Learn how changes in the lighting-as-a-service market could impact how FMs implement lighting solutions

by Brianna Crandall — March 19, 2018 — A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) solutions in commercial buildings, providing market forecasts for revenue through 2026, as well as details on related services and the competitive landscape.

LaaS is the third-party management of a lighting system, including additional maintenance, financial, technical, or operational services. As more lighting products and controls come to market, LaaS is expected to experience a boost from customers who need assistance in choosing and maintaining up-to-date technologies that can provide cost savings to their businesses.

According to the new report, global LaaS revenue is expected to grow from an estimated $662.6 million in 2017 to $2.6 billion by 2026, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 16.6 percent.

According to Krystal Maxwell, research analyst with Navigant Research:

We are seeing a shift in the LaaS market from a traditional financing model to an increased number of turnkey services, which provide the customer with a full-scale offering from audit and design to installation to management and maintenance of the system. The as-a-service business model, which shifts business spending from CAPEX to OPEX, allows companies to focus on their core business areas and ensures the outsourced business (LaaS) is being kept up to date with market developments by the service provider, especially through the growing number of turnkey services.

According to the report, this shift in business spending is the beginning of a trend that is anticipated to become more common over the next 10 years. Additional market growth is expected to be driven by a maturing light-emitting diode (LED) market, interest in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and increases to the bottom line.

The report, Lighting as a Service: Third-Party Management of Lighting Systems in Commercial Buildings: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts, examines the LaaS market for commercial buildings, with a focus on financing, maintenance, and turnkey services.

The study addresses market issues, including key drivers and barriers, related to LaaS solutions. Global market forecasts for LaaS revenue, segmented by service type, building type, and region, extend through 2026. The report also examines the key services related to LaaS, as well as the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research Web site.