Increasing sales of luxury cars to drive automotive lighting industry

25 Jun


Automotive lightings have emerged as an ultimate option for the road ahead. The first choice of all top car manufacturers - need for original systems at unmatched quality standards and automotive lighting manufacturers with many years of experience has spurred growth in the aforesaid lighting segment. Products from market players such as Philips, General Electric (GE), Ichikoh Industries Ltd. and Zizala Lichtsysteme GmbH combine technical excellence coupled with genuine concern for a driver’s safety and comfort , making most of them a leading supplier to various reputed set makers. Eyeing the increasing demand for automotive lighting services Philips NV, in March this year sold majority stakes in automotive lighting operations and components to a reputed investment giant, in a cash arrangement that accounted the business at approximately $3.3 billion.


Earlier, in automotive applications the usage of LED lighting was restricted to the concept vehicles only. Today these LED’s are being popularly used in different automotive and for dashboard backlighting in trucks, interiors as well as brake lights. In a recent instance the new Volkswagen Vento that has undergone a great facelift is seen boasting of its ambient and cornering lightings that adds to the dual tone interior of the make. Several luxury car brands such as the BMW 7series, Jaguar XJ range, 2016 Bentley Bentayga and 2016 Mercedes –Benz GLE class among others are reported busy improving the advanced technology and performance of the solid –state light emitting diode lighting applications . Revealing the future of the luxury car BMW – 7 series, ambient light system promises to take the interior to the next level.


In a recent report published by Allied Market Research titled “Global Automotive Lighting Market (Applications, Vehicle Type, Technology and Geography) - Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2014 – 2020,” the Halogen, Xenon and LED lighting technology would observe exponential growth in coming four to five years. Meanwhile automotive lighting manufacturers are concentrating on much lighter, trusted and smaller components to enhance the exterior lighting of a luxury – ameliorating the performance of the vehicles and allure.


The automotive lighting market has grown rapidly in regions including LAMEA, North America, Asia –Pacific and Europe for offering lower cost as well as longer self-life. Presently, the investment pockets of the car lighting product also seem to be growing with global giants like TATA having invested about $50 million in Varroc automobile systems including lighting business.  Thus ascertaining the revitalized lighting systems for both commercial and passenger car the future looks promising for the automotive lighting market. 


Akhilesh Prabhugaonkar

Akhilesh Prabhugaonkar

Author's Bio- Akhilesh Prabhugaonkar holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the reputed Vishwakarma Institute of Technology. He has a special interest in the fields of forensics, world history, international relations and foreign policy, sports, agriculture, astronomy, security, and oceanography. An ardent bibliophile and melophile, Akhilesh loves to write on topics of his interest and various other societal issues. This love for writing made him enter the professional world of content writing and pursue his career in this direction.


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