According to ElectroniCast, worldwide use of LEDs used in NVIS compatible illumination lighting forecast to reach $170.52 million in 2020…
ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading LED market research company, today announced a new market forecast report of the global consumption of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatible lighting in non-civilian applications, such as military, law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS) and related applications.
The global consumption value of LEDs used in NVIS compatible illumination (lighting) in 2013 was $62.61 million. In the year 2020, the worldwide consumption value is forecast to reach $170.52 million.
Military Sector Dominates NVIS Marketplace The worldwide use of LEDs in Night Vision Imaging System compatible lighting (or night vision goggle friendly lighting) will continue to be dominated by the Military market sector. Last year (2013) the use of LEDs in Military category night vision goggle (NVG) friendly lighting reach $60.14 million.
"The increase use of LEDs in night vision compatibility (NVC) devices are driven by the following market dynamics: technological advances, size, weight, and durability in harsh environments (such as military/warfare), lower maintenance and ecological/ energy-saving concerns," said Stephen Montgomery, Director of the LED Lighting market research group at ElectroniCast Consultants.
"Military and law enforcement personnel using night vision goggles (NVG) must be able to read illuminated displays without those displays interfering with the performance of the goggles. The displays also must be readable to those not using night vision," Montgomery added.
NVC Ship/Watercraft Lighting The Naval/Military sector is aggressively increasing the use of Night Vision Compatible (NVC) lighting. This sector is upgrading the NVIS lighting as they address the requirement to provide convert aviation capable ships. The NVC ship/watercraft lighting provides the benefit and safety of on-board personnel without affecting the ability of aviators to land safely while using night vision goggles (NVGs).