Light Sensor Market size- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026
Global Light Sensor Market Forecast and
global Light Sensor Market witness market size of USD 1.30 Billion in
2019 and projected to reach USD 2.26 Billion by 2026 with a significant CAGR of
7.86% during the forecast period 2020-2026. The factors boosting the light
sensors market include the growing employment of light sensor functions in
consumer electronics such as tablets and smartphones. Advancements in the
automotive sector, outdoor lighting, and smart homes are estimated to drive the
growth of the light sensors market.
Growing usage of
IoT sensor in the automotive industry, rising demand for smart TV in the
consumer electronics sector and booming industrial IoT sensor are key factors
which drive the growth of the light sensors market. Moreover, light sensors are
being adopted by several end-user industries such as healthcare, energy &
power, and agriculture. The increasing population with growing
commercialization is driving the adoption of smart electronic devices, and this
is expected to encourage the global light sensor market.
Light Sensor Market: Overview
Light sensors are the electronic devices
used to detect light. These sensors are present in many forms. Light sensors detect
light and convert it into electrical signals for use in various applications.
Light sensors are used in energy conservation solutions as well as power and
energy saving. There are various kinds of light sensors, such as photoresistors,
photodiodes, and phototransistors.
Increasing demand for light sensors
from various verticals
Growing demand for light sensors from several
verticals such as automotive building automation, consumer electronics, industrial
manufacturing, etc. supported by its rising number of applications across the
verticals is anticipated to drive the demand for light sensors. There is an increasing
market for light sensors in automotive, consumer electronics, and industrial
machinery. The growing implementation for ambient light sensors and proximity
sensors in mobile devices has driven the growth of the light sensors market.
Rising demand for smart consumer electronics
sensors are witnessing growth in the demand owing to the increasing demand for
consumer electronics as well as smart electronics and wearable applications. Manufacturers
of smart home appliances can utilize various types of light sensors to decrease
the power consumption of the smart home devices. Demand for smart home
appliances is expected to increase in the near future, as consumers are recognizing
the importance and benefits of installing energy-efficient products in homes. Several
automotive manufacturers are incorporating light sensors in their vehicles for
driver assistance and safety to increase the safety level of passengers and reduce
the number of road accidents. This is projected to propel the global light
sensor market during the forecast period.
capabilities of covering long-distance
capabilities of covering long-distance is a major factor restraining the growth
of the market. These light sensors cannot perform well apart from the specific
range of 3 lx (lux) to more than 30,000 lx (lux), which is estimated to hamper
the growth of the market.
Global Light Sensor Market: Function
On the basis of its function, the market is segregated into Ambient
Light Sensing, Proximity Detection, Rgb Color Sensing, Gesture Recognition,
UV/Infrared Light (IR) Detection. The ambient light sensors segment is anticipated
to register a considerable market share. This growth can be attributed to its
applications in automotive and architecture industries owing to the increasing
number of building smart cities and adding lavishness to the cars.
Global Light Sensor
Based on output, the market is bifurcated into Analog and
Digital. The digital category is anticipated to register faster growth over the
forecast period. Digital light sensors provide energy efficiency, higher
reliability, and performance. Due to these benefits, their demand is estimated
to increase in the near future.
Global Light Sensor Market: Integration
Based on integration the market is classified into Discrete,
Combination. The combination category is expected to hold the largest market
share owing to the increasing popularity of combination light sensors in the
low- and mid-range smartphone market.
Global Light Sensor Market: Application
segment is segmented into Consumer Electronics, Automotive,
Industrial, Home Automation, Healthcare, Entertainment, Security. Consumer
electronics is projected to account for a large share of the light sensors
market. The implementation of light sensor functions in tablets and mobile
devices is driving the light sensors market for the consumer electronics
sector. The rising demand from OEMs to implement light sensor functions such as
proximity detection, ambient light sensing, RGB color sensing, and gesture
recognition in tablets and mobile devices has supported the growth of this
Global Light Sensor Market: Regional Insights
Based on regional analysis, the global light sensor market is
segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia
Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa region. The Asia Pacific
is anticipated to be the fastest-growing market for Light Sensor. This can be accredited
to the growing demand for consumer electronic products in the region, mainly in India, China, and South Korea. Due to increasing
disposable income and rising internet penetration, the demand for consumer
electronics is growing in the region, thus driving the adoption of lights
Sensor market is fragmented owing to the presence of several large-sized
companies, mid-sized & small-sized companies, and many start-ups that
provide Light Sensor industry. However, the companies that hold the major share
of Light Sensor market are AMS AG, Avago
Technologies Inc., Sharp Corporation, Stmicroelectronics NV., Vishay
Intertechnology, Inc., Apple, Inc., Elan Microelectronic Corp., Everlight Electronics
Co., Ltd., Heptagon, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., Sitronix Technology Corporation, ROHM Co., Ltd., Analog Devices, Inc.,
Molex, Integrated Device Technology, Monnit Corporation, Kingbright, Silicon
Laboratories, Innovacom, and other prominent players.
Ø In July 2019,
Maxim introduced Healthcare Sensors that allow ultra-small size, lowest power
and clinical-grade accuracy for next-generation wearables. MAX30208
clinical-grade digital temperature sensor supports new wearable health and
fitness use cases at half the power: MAXM86161 in-ear heart-rate monitor offers
best-in-class SNR at the lowest power and 40% less space for constant
heart-rate and Sp02 measurements.
Ø In September
2019, ams AG launched the world's smallest digital proximity sensor module. The
ultra-small package of the TMD2635 uses just 1mm3 of volume and assists audio
manufacturers of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbud products to improve smaller,
lighter industrial design carbuds. The IR proximity sensor facilitates wireless
earbud in-and-out of ear detection to help increase battery life between chargings
and can be utilized in tandem with another TMD2635 to support elementary
touchless gesture control without the need for buttons.
Scope of the Report
data – 2016-2019
Base Year –
2020 – 2026
Revenue in USD Billion
Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico,
Argentina, Japan, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South
By Function, By Output, By Integration, By Application, By
AMS AG, Avago Technologies Inc., Sharp
Corporation, Stmicroelectronics NV., Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Apple,
Inc., Elan Microelectronic Corp., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Heptagon,
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sitronix
Technology Corporation, ROHM Co., Ltd., Analog Devices, Inc., Molex,
Integrated Device Technology, Monnit Corporation, Kingbright, Silicon
Laboratories, Innovacom, and other prominent players.
Ø Ambient Light Sensing
Ø Proximity Detection
Ø Rgb Color Sensing
Ø Gesture Recognition
Ø UV/Infrared Light (IR) Detection
Ø Consumer Electronics
Ø Home Automation
Ø North America
Ø Asia Pacific
Ø Latin America
Ø Middle East &
The objective of the Study:
Ø To analyze and forecast the global Light Sensor
Market size of the market in terms of value.
Ø To examine the careful market segmentation and
forecast the market size, in terms of value, based on the region by segmenting.
Ø The Global Light Sensor Market segmented into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia
Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa coupled with their leading
Ø To outline, categorized, and forecast the global Light
Sensor Market based on the Function, Output, Integration, and Application.
Ø To examine competitive developments like
technological advancement, services, and regulative framework within the global
Light Sensor Market.
Ø To highlight the impact analysis of the factors
affecting the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and
Ø To strategically profile the key players and
comprehensively analyze their market shares along with detailing the
competitive landscape for market leaders.