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LED demand in the military to dominate NVIS market

The consumption value of packaged LEDs used in Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS)-compatible lighting is forecast to increase from $36.2 million last year (2010) to $132.8 million in 2017.

ElectroniCast Consultants has released a new market research study of the global consumption of 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.  The Military sector includes the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard (and State-level Guard/Defence) 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 % of the total worldwide consumption value in 2011,” Montgomery concluded.
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