United States Flashlight Market Forecast & Analysis 2014 - 2021

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 364 |  Published By: ElectroniCast Consultants | Format: PDF
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This is the ElectroniCast analysis and forecast of the use of flashlights in the United States. In regions outside of the United States, flashlights are often referred to as “torches.” Flashlights are portable electric-powered light source. The primary power source of a flashlight is batteries (rechargeable or disposable); however, power sources can often include ultra-capacitors, electromagnetic induction, solar power, and hand powered dynamos.

In the process of this market research project, in addition to interviewing existing customers and distributors of flashlights, ElectroniCast Consultants also studied over 60 flashlight manufactures/brands with various ranges of performance, price, power-source, light source and other variables, as well as competitor market share estimates.

Market Forecast Application Categories - This market forecast of each product-type by the following end-user type (application) categories:

• Commercial/Industrial

• Government-Sector
- Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
- Other Government-Sector

• Consumer/Non-Specific

Market Forecast, By Function This report provides the 2014 market data review and 2015-2021 forecast for flashlights by the following functions:

• Consumption Value
• Quantity (number/units)
• Average Selling Prices

Market Forecast, by Light Source -  In this study, we provide a market forecast and analysis for the use of flashlights in the United States based on the following light source types, as well as flashlights equipped for recharging versus standard (not rechargeable/equipped types):

• Light Emitting Diode (LED) Flashlight
- Rechargeable
- Standard

• Halogen Incandescent Flashlight
- Rechargeable
- Standard

• Argon or Krypton Incandescent Flashlight
- Rechargeable
- Standard

• Xenon Incandescent Flashlight
- Rechargeable
- Standard

• Fluorescent Flashlight
- Rechargeable
- Standard

• High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Flashlight
- Rechargeable
- Standard

A typical flashlight is a hand held unit, however, flashlights are often mounted on weapons, which are tactical flashlights used by the military, law enforcement or even recreationally by hunters. Flashlights are mounted to helmets or for recreational and work use. In fact, the list of different uses of these portable (cordless) light units is close to endless; therefore, the flashlight industry is constantly driven to identify innovative applications and designs.

Some flashlights have more than one light source, for example a fluorescent flashlight from Makita also has an incandescent light source; however, the differentiation is that it is a fluorescent flashlight – so, ElectroniCast counts the flashlight as a fluorescent flashlight. ElectroniCast does not “double-count” the quantity of flashlights; therefore, we tend to evaluate the flashlight and assign it a classification based on the main market-push (objective) from the particular supplier (“HID Flashlight with LED,” are classified as a HID flashlight).

Through research and development (R&D), manufacturers are striving to differentiate themselves from competitors, by means of customer end-markets (applications), lumens/brightness, durability, sales/distribution channels, or a patriotic appeal to purchase products that are made and designed in the United States (“Made in the USA”).
Since the market opportunity for flashlights continues to evolve, through the push by manufacturers to differentiate from each other to achieve increasing revenue, there is a need to explore technology-driven solutions addressing, but not limited to the list shown below. The relationship of cost of materials, along with the end-user price-points, are important considerations for flashlight manufacturers; however, there are many other items of interest to consider in finding ways to differentiate from your competitors.

Flashlight

• Casing: Durable/stronger and/or lighter material, design/color, other
• Circuit, Contact, Interior Parts, Switch: energy-efficiency, spark-proof, durability
• Reflector: Durable, designs to increase reflectance and lumen/brightness, other
• Lens, Lens Seal and Face Cap: Durable, focus-ability/adjustable, heat-resistance, other
• Light Source: Durable, size, lumen/brightness, energy-efficiency, spark-proof, life-capacity (hours), other
• Recharging Interface: Integration design from flashlight to recharge unit, material, size, durability, other

Power Source

• Battery: Size, weight, shape, run-time (hours), replacement availability, other
- Primary (disposable) battery types used in flashlights include button cells, carbon-zinc batteries in both regular and heavy-duty types, alkaline, and lithium
- Secondary (rechargeable) battery types include lead acid batteries, NiMH, NiCd batteries and lithium ion
• Ultra-capacitors/Super-capacitor:
- The capacitor can be recharged more rapidly than a battery and can be recharged many times without loss of capacity; however, the running time is limited by the relative bulk of capacitors compared to electrochemical cells
• Electromagnetic Induction
• Solar power
• Hand powered dynamos

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Overview – US Flashlight Market
1.2 Bare (Unpackaged) LED Chips – Overview
1.3 Military/Harsh Environments
1.4 Barriers to Growth in the Military/Government Sector
1.5 Explosion-Proof LED-based Flashlights
1.6 LEDs Used in Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS)

2. United States Flashlight Market Forecast by Application
2.1 Overview
2.2 Flashlight Use in Commercial/Industrial Applications
2.3 Flashlight Use in Government: Military, Law Enforcement and First Responder/Emergency Applications
2.4 Flashlight Use in Other Segments in the Government Sector
2.5 Flashlight Use in Consumer/Non-Specific Applications

3. Competition
3.1 Overview
3.2 Flashlight Company/Brand Profiles (over 60 companies/brands)
AE Light
ArgoNorth
Ascent Fair (Hong Kong) Limited (Vortex)
ASP, Inc. (Armament Systems and Procedures)
Bayco
Blackbeam LLC (Blackfire ®)
Black Diamond
Brinkmann Corporation
Brite-Strike Technologies Incorporated
Bushnell Outdoor Products
CatEye Company, Limited
Coast Products
Coleman Company, Incorporated
Cool View (Hawkeye Distributing, LLC)
Craftsman (KCD IP, LLC – Sears Holdings)
Dorcy International, Inc.
Duracell (Procter & Gamble)
EagleTac-USA.com
Energizer Holdings / Eveready
FenixLight Limited
5.11, Incorporated (5.11 TACTICAL®)
FourSevens (4Sevens)
FoxFury Lighting Solutions
Gerber
Innovative Wireless Technologies Inc. (Kellan™)
Iwiss Electric Co., Ltd
Klarus Lighting Technology Co., Ltd
Koehler – Bright Star LLC / Koehler Lighting Products
L-3 Commercial Products Group (EOTech / Insight Technology
Larson Electronics LLC (MagnaLite Brand)
Life+Gear
Longxing Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.
Lumencraft (Gatlight)
Mag Instrument Incorporated (MAGLITE®)
Makita
Matsushima (Tat Ming Holding Group)
Microbluebear Technology Company, Ltd. (Shenzhen) - ACEBEAM®
MicroFire Technology Company, Ltd.)
Micronix Systems Inc. (Identify Surgical Headlamp)
NexTorch
Nightcore®
Nite Ize (INOVA Brand)
Panasonic
Philips (Royal Philips Electronics)
Pelican Products, Inc (Behrman Capital)
Petzl
Pila (Electronic Services Agency)
Princeton Tec
Promire Products
Rayovac / Black & Decker (Spectrum Brands)
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation
Snap-on Incorporated
Streamlight Incorporated
Sunwayman
SureFire
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd (TTI) /Milwaukee Electric Tool / Ryobi Limited
ThruNite
TigerLight, Inc.
Toshiba
Underwater Kinetics (UK)
XeVision™
Zweibrüder (LED Lenser)
3.3 Competitive Market Share Estimates of Flashlight Manufacturers/Brands

4. Flashlight Intellectual Property, Patents and Related

5. LEDs – Technology Overview

6. ElectroniCast Market Research Methodology

7. Definitions and Standards
7.1 Acronyms, Abbreviations and General Terms – Lighting
7.2 Acronyms and Abbreviations in U.S. Army
7.3 Lighting Standards and Protocols

8. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Base Explanation
8.1 Overview
8.2 Tutorial

Addendum Excel – ElectroniCast Global Market Forecast Worksheets
Addendum PowerPoint – ElectroniCast Global Market Forecast Data Tables (Slide Format)

List of Tables

1.1.1 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source Type (Value Basis, $Million)
1.1.2 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source Type (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)
1.1.3 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source Type (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
1.1.4 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Value Basis, $Million)
1.1.5 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)
1.1.6 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
1.1.7 ANSI/NEMA FL 1 Flashlight Basic Performance Standard
1.5.1 ANSI/NFPA Areas Description
2.1.1 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.1.2 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.1.3 Market Forecast of Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights in the USA By Light Source Type (Value Basis, $Million)
2.1.4 Market Forecast of Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights in the USA By Light Source Type (Quantity Basis)
2.1.5 Market Forecast of Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights in the USA By Light Source Type (ASP $)
2.1.6 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Value Basis, $Million)
2.1.7 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)
2.1.8 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
2.2.1 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.2.2 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.2.3 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type ($Million)
2.2.4 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (Quantity)
2.2.5 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (ASP $)
2.3.1 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.3.2 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.3.3 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type ($Million)
2.3.4 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (Quantity)
2.3.5 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (ASP $)
2.4.1 US Other Applications in Government - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.4.2 US Other Applications in Government - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.4.3 US Other Applications in Government - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type ($Million)
2.4.4 US Other Applications in Government - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (Quantity)
2.4.5 US Other Applications in Government - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (ASP $)
2.5.1 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications- Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.5.2 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.5.3 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type ($Million)
2.5.4 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (Quantity)
2.5.5 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications - Rechargeable vs. Standard Flashlights By Light Source Type (ASP $)
3.3.1 Market Share Estimates (% and $ Million) of Flashlight Competitors/Brands – USA Market (2014)
5.1 LED Color Variety – Selected Examples
5.2 LED Color Chart
8.1.1 Market Forecast and Analysis by Application Category List
8.1.2 Market Forecast and Analysis by Flashlight/Light Source Product Type Category List

List of Figures

1.1.1 United States Flashlight Market Forecast (Value Basis, $Billion)
1.1.2 United States Flashlight Market Forecast (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)
1.1.3 United States Flashlight Market Forecast (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
1.1.4 Street With No Illumination
1.1.5 Street Illuminated with High Intensity Discharge (HID) Flashlight
1.1.6 Single-die LED: 1000 lm at 100 lm/W at 3A
1.1.7 Four-die LED with Primary Optics
1.1.8 LED Packaged Chip/Bulb
1.1.9 LED Packaged Chip/Bulb
1.1.10 LED Packaged Chip/Bulb Surface Mount Variations
1.1.11 LED Packaged Chip/Bulb, as defined by ElectroniCast
1.1.12 High Brightness LED Packaged Chip/Bulb, as defined by ElectroniCast
1.2.1 Diagram of a typical LED chip
1.2.2 Diagram of a typical LED chip
1.2.3 LED Chip Cross-Sectional Structure
1.2.4 ESD Protection Diodes
1.2.5 Electrostatic Discharge Example
1.2.6 Chip-on-Board LED Technology
1.2.7 Improvement of Efficacy of Warm-White Light
1.5.1 Performance Intrinsic Helmet Light
1.5.2 Explosion Proof LED Flashlight
1.5.3 Explosion Proof LED Flashlight
1.5.4 Cordless, Water-Proof, Explosion-Proof Miners Headlamp
1.6.1 Chromaticity Limits for NVIS Colors, NVIS White and NVIS Blue
1.6.2 NVIS Response Curves
1.6.3 NVIS Colors Allowed in a “Class A” Cockpit
1.6.4 NVIS Colors: Type I Class B
1.6.5 NVIS Green A Flip Filter Hood for Flashlight
2.1.1 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.1.2 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.1.3 Police-Style Rechargeable Flashlight with Accessories
2.1.4 Standard-Type Consumer/Household Flashlights with Batteries
2.1.5 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Value Basis, $Million)
2.1.6 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)
2.1.7 United States Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source End-User Application (Average Selling Price, $ Each)
2.2.1 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.2.2 US Commercial/Industrial Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.3.1 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.3.2 US Military/Law/Emergency Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.4.1 US Other Applications in Government - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.4.2 US Other Applications in Government - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
2.5.1 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications- Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)
2.5.2 US Consumer/Non-Specific Applications - Flashlight Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)
3.1.1 Recalled LED Flashlights
3.2.1 Flashlight with Clamps
3.2.2 Flashlight with high-intensity Krypton bulb
3.2.3 Law Enforcement Batons with Integrated Light
3.2.4 LED Bike Light
3.2.5 Example of Brightness of LED Bike Light Illumination
3.2.6 Law Enforcement - Focusing LED Flashlight with Tactical Strobe
3.2.7 LED-based Surgical Headlamp
3.2.8 LED Flashlight
3.2.9 Cold Cathode Fluorescent Flashlight/Work light
3.2.10 LED Flashlight
3.2.11 LED Flashlight
3.2.12 Military Angle-Type Flashlight
3.2.13 LED Flashlight
3.2.14 LED Flashlight
3.2.15 Hands Free Recon Flashlight
3.2.16 Military Grade Recon Task Flashlight for use with Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS)
3.2.17 Flashlights attached to Mining Helmets
3.2.18 LED Tactical Flashlight
3.2.19 CFL (Fluorescent) Glow Flashlight
3.2.20 LED Flashlight
3.2.21 Designer LED Flashlight
3.2.22 Mini Flashlight with Krypton Bulb
3.2.23 (a) 18V Cordless Fluorescent Flashlight
3.2.23 (b) 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 12 LED
3.2.24 Small Flashlight with Krypton Bulb
3.2.25 LED Flashlight with 1050 Meter Beam Distance
3.2.26 LED Flashlight - 5000 Lumens
3.2.27 High Intensity Discharge (HID) Flashlight
3.2.28 LED-based Surgical Headlamp and Carrying Case
3.2.29 Military-Spec Combat Bulb Flashlight
3.2.30 7- inches in length LED Flashlight
3.2.31 LED Flashlight
3.2.32 LED Rechargeable Photoluminescent Flashlight
3.2.33 LED Headlamps in Use
3.2.34 LED Headlamp
3.2.35 LED Headlamp
3.2.36 LED - 1 Watt Flashlight with zoom
3.2.37 LED Flashlight
3.2.38 LED Flashlight
3.2.39 LED Flashlight
3.2.40 Flashlight Continuity Tester
3.2.41 Police-Style LED Flashlight
3.2.42 Explosion Proof Flashlight
3.2.43 Magnetic Control Fully Variable Output LED Flashlight
3.2.44 Xenon Incandescent Bulb Flashlight
3.2.45 Miniature 3000 lumen LED Flashlight
3.2.46 High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon bulb Flashlight
3.2.47 Flashlight / Non-Lethal Weapon
3.2.48 Profession Diver Underwater Flashlight
3.2.49 High-Performance (1000 lumens) LED Flashlight
5.1 RPCVD Process Equipment
5.2 LED Chromatic Chart
5.3 Evolution of Research Emphasis During Technology Life Cycle
5.4 LED Chip: Metal Layer (Thin Film Technology)
5.5 Vertical LED Chip
5.6 AC LED Technology on a Wafer
5.7 Ultra High Bright LED Chip
5.8 LED Chip Design with Copper Alloy Thermal Conductivity
5.9 LED Chip Design – Sapphire vs. Copper Alloy
5.10 Ultra-Thin LED
5.11 Solid-State Lighting LED
5.12 LED Module with High Light Quality
5.13 LED Module with Low-Profile Rectangular Shape
5.14 Lumiramic Phosphor Technology: Thin Film Flip Chip (TFFC) technology
5.15 Next-Generation Light Emitting Diode Module
5.16 4-Leaded RGB LED
5.17 Basic Structure of a Deep-UV Light-Emitting Diode
5.18 Vertically Conducting Advanced LED Structure
5.19 AlGaInP LED Efficacy
5.20 Red Nitride Phosphors
6.1 ElectroniCast Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

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