Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Cleanroom Lighting Market
A cleanroom refers to a room with a controlled environment that has a low level of pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, chemical vapors, and aerosol particles. Cleanroom lighting finds wide usage in the pharmaceutical, laboratory, healthcare, food preparation, and semiconductor manufacturing applications.
The electronics sector has been disrupted due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes in the customers’ inclinations towards the products and buying behavior due to fluctuations in the global economy are likely to influence the cleanroom lighting market over the projected timeframe. Governments worldwide have imposed lockdowns, which has affected most of the industrial players across the globe and forced people to stay within their homes, which, in turn, has reduced the physical interaction among people. Most companies have permitted employees to operate from their homes to ensure business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to hamper the growth of the cleanroom lighting market over the forecast timeframe. The restrictions imposed on manufacturing operations to comply with the social distancing norms are likely to hamper the growth of the electronics industry, which, in turn, is expected to limit the growth of the global cleanroom lighting market.
Operations in several sectors, including pharmaceuticals, precision engineering, and biological and genetic research, have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis. The shift in consumer preference towards essential products is likely to influence the cleanroom lighting market over the projected timeframe. Furthermore, the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the sealing of international boundaries, which has caused a severe decline in the global demand for cleanroom lighting and related products. Government authorities have enforced restrictions on travel. Hence, the market is also expected to be affected due to the decrease in the sales of cleanroom lighting products. Additionally, the restrictions on public gatherings along with travel bans in several countries are expected to hinder the growth of the cleanroom lighting market over the forecast period. The increased focus on social distancing and personal care is likely to affect the demand for products, such as cleanroom lighting during the coming months. The spread of the pandemic has not only caused the loss of human lives but has also triggered the chances of a global economic recession. Thus, the cleanroom lighting market is expected to show steady growth after the Q4 of 2020.