Ambient Light Sensor Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2030

Ambient Light Sensor Market, By Sensor Type (Light to Current, Light to Digital, Light to Frequency, Light to Voltage), By Output Type (Analog, Digital), By Mounting Style (SMD/SMT, Through Hole), By Application - Forecast 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/3012-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde | June 2023         

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Ambient Light Sensor Market

The global Ambient light sensor market is expected to grow at approx. USD 15.7 Billion by 2030, at 10.70% of CAGR between 2022 and 2030

By Sensor Type Light to Current Light to Digital Light to Frequency Light to Voltage
By Output Type Analog Digital) By Mounting Style (SMD/SMT Through Hole
By Mounting Style SMD/SMT Through Hole
By Application Consumer Electronics Automotive Robotics Medical devices Security lighting
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Philips’s lighting Holding B.V. (Netherlands)   General Electric (U.S.)   Enterprise Lighting Ltd (U.S)   Unity Technologies SF (U.S)   OSRAM Licht GmBH (Germany)   Signify N.V. (Netherlands)   Acuity Brands (U.S)   Samsung Electronics (Japan)
Market Driving Forces   Huge growth due to its capability of high sustainability    Cost-effective    Using natural lighting as light sensors detect the temperature
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Ambient Light Sensor Market Overview:

The global ambient light sensor market is supposed to develop at approx. USD 15.7 Billion by 2030, at 10.70% of CAGR somewhere in the range of 2022 and 2030. Encompassing light sensor market significantly considers lighting frameworks for delineating environmental elements. Inside Ambient lighting, frameworks are lightweight and sans glare and consume less energy.

It improves the mood as well as practical. Vibe lighting is utilized for lighting indoors and outside. The inside business has been progressively using surrounding light sensors, which will prompt the development Ambient Light Sensor Market. The market sells sensors that can naturally change and show brilliance through shopper hardware and recognizing surrounding life.

The top-notch smart shoes are an extravagance product with a particular crowd on the lookout. In this way, the North American market, which comprises the well-off nations of the US, Canada, and Mexico, is ruling the worldwide brilliant shoe portion of the overall industry moreover.

The North American nations appreciate automatic updates quicker than the remainder of the world. Albeit, before long, the APAC nations are supposed to show a gigantic ascent in the portion of the overall industry too. The developing business sectors of the Asia Pacific district are India, China, Japan, etc.

The footwear market was predominantly filled with huge rivalry. The worldwide smart shoe market is isolated into numerous provincial players instead of amazingly popular large brands. In any case, it is likewise outstanding that the very good quality games and design footwear makers are the major early adopters of the innovation in the global situation.

COVID-19 Analysis

The world has been facing a pandemic that has impacted the development and growth of the Ambient Light Sensor Market. Many companies are shifting their operations through remote working while production facilities are functioning in lower capacities. Countries are imposing lockdowns for an indefinite period which has impacted supply chains.

Besides, the Ambient Light Sensor Market has been severely impacted as funding from various sources is dwindling. Organizations are struggling to generate revenues which have further undermined the capabilities of attracting funds. Hence, ambient light sensor market growth has almost come to a standstill. It is being expected that the ambient light sensor market share will increase after the pandemic is over.

Market Dynamics


The environmental degradation has increased due to which governments are pushing for measures to reduce energy consumptions. Government supports LED lighting as it consumes less energy while also reduce pollution in the environment. The Ambient Light Sensor Market has huge growth due to its capability of high sustainability. They are cost-effective and also helps in using natural lighting as light sensors detect the temperature. This enables the operators for adjusting artificial lights and other devices accordingly. With increased health awareness and environmental pollution, the ambience light sensors will be the most emerging interior tool used for new buildings. Also, there has been a surge in residential, commercial, and infrastructural properties which are being considered as driving forces for the global ambient sensor market.


New construction building designs are incorporating ambience light sensors that help in using daylights more efficiently, thus managing the costs and use of artificial lighting. The use of sensors in commercial and residential properties has increased due to sustainable practices. In addition to this, the use of IoT devices and services are also increasing which will support the growth Ambient Light Sensor Market. Another opportunity is high consumer investing in high-quality interior lighting that radiates lesser UV rays, thus maintaining the temperature.

An increase in demand in smartphones and consumer electronics is also an opportunity for growth in the ambience light sensor market. They are being used for adjusting the display brightness of all consumer smart devices.  Ambience light sensors are also being adopted in the automobile industry which indicates a promising future for the expansion of Ambient Light Sensor Market Size.


The global Ambient Light Sensor Market is highly competitive as technology is advancing at a higher rate. Due to this smaller or medium-sized companies struggle to sustain themselves in the market. Also, COVID- 19 has restricted mobility due to which production costs have increased. Also, manufacturing operations are highly complexed. The manufacturers also face high costs for the replacement of old lighting systems.

The developers need to focus on low-cost raw materials which can reduce replacement. Similarly, high support to small and medium-size companies is required for increasing the growth rate of the Ambient Light Sensor Market.


The sensor market requires high investment to develop new improved light sensors. Due to COVID-19, investment challenges have increased that have impacted the growth of the Ambient Light Sensor Market.  Also, light sensors are not broadly used as convectional artificial lighting. Thus, the sensor light market has been restricted to certain industries and markets only. In developing countries like India, the developers are facing challenges for equipping light sensors in new constructions. Thus, the adoption of light sensors in commercial and residential use needs to be expanded for increasing ambience light sensor market share.

The increasing use of technological tools has increased data security concerns which is important for promoting ambient light sensors in all fields.  Besides, data security is also a big challenge due to its infant stage of development, for improving the growth rate of the light sensor market.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

The market for light sensors is relatively low in emerging markets. This can be improved with low cost and efficient designs in new constructions of residential and commercial properties. It is important for improving security standards to improving the usage of light sensors. Since the replacement cost is high, it is also important low for increasing the life of light sensors. Light sensors must be upgraded with the latest developments for ensuring security and efficiency. Customizable sensors are needed for automobile sectors which will promote the growth of the light sensor market.

Value Chain Analysis

Ambient lighting systems are energy-efficient solutions for construction projects.  As these lighting systems are low at maintenance, requiring less electricity, high durability with mostly wireless technology. Besides ambience lighting systems are highly customizable with the needs of the industry. Since mobile devices are being increasingly used, ambience lighting systems are sustainable solutions that improve the battery life of the electronics. Besides, IoT has been widely used in automobiles, ambience light sensor systems shall become a sustainable option in the future.

Segment Overview

Global Ambient Light Sensor Market is based on sensor, output, mounting, and application type.

  • Sensor type- Light to current, light to digital, light to frequency, light to voltage.

  • Output type- Analog and Digital

  • Mounting style- SMD/ SMT, through-hole, others.

  • Application- consumer electronics, automotive, robotics, medical devices, security lighting, sunlight harvesting.

Additionally, consumer electronic markets contribute to a higher market share in ambience light sensors.  The user-friendliness and vehicle built-in light sensors will be the driver of boosting demand in ambient light sensors. Besides, SMT has a higher and dense configuration which can promote the growth expansion of the ambient light sensor market.

Regional Analysis

Region-wise, the light sensor market is majorly dominated by regions like North America, Asia Pacific, and other global places.

The North American region holds the light sensor market share. This is because the country has been adopting new technologies much faster than other regions. Also, North America has high grown markets of consumer electronics and automobile which has increased the growth rate of the light sensor market in this region.

The second-largest leader will be Asia- Pacific. As major manufactures are present in this region along with increasing demand for consumer electronics. Besides, a good growth rate is expected in the European region due to high involvement in the automobile sectors and consumer electronics.

In the remaining regions, there is the expectation of steady market share ambient light sensing.

Competitive Landscape

Industrial giants of light sensor markets are Texas instruments, On Semi-Conductors, and Broadcom Ltd. Huge investments are being made by the aforementioned key players contributing to the increasing demand from automobiles, retail, consumer electronics, medical, and others. Ambient light sensor market share is expanding due to high adoption in smartphones and consumer electronics. Some of the other key players in the market are

  • Philips’s lighting Holding B.V. (Netherlands)

  • General Electric (U.S.)

  • Enterprise Lighting Ltd (U.S)

  • Unity Technologies SF (U.S)

  • OSRAM Licht GmBH (Germany)

  • Signify N.V. (Netherlands)

  • Acuity Brands (U.S)

  • Samsung Electronics (Japan)

Recent Development

Nike Inc. sent off its self-binding ball shoe Nike Adapt BB in 2019. This shrewd shoe has a committed control framework connected to the cell phone through Bluetooth. Clients have some control over the shoe with cell phone applications. The shoes were valued at USD 350 at the hour of sending off.

The Xiaomi Corporation Ltd has sent off their Mijia marked 'an hour and a half super shrewd active apparel' in India in 2019. The shrewd advanced shoe has an Intel Curie chip inside, which guides and cycles all the ongoing wellness information. The Beijing-based brand kept the starting evaluation at CNY 299.

Report Overview

  • Study Period- 2021-2030

  • Base Year- 2020

  • Forecast Period- 2021-2030

  • Historical Period- 2019

This report has included different elements of the ambient light sensor market.

  • Market Overview

  • Analysis on COVID-19 on Market

  • Market Dynamics that include drivers, challenges, cumulative growth, restraints

  • Value Chain analysis

  • Market segmentation

  • Regional analysis

  • Recent Development

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 15.7 Billion
  CAGR   10.70%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Sensor Type, Output Type, Mounting Style, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Philips’s lighting Holding B.V. (Netherlands),General Electric (U.S.),Enterprise Lighting Ltd (U.S),Unity Technologies SF (U.S),OSRAM Licht GmBH (Germany),Signify N.V. (Netherlands),Acuity Brands (U.S),Samsung Electronics (Japan)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increase in demand in smartphones and consumer electronics
  Key Market Drivers

  • Huge growth due to its capability of high sustainability
  • Cost-effective,
  • Using natural lighting as light sensors detect the temperature

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Global ambient light sensor market is projected to grow at approximately 10.70% CAGR during the assessment period (2022-2030).

    The valuation of the global ambient light sensor market is estimated to increase to USD 15.7 Billion by the end of 2030.

    The growing need for connected devices and increasing adoption of smart devices & wearables, are major tailwinds pushing the growth of the global ambient light sensor market.

    North America holds the largest share in the global ambient light sensor market, followed by the Asia Pacific region and Europe, respectively.

    AMS AG (Germany), ON Semiconductor (U.S.), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Broadcom Limited (U.S.), OSRAM Opto Semiconductor (U.S.), Rohm Semiconductor (Germany), Intersil (U.S.), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Maxim Integrated (U.S.), and Vishay Semiconductor (U.S.), are some of the top players operating in the global ambient light sensor market.

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