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The street lighting market - Italy

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1.1 Definition and presentation

Street lighting identifies the set of structures designed to illuminate public spaces or places. The concept of public lighting is relatively recent, dating back to the 19th century for reasons of public safety, coinciding with increasing urbanization and crime.

Public lighting is a service offered by the municipality aimed at the operation, maintenance and control of facilities within a framework of cost efficiency and safety. Italy is among the countries in which public spending on lighting is among the highest, with a decisive gap compared to the European average, and an intra-regional gap, with the North leading the way. There are numerous projects aimed at better light management, and global expectations are also promising, particularly for street lighting, with a very high share of LED use by 2023.

The value of lighting production by Italian companies has been fluctuating recently, a trend that, however, does not correspond to the evolution of the industry's turnover, which continues to grow. Uncertainties are expected regarding the future development of the sector and consequently of public service in Italian municipalities, partly due to a change in current regulations.

1.2 The global market

In ****, the global street lighting market reached a value of $*.* billion. A compound annual growth rate (***) of *.* percent is projected for the period ****-****, which would bring the market to a value of $**.* billion.

Street lighting market value World, ****-****, billion dollars Researchandmarkets

The highest compound annual growth rates are in ...

1.3 The street lighting market in Italy

In order to analyze the Italian market, the national energy consumption for public lighting between **** and **** and the turnover of the lighting equipment industry between **** and **** are considered.

National energy consumption for public lighting has remained essentially stable in recent years. The advent of the pandemic in **** and the subsequent increase ...

1.4 Import - Export

For the import-export analysis, due to the absence of specific data concerning only street lighting, it was decided to use data on the entire lighting equipment sector.

As confirmed by the coverage ratio always above * over the entire period, between **** and **** Italy is a net exporter of lighting equipment. With the ...

1.5 The consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

The energy crisis that was triggered by the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has also had major consequences for public lighting in Italy. The recent conjuncture has made public lighting an unsustainable current expense for Italian municipalities (***). Between **** and ****, the price of electricity for nonresidential consumers rose from *.**€/kWh + VAT to ...


2.1 Demand in Italy

For the analysis of demand in Italy, in the absence of firm data on the number of street lamps in the territory, the consumption of electricity for public lighting and the spending of the main Italian municipalities on roads and road infrastructure are considered.

Between **** and ****, electricity consumption for public lighting ...

2.2 Demand drivers

The main demand drivers are related to:

Pedestrian safety: adequate lighting of crosswalks improves the visibility of pedestrians and motorists, reducing the risk of traffic accidents and increasing the safety of crossings. Prevention of nighttime accidents: during nighttime hours or low visibility conditions, pedestrian crossing lighting is crucial to avoid collisions ...

2.3 Geographical distribution of demand

To visualize the geographic distribution of demand, a map was created with the consumption of electricity for public lighting by Italian macro-region.

The Northwest turns out to be the main consumer, with **.*% of the national total. It is followed by the South with **.* percent, the Northeast with **.* percent, the Center with ...

2.4 New demand trends

The street lighting market is increasingly moving toward a model that combines energy savings with the concept of a "smart city." In the street lighting sector, demand is moving more and more insistently toward products that can offer integrated management that ensures lighting only when and where it is needed. The ...


3.1 The size of the market

The analysis of the size of the street lighting market is carried out based on data on the manufacture of lighting equipment (***). Specifically, three different magnitudes are considered:

Number of enterprises Number of employees Legal form of enterprises

Number of enterprises

In ****, there were *,*** lighting equipment manufacturing enterprises in the territory. ...

3.2 The value chain

In the street lighting market, the end user is the public administration and more specifically the municipalities. In fact, as enshrined in Article ** of the Highway Code, the entity that owns the road must provide for the safety of the road, maintenance and eventual replacement of the facilities and equipment.(***)

3.3 Distribution

The process of installing street lighting infrastructure, as the responsibility of the entity that owns the roads, involves the Public Administration on the one hand and manufacturers on the other. The involvement of the Public Administration makes it necessary to comply with public contract regulations and the process defined by them. ...

3.4 The main manufacturers

Some of the leading manufacturers of public lighting equipment in Italy are:

Gewiss: founded in ****, it is now the most important company in the Italian-capital electrotechnical sector. It operates in the production of home automation, energy and lighting solutions and products for the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors. Aec: founded in ...


4.1 Type of the offer

The supply of street lamps can be differentiated by considering two different factors: the technology used and the luminous efficiency. Below is a classification of the main technologies used in street lamps:

Metal halide lamp: due to metal halide, the comtatic performance is very good. However, the lifetime and luminous efficiency ...

4.2 The products

The following is a list of products available in the Italian market:

4.3 New supply trends

One of the most important supply trends in the street lighting industry is the increase in energy-saving and "smart city" technology-conscious products. In particular, products are increasingly focusing on:

Durability: some lamps are reaching ***,*** hours of life.(***) Adaptability: focus is placed on design requirements by ensuring dozens of luminous flux levels ...


5.1 The legislation

Legislation regarding street lighting can be divided according to whether it concerns the production of lamps or the design of lighting systems. Regarding production below is the current European legislation:

Regulation (***) ****/****: sets specifications for the eco-design of light sources and separate supply units. Regulation (***) No. ***/****: establishes ecodesign requirements for fluorescent lamps ...


6.1 Segmentation

Italian Manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers

  • Gewiss
  • Linea Light Group
  • Disano Illuminazione
  • Artemide
  • Neri

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