Li-Fi Market Research Report- Global Forecast to 2027

Li-Fi Market, By Component (LED, Optical Sensing, Microcontroller, Photo Detector), By Application (Smartphone, Standalone Tracker, Advance Tracker) and By End User - Forecast 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/2419-CR | January 2018 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Market Overview

Li-Fi is the emerging wireless communication technology that uses light instead of radio waves for transmitting data. The light communication system is considered a cheaper option to transmit the data compared to the radio waves. The primary components of the Li-Fi technology include the LED lamps which are also cost-effective, able to withstand harsh conditions, and durable. Besides the COVID widespread, the market value of the Li-Fi market can achieve a size of USD 51 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 70%.


The costs incurred in the manufacturing of Li-Fi products are comparatively higher and still the Li-Fi technology is under the development stage, only fewer market players are deploying the technology into commercial applications. The developments were carried out to deploy the Li-Fi technology in smartphones. The li-Fi starter kit costs over £2500 without the delivery and other charges. 


COVID-19 Analysis:


The COVID 19 has affected several industrial verticals and has affected the overall production rates in several sectors. However, the demand for the Li-Fi was not affected due to the factors such as work from home trends. Increasing demand for internet connectivity as the internet was utilized for entertainment, work, delivery, and several other functions. The countries were also focusing on energy-efficient options in recent times owing to the increasing demand for energy. Such factors have increased the demand for the Li-Fi Market.


Market Dynamics:


Market Drivers:


The increasing number of internet users across the globe has been increasing in recent times. A recent study shows that there are over 4.67 billion active internet users across the globe which accounts for about 59.5 percent of the global population. On the other hand, the increasing consumer base for smartphones is also impacting the overall growth of the Li-Fi Market.


The data transmission through a wireless medium is rapidly increasing and the saturation level of the radio-frequency is rapidly increasing as well. Such a state has led to the situation called a spectrum crunch, where the wireless frequency spectrum is becoming scarce for the available consumer devices. Such factors have increased the Li-Fi market demand in recent years.


Market Opportunities:


The developments were increasing in recent years and the availability of the Li-Fi for the general public should be by the year 2022. Already the grocery store in France has adopted the Li-Fi technology to track down the locations of the customers to provide, location-based marketing and other marketing strategies. The smartphones were working on deploying the Li-Fi technology for efficient working.


The increasing development of the Li-Fi products and the end-user industries such as defense, healthcare, lighting, and other end-users were integrating with the Pure Li-Fi and are increasingly allocating resources for the product development and commercialization of the technology.


Market Restraints:


The Li-Fi technology is still at the emerging stage and has not matured across the industry. Only a few market players have successfully integrated the Li-Fi technology in commercial applications. Such factors are affecting the emerging market players and thereby hindering the overall growth of the Li-Fi Market.


The utilization of the Li-Fi technology in smartphones is difficult as the smartphones are kept in bags, clutches, and enclosed spaces when not in usage. The mandatory requirement of them in contact with the light sources constantly is itself considered as the primary challenge for the Li-Fi market growth.


Market Challenges:


The physical barriers such as walls, physical objects that restrict the operational scope of the LED lamps are considered as the major challenges of the Li-Fi Industry. Although the internet connectivity is comparatively faster, the Li-Fi product remains confined within the closed space. The disruptions in the pathways can affect the potential of the Li-Fi technology. 


The strategic placement of the LED lamps is essential for the effective functioning of the Li-Fi technology. On the other hand, the deployment requires LED lamps and constant lighting; therefore, deployment in the outdoors can’t be done. Such factors are hindering the overall growth of the Li-Fi Industry.


Cumulative Growth Analysis:


Smart glasses are the emerging technology that has been utilizing the Li-Fi technology in recent times, as one of the leading market players; Vuzix has successfully integrated the Li-Fi technology in the smart glasses as they have showcased reduced latency, ultra-fast connectivity, and other potential features. On the other hand, the primary component of the Li-Fi technology which LED lamps were considered the most cost-efficient component compared to other light sources, other beneficial features such as high durability, high energy output are considered as the primary growth factors of the Li-Fi Market.


The market value of the Li-Fi Market is expected to surpass USD 51 Billion by the year 2023 while registering a CAGR of 70%. Since the Li-Fi technology combines indoor lighting infrastructure and high-speed internet connectivity, the demand for the Li-Fi technology industry has increased tremendously in recent years. Further, the increasing developments in the industry and the emerging market players across the globe are stimulating the overall growth of the Market.


Value Chain Analysis:


The Light Emitting diode is the major component of the Li-Fi technology, which is primarily segmented as red green blue LEDs, organic LEDs, Microlens LED, near-infrared LED, ultraviolet LEDs which are the basic and primary components of the Li-Fi technology. The Li-Fi technologies are expected to be deployed in smart stores, street lights, consumer electronics, and other crucial areas where the demand for wireless communication systems was increasing. On the other hand, the medical sectors were segmented based on applications that include asset tracking, patient tracking, data monitoring, and other crucial functions. The major end-user applications of the Li-Fi technologies are digital signage, hotels, casinos, medical sectors, museums where the light setups were provided efficiently. 


The emerging technology in the various verticals includes smart glasses, which require uninterrupted internet connectivity and are generally deployed indoors. Therefore the emerging smart glass technologies are intended to incorporate Li-Fi technology. 


Segment Overview:


Based on Application:


  • Smartphone

  • Standalone

  • Advance Tracker


Based on Type:


  • Li-Fi Lamp

  • LifiDongal

  • Access Point

  • LiFi Kit


Based on Vertical:


  • Healthcare

  • Education

  • Retails

  • Aviation

  • Exhibition

  • Others


Based on Component:


  • Led

  • Photodetectors

  • MCU


Regional Analysis:


Currently, North America is expected to hold the largest market share concerning the Market. The well-established infrastructure and the advancing technologies in the region are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the growth of the Li-Fi Market. On the other hand, the US navy is expected to showcase higher demand for the Li-Fi owing to the increasing operations in the navy sector. 


The Asia-pacific region possesses a growing consumer base for smartphones and electronic gadgets that has been increasing in recent times. Additionally, the potential benefits of the Li-Fi technology such as better connectivity and the increasing demand for the navy and other applications are fuelling the overall growth of the Li-Fi Industry. On the other hand, the declining price of smartphones and the IoT devices with the high data transfer speeds in the Asia-pacific region is considered as the primary driving factor of the Li-Fi Market.


Competitive Landscape:


  • Acuity Brand Lighting

  • General Electric

  • Koninklijke Philips

  • Lightbee Corp

  • LVX System Corp

  • Pure Li-Fi

  • Oledcomm

  • Avago Technologies

  • Artek

  • ByteLight

  • Casio

  • IBSENtelecom

  • Panasonic

  • LightPointe Communications

  • Plaintree Systems

  • Lucille

  • Firefly Wireless Networks


Recent Developments:


In the year 2020, one of the market players, Nav Wireless technology has adopted the Li-Fi technology in the medical sector for transferring crucial patient data such as ventilator reading, temperature, blood pressure, and so on using the LED lights and wireless data transferring technology. The Li-Fi enabled chip and the USB dongles were connected to the machine to obtain the crucial data of the patients which have facilitated in acquiring the data from various sources. 


In the year 2020, the Getac technology has successfully integrated the Li-Fi technology in the mobiles, which has been named as UX10 fully rugged tablet. The rugged tablets were utilized in the applications such as public safety, automotive, energy, and manufacturing sectors.


Report Overview:


This report has covered:

  • Market Overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamics

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segment Overview

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Landscape

  • Recent Developments

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   51 Billion
  CAGR   70%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Application, By End User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Oledcomm (France), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (the Netherlands), PureLiFi Limited (U.K), LightPointe Communications, Inc. (U.S.), LightBee Corporation (U.S.), Velmenni (Tartu), FSONA Networks (U.K), Acuity Brands, Inc. (U.S.), General Electric (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   Smart lighting solutions being embraced by major sectors for saving on energy expenses.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Adoption of LED lights and its associated ecosystem by customers.
  • Increasing use of smartphones and the impending need for connectivity and high bandwidths.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    • Location-based services • Intelligent car parking • Health monitoring • Logistics • Shopping assistance

    The researches for the Li-Fi networking techniques which include multi-user access, interference mitigation, and mobility support are carried out intensively in recent times. On the other hand, the Li-Fi products are witnessing tremendous development in recent years, and are increasingly deployed in smart appliances in smart cities/smart homes for energy optimization. Such factors are considered as the major driver of the Market.

    The Li-Fi is considered the most-economical solution comparatively. The effective applications of the Li-Fi technology include location-based services, mobile connectivity, smart lighting, effective operation in hazardous environments as well.

    • Led • Photodetectors • MCU