ElectroniCast releases market study on LED-based Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatible lighting

April 19, 2011
Date Announced: 19 Apr 2011 Upper Lake, CA (USA) -- ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market/technology consultancy, today announced the release of a new market research study of the global consumption of light emitting diodes (LEDs) used in Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatible lighting in non-civilian applications, such as military, law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS) and related applications. According to the ElectroniCast study report, the use of LEDs in NVIS - compatible lighting will continue to be dominated by the Military market sector (see Figure). The Military sector includes the following: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard (and State-level Guard/Defense) and the equivalent from countries worldwide. The Law Enforcement sector includes Local, State and National Law Enforcement (National: all of the “3-letter” agencies, plus other/related– FBI, DHS/ICE, DEA, ATF, CIA, DSS, etc, plus many other relative law enforcement), as well as the equivalent from countries worldwide. The application category also includes Emergency Services: Emergency Medical Services-EMS, Fire/Rescue/Forestry, etc. “ElectroniCast forecasts that the worldwide consumption of package LEDs used in non-civilian NVIS compatible lighting will increase at an average annual growth rate of 20.4%, from $36.2 million last year (2010) to $132.8 million in 2017,” said Stephen Montgomery, president of International Business and Director of the LED practice at ElectroniCast. “LEDs provide an excellent NVG (night vision goggle) compatible lighting solution in aircraft, ships/watercraft, ground vehicle, ground field command, and ‘man-portable’ devices, which is winning market share from filter-based and other conventional lighting,” Montgomery added. “The Ship/Watercraft category under the Military sector is the current market leader, and it is forecast with the fastest growth (2010-2017), led by LEDs used in exterior NVIS compatible lighting. The Military Aircraft category holds a relative market share 31.5 percent of the total worldwide consumption value in 2011,” Montgomery concluded. # # # This market forecast report is available immediately from ElectroniCast Consultants (fees: $4,200-$5,400). For detailed information on this or other services provided by ElectroniCast, please contact Theresa Hosking, Marketing/Sales; [email protected] (Telephone/USA: 707/275-9397) ElectroniCast Consultants – www.electronicast.com specializes in forecasting trends in technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning and consulting. ElectroniCast Consultants, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, serves industrial companies, trade associations, government agencies, communication and data network companies and the financial community. Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided. ElectroniCast Consultants’ goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities facing clients and to provide timely, accurate information for strategic planning. According the ElectroniCast Consultants (www.electronicast.com), the consumption value of packaged LEDs used in NVIS-compatible lighting is forecast to increase from $36.2 million last year (2010) to $132.8 million in 2017. NOTE: Market forecast data refers to consumption for a particular calendar year; therefore, this data is not cumulative data.

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