LED Flashlight U.S.A. Market Forecast & Analysis 2016 - 2026

 Published On: Feb, 2017 |    No of Pages: 409 |  Published By: ElectroniCast Consultants | Format: PDF
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This is the ElectroniCast report provides the 2016 market data review and 2017-2026 forecast for LED-based flashlights, which are used in the United States of America. The 2016-2026 market data is segmented by rechargeable- versus standard-types.  Several end-user application groups are covered in market forecast; finally, the forecast for the major sales channels are presented in easy-to-follow illustrations and text. 

Company profiles and competitive market shares of over 60 LED flashlight manufacturer/brands are presented.  ElectroniCast research findings, which are pertinent to Intellectual Property (IP), US Patents and related issues, are also provided.  The Flashlight market and technology environment is discussed. 

Market Forecast by Product Categories   
The forecast is based on the following LED flashlight product category types:


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

-Commercial/Industrial/Other (all non-government work applications)

-Government-Sector (all levels of government: local, state and federal)
 Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
 Other Government-Sector


Market Forecast by Sales Channels   
The market forecast of each product-type and end-user type (application), are also segmented by the following sales channels:

-Specialty Retail (e-Commerce/Internet and In-Store)
-General Retail (e-Commerce/Internet and In-Store)
-Direct from Manufacturer/Brand (Internet and Direct Sales/Other)

Market Forecast, By Function
This report provides the 2016 market data review and 2017-2026 forecast for flashlights by the following functions:

-Consumption Value
-Quantity (number/units)
-Average Selling Prices (ASP)

Flashlights Covered in this Study All LED-based flashlights are included in this study, unless mentioned otherwise.  Also, bicycle LED lights (bike-lights), which are similar in design to flashlights, are included in quantifying the market data in this study.  Also included are LED flashlights, which are used as a work or task light; however, only the flashlight unit (itself) is counted, not any value-added components.  A flashlight-based work/task light (not necessarily professional work) is a flashlight with valued-added accessories added permanently or detachable, which are designed to accommodate the specific needs of a related task, as discussed in some examples below:

-Hooks or clamps or straps or casing-design are added to the flashlight for the specific reason for hand-free operation; case design examples include: swivel lamp-heads; self-standing design, beam adjustments, others – the following are a few application examples:

Auto mechanics, surgeons or miners using headlamps; Recreational/Sport hikers/campers using headlamps

Military and police using flashlights attached to the weapon/gun; Recreational/Sport/Protection use of flashlights attached to a gun

Police, security, delivery use of flashlights attached to a bicycle; Recreational/Sport use of flashlights attached to a bicycle

-Specific features added, such as (examples):

Chemical/Other resistant casing
Harsh environment/Rugged upgrade case and other components
Explosion-proof upgrade case and other components
Casing to accommodate work-related hand controls or grips

Add-on or Built-on Accessories For flashlights that are equipped to wear on the head; for example in sports, surgery/medical, in the mining industry and other hands-free use, only the flashlight unit and internal recharging units are included in the pricing data; this is also true for flashlight brackets or clamps for guns, bicycles, other (only the flashlight itself is counted in the averages selling price data for the ElectroniCast market forecast data).

Not Included  Items not included in the overall volume and value forecast:

-Straps that are added to the flashlight unit
-Removable mounting brackets for weapon-flashlights
-Storage/travel cases the flashlight
-Flashlights in Androids and other mobile communication devices
-Novelty flashlights or toy-like novelty key-chain flashlights

Market Opportunity Since the market opportunity for flashlights continues to evolve, through the “marketing 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.

Market Research Methodology

Market analysis and technology forecasting are complex tasks. Any predictions of the shape and trends of technology and economic movement start from the notion that the germ of what will be important tomorrow is present, although smaller or larger or in a different form, in our environment today. However, taking as a basis for a prediction the assumptions of current, conventional belief creates a set of preconceived notions that can lead to serious mistakes. ElectroniCast, instead, looks to the basic driving forces.
The future market for a particular type of flashlight consumed in general purpose (household), as well as commercial/industrial and harsh environment, military/aerospace, emergency services and law enforcement applications depends on a number of factors, including: User equipment demand, back-up lighting due to power failures, various work-related tasks and recreational purposes, as well in conjunction with explosion and dangerous environments and with the use of night vision goggles (NSG), night vision imaging systems (NVIS) and night vision compatible (NVC) lighting and various other circumstances.

Information Base This study is based on analysis of information obtained continually over the past several years, but updated through the end of January 2017.  During this period, ElectroniCast analysts performed interviews with authoritative and representative individuals in the flashlight manufactures and brand distributors, as well as LED manufacturing (materials, chips, packaging, devices, associated parts/pieces, fittings/fixtures, NVIS filters), other light sources and military/aerospace, law enforcement and other first responders, communication, automotive, medical services, R&D, and government regulating authorities, as well as power sources (batteries and capacitors). The interviews were conducted principally with:

-Engineers, marketing personnel and management at manufacturers of LEDs, other light source technologies, as well as flashlight material (plastic, metal, other) package design and reflective optics.

-Design group leaders, engineers, marketing personnel and market planners at major users and potential users and distributors of LEDs, other light sources, flashlights and power sources (batteries and capacitors).

-Other industry/sector experts, including those focused on patents/intellectual property, standards activities, trade associations, and investments. 

The interviews covered issues of technology, R&D support, pricing, contract size, reliability, documentation, installation/maintenance crafts, standards, supplier competition and other topics.

A full review of published information was also performed to supplement information obtained through interviews. The following sources were reviewed:

-Professional technical journals and papers; Trade press articles
-Technical conference proceedings; Product literature
-Company profile and financial information
-Additional information based on previous ElectroniCast market studies; Personal knowledge of the research team.

In analyzing and forecasting the complexities of the American market for flashlights, it is essential that the market research team have a good and a deep understanding of the technology and of the industry. ElectroniCast members who participated in this report were qualified.

Bottom-up Methodology ElectroniCast forecasts are developed initially at the lowest detail level, and then summed to successively higher levels. The background market research focuses on the amount of each type of product used in each application in the base year (last year: 2016), and the prices paid at the first transaction from the manufacturer. This forms the base year data.

ElectroniCast analysts then forecast the growth rates in component quantity use in each application, along with price trends, based on competitive, economic and technology forecast trends, and apply these to derive long term forecasts at the lowest application levels. The usage growth rate forecasts depend heavily on analysis of overall end user trends toward equipment usage and economic payback.
1. Executive Summary                                      
1.1 Overview – LED Flashlight Market Forecast and Analysis                      
1.2 Unpackaged and Packaged LEDs – 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)                      
1.7  Flashlight Technical Overview                                   
2. U.S.A. LED Flashlight Market Forecast and Analysis                      
3. Flashlight Companies/Brands                                  
3.1  Overview                                           
3.2  Flashlight Company/Brand Profiles                               
 AE Light                                           
Ascent Fair (Hong Kong) Limited (Vortex)                               
ASP, Inc. (Armament Systems and Procedures)                           
Blackbeam LLC (Blackfire ®)                                     
Black Diamond                                           
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)                                   
E. Mishan & Sons, Inc. ("Emson")                                   
Energizer Holdings / Eveready                                   
FenixLight Limited                                       
5.11, Incorporated (5.11 TACTICAL®)                               
FourSevens (4Sevens)                                       
FoxFury Lighting Solutions                                   
GENTOS Co.,Ltd.                                       
HDS Systems, Inc.                                         
Iwiss Electric Co., Ltd                                         
Klarus Lighting Technology Co., Ltd                                 
Koehler – Bright Star LLC / Koehler Lighting Products                       
Larson Electronics LLC (MagnaLite Brand)                           
Leatherman Tool Group Inc. (LED Lenser) / Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KB       
Longxing Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.                           
Lumencraft (Gatlight)                                       
Mag Instrument Incorporated (MAGLITE®)                          
Makita Corporation                                      
Matsushima (Tat Ming Holding Group)                               
Microbluebear Technology Company, Ltd. (Shenzhen) - ACEBEAM®               
MicroFire Technology Company, Ltd.)                               
Micronix Systems Inc. (Identify Surgical Headlamp)                          
Nite Ize (INOVA Brand)                                       
Pelican Products, Inc (Behrman Capital)                               
Philips (Royal Philips Electronics)                                   
Princeton Tec                                           
Promire Products                                       
Rayovac / Black & Decker (Spectrum Brands)                           
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation                                
Snap-on Incorporated                                       
Streamlight Incorporated                                      
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd (TTI) /Milwaukee Electric Tool / Ryobi Limited              
TigerLight, Inc.                                          
Underwater Kinetics (UK)                                  
Western Technology Inc.                                       
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 USA LED Flashlight Market Forecast Worksheets (2016-2026)

Addendum  PowerPoint – ElectroniCast Global Market Forecast Data Tables (Slide Format / 2016-2026)

List of Tables

1.1.1  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Value Basis, $Million)              
1.1.2  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)          
1.1.3  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Application (Value Basis, $Million)              
1.1.4  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Application (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)          
1.1.5  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Application (Average Selling Price, $ Each)          
1.1.6  IP Code (IPX Rating) - International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)                   
1.5.1  ANSI/NFPA Areas Description                                   
2.1  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)           
2.2  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)              
2.3  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source Type (Value Basis, $Million)          
2.4  Employment Type in the United States (Non-Government), By Millions of Employees              
2.5  Employment Type in the United States (Government), By Millions of Employees              
2.6  Employment in the United States Military, By Thousand of Employees                    
2.7U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, by Application (Value Basis, $Million)             
2.8U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, by Application (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)          
2.9  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, by Application (Average Selling Price, $ Each)          
2.10  Major Hardware Stores in the United States                                
2.11 Major Hardware Distributors in the United States                           
2.12 Leading e-Commerce “Stores” in the United States                           
2.13  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Value Basis, $Million)              
2.14  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)          
2.15  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Retail-Specialty Sales Channel (Value Basis, $Million)   
2.16  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Retail-Specialty Sales Channel (Quantity, Million/Units)  
2.17  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Retail-Specialty Sales Channel (Avg. Selling Price, $ Each)  
2.18  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Retail-General Sales Channel (Value Basis, $Million)   
2.19  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Retail-General Sales Channel (Quantity, Million/Units)  
2.20  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Retail-General Sales Channel (Avg. Selling Price, $ Each)  
2.21  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Direct/Internet Sales Channel (Value Basis, $Million)   
2.22  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Direct/Internet Sales Channel (Quantity, Million/Units)  
2.23  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Through the Direct/Internet Sales Channel (Avg. Selling Price, $ Each)  
3.1.1  Competitive Market Share Estimates for USA Consumption, 61-Selected Company/Brands (2016)       
5.1  LED Color Variety – Selected Examples                              
5.2  LED Color Chart                                          
5.3  Data Transfer Rates: Visible Light Communications vs. Other Technology                   
5.4  List of Applications for LED-Based Visible light Communication                       
8.1.1  Market Forecast and Analysis by Application Category List                       
8.1.2 Market Forecast and Analysis by Sales Channel Category List                        
8.1.2  Market Forecast and Analysis by Flashlight Product Type Category List                   

List of Figures

1.1.1  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast (Value Basis, $Million)                      
1.1.2  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)                   
1.1.3  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast (Average Selling Price, $ Each)                   
1.1.4  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel                      
1.1.5   U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)          
1.1.6  LED-Based Bike Flashlight                                       
1.1.7  LED-Based Weapon/Gun Flashlight                                   
1.1.8  LED-Based Lantern                                       
1.1.9  Flashlight Standards – ANSI/NEMA FL-1                               
1.1.10  Street With No Illumination                                       
1.1.11  Street Illuminated with High Intensity Discharge (HID) Flashlight                        
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  Chip On Glass Cross-Sectional Structure                               
1.2.5  ESD Protection Diodes                                       
1.2.6  Electrostatic Discharge Example                                   
1.2.7  Chip-on-Board LED Technology                                   
1.2.8  Single-die LED: 1000 lm at 100 lm/W at 3A                               
1.2.9  Four-die LED with Primary Optics                                      
1.2.10 Next Generation of High-Power LED                                   
1.2.11LED Packaged Chip/Bulb                                   
1.2.12 LED Packaged Chip/Bulb                                       
1.2.13 LED Packaged Chip/Bulb Surface Mount Variations                           
1.2.14  LED Packaged Chip/Bulb                                      
1.2.15 High Brightness LED Packaged Chip/Bulb                              
1.2.16 Surface Mounted Device (SMD) LED                                   
1.2.17 Chip-On-Board and Multi-Chip On Board (COB/MCOB) LED                       
1.5.1 Intrinsically Safe LED Headlamps                                    
1.5.2 Explosion Proof LED Flashlight                                  
1.5.3 Explosion Proof LED Flashlight                                  
1.5.4 Cordless, Water-Proof, Explosion-Proof Miners Headlamp                       
1.5.5 Cordless Rechargeable Explosion Proof LED Mining Headlight                      
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                               
1.7.1  Parts of the Flashlight                                       
1.7.2 Solar Panel and Hand-Crank Flashlight/Combination Light                       
2.1  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million)           
2.2  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Quantity, Million)              
2.3  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Light Source Type (Value Basis, $Million)          
2.4  Police-Style Rechargeable LED Flashlight with Accessories                       
2.5  Economy LED Flashlight                                       
2.6  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Value Basis, $Million)              
2.7  U.S.A.- LED Flashlight Market Forecast, By Sales Channel (Quantity Basis, Million/Units)          
3.2.1  LED Tactical Flashlight                                       
3.2.2  Flashlight with Clamps                                       
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  LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.10 LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.11 Military Angle-Type Flashlight                                   
3.2.12  LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.13 LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.14  700 Lumen - 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  High-Performance (1000 lumens) LED Flashlight                           
3.2.19   LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.20  LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.21  Designer LED Flashlight                                       
3.2.22  LED Flashlight                                          
3.2.23  (b) 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 12 LED                                  
3.2.24  Small LED Flashlight                                      
3.2.25  LED Flashlight with 1050 Meter Beam Distance                           
3.2.26  LED Flashlight - 5000 Lumens                                   
3.2.27  LED Flashlight                                          
3.2.28  LED-based Surgical Headlamp and Carrying Case                           
3.2.29  Military-Spec Combat Bulb Flashlight                                  
3.2.30  LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.31  LED Rechargeable Photoluminescent Flashlight                               
3.2.32   LED Headlamps in Use                                       
3.2.33  LED Headlamp                                          
3.2.34  LED Flashlight                                           
3.2.35  LED Headlamp                                          
3.2.36  LED 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 Military-Specification (Mil-Spec) Flashlight                               
3.2.43  Magnetic Control Fully Variable Output LED Flashlight                           
3.2.44  Heavy Duty LED Flashlight                                       
3.2.45 Miniature 3000 lumen LED Flashlight                                   
3.2.46  Flashlight / Non-Lethal Weapon                                   
3.2.47 LED Flashlight                                           
5.1  Green light emission from RPCVD p-GaN layers grown on MOCVD                  
5.2   ATEX & IECEx Certified Explosion-proof LED Light                           
5.3  Highest-Performing Single-Die LED                                   
5.5  LED Chromatic Chart                                      
5.6  Evolution of Research Emphasis During Technology Life Cycle                      
5.7  Wire-Bondable Silicon ESD Diode Chip in Gel-Packs                           
5.8  LED Chip: Metal Layer (Thin Film Technology)                              
5.9   AC LED Technology on a Wafer                                  
5.10   UV LED Chip Packages (Sample)                                   
5.11   Fully Printed Halide Perovskite LEDs with Silver Nanowire Electrodes                   
5.12   Ultra High Bright LED Chip                                      
5.13  LED Chip Design with Copper Alloy Thermal Conductivity                       
5.14   LED Chip Design – Sapphire vs. Copper Alloy                               
5.15  Ultra-Thin LED                                          
5.16  Solid-State Lighting LED                                      
5.17  LED Module with High Light Quality                                   
5.18  LED Module with Low-Profile Rectangular Shape                           
5.19  Phosphor Technology: Thin Film Flip Chip (TFFC) technology                      
5.20  Next-Generation Light Emitting Diode Module                              
5.21  4-Leaded RGB LED                                      
5.22  Basic Structure of a Deep-UV Light-Emitting Diode                           
5.23  Vertically Conducting Advanced LED Structure                              
5.24  AlGaInP LED Efficacy                                      
5.25  Red Nitride Phosphors                                       
6.1   ElectroniCast Market Research & Forecasting Methodology
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