the rapid adoption of LED lighting for horticultural applications?
How are the various lighting companies positioning themselves for success in this changing market?
How will the adoption of LEDs affect how food crops and cannabis are grown indoors?
What factors affect lighting decisions in different types of horticulture and different regions of the world?
What is the outlook for horticultural lamps and luminaires in each global geographic region?
What technology trends may affect the future of the horticultural lighting market?

Who needs this report?
Lamp and luminaire vendors
Lighting industry associations
Lighting designers, architects, and engineering firms
Horticultural farmers
Energy service companies (ESCOs)
Utilities
Energy regulators and policymakers
Investor community
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