Lighting market in the UK - Statistics & Facts

In the past eight years, the sales value of electrical equipment manufactured in the United Kingdom has seen a net increase, rising to roughly 1.23 billion British pounds in 2016, according to provisional data. Product costs echo this development, with a peak recorded in March 2018. Additionally, export figures have been growing in tandem with increased production output, with roughly 531.7 million British pounds worth of lamps and lighting fittings sold in 2017. Also, the export value of electric lamps and lighting fittings has experienced a net increase of roughly 35,000 British pounds between 2011 and 2017.

The sales of a variety of UK manufactured lamps have seen increases as well. For example, electric lighting for motor vehicles generated 93.1 thousand pounds in 2016, according to provisional data. That same year, portable electric lamps worth 26.4 million British pounds had been sold, more than double the amount sold the year before. While the sales revenue from non-electrical lamps and lighting fittings had reached a peak of 26.5 million British pounds.

Regarding developments within the manufacturing industry for lighting equipment, the past seven years have seen fluctuating sales values of plastic parts for lamps and lighting fittings. A peak of 86.1 million British pounds was recorded in 2012, before figures declined to an estimated 59.8 million British pounds in 2016. In contrast, the sales revenue of ceiling and wall lighting fittings has recorded a net increase, with figures growing by roughly 151 million British pounds between 2008 and 2016.

In 2017, the lighting manufacturer Philips Lighting had made 26.6 million British pounds in turnover in the UK through its home sector, which includes the company’s popular Philips Hue products. By comparison, its professional sector had generated the most turnover.

According to a 2016 market survey in the UK, roughly two thirds of respondents were first time LED light buyers. More than half of respondents cited energy efficiency as the reason for replacing their lighting products. The same survey also found that 25 percent of consumers looked for advice on the internet before buying lighting products.

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