Global Market Study on UV Lamps - UV LEDs Are the New Growth Engine

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  • Published On : Aug-2019 |
  • Pages : 272 Pages |
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UV lamps have been harnessing the power of ultraviolet (UV) light which is widely used in A plethora of applications every day, and is measured across a range of 10nm to 400 nm as UVA, UVB or UVC emissions. Extensive applications of UV lamps in UV germicidal lamps, UV air treatment, UV curing lamps, UV tanning lamps, ballast water treatment lamps, and phototherapy lamps have been creating a hotbed of growth opportunities for stakeholders.

In light of the growing need for safe drinking water, specifically in the developing regions, the adoption of UV disinfection systems has grown in recent years, which in turn has pushed the sales of UV lamps. This growing traction for proper disinfectant systems propelled the PMR analysts to conduct research study on UV lamps market. Increasing use of UV lamps to disinfect water, air, and cleaning wastewater continues to create a stream of opportunities for stakeholders. Growing stress on hygiene and safety concerns, specifically in food and healthcare industries is highly likely to widen the growth path for the companies that are operating in the UV lamps market through 2029.

Mapping the Evolution of UV Lamps Market

The ultra violet technology traces back to the early 1800’s, when the scientists discovered the UV bacterial action, which further led to the development of UV LED in 1906. The first full scale UV disinfection system was developed in 1910 for use on the pre-filtered water from the river Durance in Marseille, France. This marked the beginning of the UV lamps applications for water treatment. Since then, a growing number of companies have been deploying UV lamps based disinfection systems, owing to their effectiveness at inactivating most viruses, spares and cysts. As per the PMR analysis, the UV lamps market valued ~US$ 700 Mn in 2018, and is anticipated that the sales will pick pace by ~14% in 2019.

Compelling Trends that are Shaping the Growth of the UV Lamps Market

Water Treatment Application Leading the Way

Growing concerns pertaining to the public safety and environmental impact issues continue to result in the imposition of stringent rules and regulations that govern water and wastewater treatment facilities worldwide. Growing awareness about UV lamps based water disinfection systems as a safe, chemical-free way to treat water has been widening the opportunities for the manufacturers of UV lamps. High efficiency of UV exposure at making chlorine-resistant microorganisms harmless has been underpinning the adoption of UV lamps based disinfection systems. Furthermore the eco-friendly aspect of UV lamps based water disinfection systems, coupled with no compromise on the taste of water is highly likely to push the growth of the UV lamps market in the forthcoming years.

Promising Performance Betting Higher Gains

The UV-LED lamp technology continue to advance at a rapid pace and now offers enough power and capability to back a wide range of existing as well as novel industrial applications. This has led to a significant shift in consumer preference from traditional UV curing lamps to UV-LED variants. UV-LED are increasingly becoming more and more efficient in delivering higher energy to the media, and are increasingly driving not just the throughput and process flexibility but also eco-friendly and energy-efficient solutions. While the benefits and applications of UV-LED curing technology gain momentum, a large number of consumers are leveraging this technology.

Amalgam UV Lamps under Spotlight

While the amalgam UV lamps continue to promise virtually constant disinfection performance over the lamp operating life, they are witnessing an increased adoption for water disinfection, reduction of pollutants in industrial exhaust air, and grease and odor control for foodservice kitchens. Growing awareness about the fact that amalgam UV lamps offer 10 times the UV power density of traditionally used low-pressure mercury lamps, and is compatible with high ambient temperatures of up to 90°C, has been favoring the market. Additionally, the increasing demand for temperature fluctuation-proof lamps continues to strengthen the sales of UV LED lamps.

uv lamps market segmentation

Winning Imperatives

Extending Geographical Reach

In view of the growing focus of various regions on ensuring supply of clean drinking water, the opportunities for stakeholders remain abound in various regions. To tap the growing traction for proper water and wastewater treatment, leading players in the UV lamps market have placed their focus on expanding their geographical reach. An increased number of stakeholders are setting up new offices and collaborating with local distributors to cash in on the increasing demand for water and wastewater treatment facilities. UV lamps vendors are specifically focusing on expanding their businesses across APEJ, Western Europe and Japan, owing to the growing demand for high performing disinfection systems.

Unleashing the Competitor Killer: NPD

While the stakeholders continue to focus on strengthening their position in the fragmented scenario of UV lamps market, new product development has emerged as a key growth strategy to strengthen position. For that matter, an increased number of UV lamps vendors are diversifying their offerings in terms of technology, and lamp to cater to an extensive pool of applications. For instance, in April 2019, Nichia, Japan-based LED maker launched 280nm UVC NCSU334A deep blue ultra violet-outputting LED with an objective to address the growing demand for air sterilization and water purification using solid-state lighting.

Forming Strategic Partnerships

An increased number of companies operating in the UV lamps market continues to enter into partnerships with regional market players, distributers, NGOs, and end use companies to attain an extra-edge in the competitive market scenario. The key focus of companies is on partnering with companies that are equipped with necessary and latest technology, to add more value to their offerings and extend their pool of customers. For instance in December 2018, Xylem Inc., partnered with an NGO Imagine H2O Xylem Partners to champion water startups and drive innovative solution across the water sector.

UV Lamps Market – Competitive Landscape  

  • In April 2019, Trojan UV installed TrojanUV3000Plus at a plant in India to disinfect 120 MLD (5,000 m3/hr) of wastewater before it discharges into the river.
  • In 2018, Trojan Technologies improved its UV lamps technology and UV water disinfection equipment and technology for sleeve cleaning and controls and automation. Trojan Technologies newer UV water disinfection systems promise substantial energy, labor and maintenance savings.

The global UV lamps market is moderately fragmented owing to the presence of large number of players worldwide. Leading market players, such as Trojan Technologies and Severn Trent PLC, continue to uplift their product portfolio to appeal to a wide pool of customers. Market frontrunners are constantly working on improving UV lamps technology to have a competitive edge in the market. Several UV lamps vendors have also shifted their focus on improved R&D activities to introduce UV LEDs for large scale disinfection application.

Analyst’s Point of View

The authors of the UV lamps market envisage 4.1X growth in UV lamps market by the end of 2029, while accelerating at an impressive CAGR of ~14% during the forecast period. Though the significant usage of conventional methods of water treatment, coupled with high initial costing of UV lamps based disinfection system has been impeding the growth of the market, the lucrativeness of UV LED continue to fuel the market growth. Market frontrunners that are increasingly setting their bets on advanced and cost-competitive offerings are anticipated to attain a better position in the UV lamps market in the years to come.

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Demand for UV Lamps Rising with Industrial Development

Growth of certain industries such as chemicals and food & beverages, is expected to increase industrial production capacity through expansion and setting up of new plants across the globe. This, in turn, is anticipated to increase uptake of UV disinfectant equipment for treatment of industrial effluents and processed water requirements for these industries and thus, is projected to boost the growth of the UV lamps market in the near future.

The performance of the chemical industry has strengthened in the last couple of years, as the global manufacturing sector output has increased. Furthermore, the chemical industry revenue is projected to reflect 1.5X growth between 2015 and 2025. Chemical industries in prominent economies, especially in developing countries such as China and India, are growing at a rampant pace, backed by government investments. Companies in these countries are significantly investing in capacity building, increasing production capacity for bulk as well as specialty and fine chemicals.

The global UV lamps market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 14%, and is estimated to reach a value of ~ US$ 2.9 Bn by the end of the forecast period. Moreover, in the global study of UV lamps, PMR considers only new sales of UV lamps across the historical and forecast period.

Social Infrastructure Investments Driving the Global UV Lamps Market Growth

Governments of emerging nations, such as China and India, are focusing on developing smart cities by changing the existing infrastructure, such as old incandescent bulbs and outdated communication systems, and installing new technologies such as new disinfection equipment to impart better living standards to the people of their nations. Smart city management services include road monitoring applications, environment and light sensing, and advanced energy saving. The increase in smart cities spending is positively impacting the market.

In April 2017, for instance, the Indian government announced plans to invest in the smart cities initiative. The government has already allocated over US$ 2.3 Bn to this project in the last two budgets.

In April 2017, for instance, the China Development Bank announced plans to invest over US$ 2 Tn to build smarter cities in and around Beijing.

UV LED Segment Projected to Flourish in the Global UV Lamps Market

The new UV LED segment is anticipated to gain noteworthy traction in the global UV lamps market owing to significant growth in the usage of UV LED lamps across the world. However, the UV LED lamp segment is projected to grow with a CAGR of 15%.

Growing Concerns for Public Safety and Environmental Issues to Accelerate Demand for UV Lamps

Growing concerns for public safety and environmental impact issues have led to the enforcement of stringent rules and regulations governing water and wastewater treatment facilities across the globe. This is increasing deployment of UV technologies, which, in turn, is expected to boost the growth of the UV lamps market.

Enforcement of rules and regulations governing the use of UV disinfection equipment establishes a fair and safe environment for various key players and general public.

Inclination towards Conventional Methods Can Hamper the UV Lamps Market Growth

Conventional methods used for disinfection of water such as chlorination and oxidation, are still used in water and wastewater treatment facilities in certain developing countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe. This is expected to hinder the adoption of UV disinfection equipment and thus, hamper the growth of the UV lamp market.

Moreover, initially the cost of chlorination equipment is small compared to that of UV disinfection system, if a large chlorine tank or a channel is already available with the user. Thus, some users still prefer conventional methods for water treatment, which hinder the growth of the market.

North America and Asia Pacific excluding Japan Showcase Growth Potential in the UV Lamps Market

In the global UV lamps market, North America and Asia Pacific excluding Japan regions are estimated to witness a healthy growth rate over the forecast period due to the increasing demand for UV LED lamps across the world in the coming years. Moreover, Western Europe is followed by Middle East and Africa in the global UV lamps market owing to industrial development, which is, in turn, projected to boost the demand as well as sales of UV lamps in these regions in the coming decades.

In the global market, Latin America is anticipated to hold a share of ~ 5.5% throughout the forecast period, which is expected to significantly boost the global UV lamps market over the next ten years.

UV Lamps Market Structure

The global UV lamps market is consolidated due to the presence of limited companies in the market. Moreover, Tier 1 players are generating nearly US$ 210 Mn through the sales of UV lamps across the globe. According to a global in-depth study, Trojan Technologies and Severn Trent PLC are projected to account for a prominent share in the global UV lamps market.

UV Lamps Market – Introduction

Persistence Market Research (PMR), in its latest published market research report sheds light on the vital growth parameters to identify the shape as well as the size of the UV lamps market during the study period 2019-2029. This in-depth study outlines the pivotal trends and significant developments that have been shaping the growth of the UV lamps market. Additionally, the research study lends valuable insights pertaining to the UV lamps market by evaluating the key drivers, restraints, threats, and opportunities.

This detailed study also mentions the microeconomic and macroeconomic factors that aid in understanding the future growth opportunities present in the UV lamps market during the forecast period.

The market size has been assessed in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (units). The valuable insights includes in the research study will help the leading players in the UV lamps market in identifying lucrative opportunities to drive their business forward.  This detailed study outlines leading as well as established players in the UV lamps market, along with the market structure. This comprehensive study offers the overview of the key market players, along with their unique strategies, financials, and considerable developments.

UV Lamps Market – Segmentation

This exhaustive research report on the UV lamps market provides derailed study of the market attractiveness by evaluating the key market segments. The global study also includes a country-wise valuation for better understanding the demand and supply ratio of the UV lamps market.

The detailed report offers an assessment on the basis of the lamp, end use and region. Each of these segments has been covered and analyzed in this comprehensive report in order to attain actionable intelligence apropos of the UV lamps market. This PMR study on the UV lamps market provides historical, current, as well as futuristic trends that have been shaping the growth of these segments, in particular, and the market, in general. Moreover, the study offers value chain analysis, supply chain analysis, and Y-o-Y growth analysis of the UV lamps market.


End Use


UV Mercury Lamp

  • Low Pressure Lamp
  • Medium Pressure Lamp
  • Amalgam Mercury Lamp

Water Treatment

  • Municipal Water Treatment
  • Residential Water Treatment
  • Commercial Water Treatment
  • Industrial Process Water Treatment
  • Pool & Spa
  • Others

North America


Wastewater Treatment

Latin America

Surface Disinfection

Western Europe

Air Treatment

  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Residential & Commercial
  • Others(Transportation)

Eastern Europe

Food & Beverages Disinfection

  • Bottled Water & other beverages
  • Marinades & Brines
  • Surface Disinfection of foods



Middle East and Africa

UV Lamps Market - Key Questions Answered

This detailed study report on the UV lamps market gives in-depth overview that provides distinguished insights into the growth prospects during the projection period. This exhaustive research report address the key concerns of the market players that are operating in the UV lamps market. Some of the salient questions addressed in the report includes:

  • What was the UV mercury lamps demand scenario in terms of value and volume in 2018?
  • What are the key determinants that are shaping the growth of the UV lamps market?
  • How will the Europe UV lamps market evolve during the forecast period?
  • What are the key factors that are impeding the growth of the UV lamps market?
  • What rate of ROI can UV lamps market players can expect from growing application of these lamps for water treatment in the next couple of years?
  • What will be the Y-o-Y growth of UV lamps market between 2019 and 2025?

UV Lamps Market – Research Methodology

To compile the study report, the analysts at PMR employed a robust research methodology, which assists in identifying valuable intelligence and assess market size, su8pported by pertinent numbers. PMR’s seasoned analysts conducted primary and secondary researches to obtain valuable insights into the UV lamps market.

During the primary research phase, they referred to leading opinion leaders, industry experts, business heads, manufacturers, and distributors were consulted. As a part of the secondary research, company annual publications, reports_bk_01_01_2020, press releases, and financial reports_bk_01_01_2020 were referred to determine and lay down the lucrative opportunities present in the UV lamps market.

Companies covered in Uv Lamps Market Report

Company Profiles:

  • Xylem Inc.
  • Calgon Carbon Corp.(Kuraray)
  • Trojan Technologies Inc.
  • OSRAM Gmbh
  • Signify(Philips)
  • Severn Trent PLC
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH
  • Lumileds Holding B.V.
  • Luminus Inc.
  • Seoul Viosys Co. Ltd.
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