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Headlight Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Technology (Halogen, Xenon, LED), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles), by Vehicle Propulsion (ICE Vehicle, Electric Vehicle), by Sales Channel (OEM, Aftermarket): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Prateek Kumar sharma | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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The global headlight market was valued at $6.7 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $12.0 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2022 to 2031.

Lighting plays an important role in automotive vehicles to provide illumination for the driver. It adds aesthetic looks to both, interior and exterior parts of the vehicle and at the same time increases the conspicuity of the vehicle. The lighting system comprises of lighting and signaling devices. These lighting equipment are placed at different locations in the vehicle such as front, rear, top and interiors.

Headlight Market

Increasing concerns regarding road safety and government regulations for lighting are the major factors driving the demand for lighting equipment. Factors such as increasing disposable incomes, improving lifestyle, and transportation requirements are contributing in the increase in the production of vehicles, which in turn, is fueling the demand for headlights. Automotive headlights offer improved reliability & visibility, optimum energy-efficiency, and better operational efficiency. However, high cost of LEDs hinders the growth of the headlight market. Furthermore, increase in demand for advanced technology in vehicles is anticipated to provide a remarkable growth opportunity for the players operating in the market.

The headlight market is segmented into technology, vehicle type, vehicle propulsion, sales channel, and region. By technology, the global market is divided into halogen, LED, and Xenon. By vehicle type, it is bifurcated into passenger cars and commercial vehicle. By vehicle propulsion, it is categorized into ICE vehicle and electric vehicle. By sales channel, the market is segmented as OEM and aftermarket. By region, the market has been analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. 

Some leading companies profiled in the headlight market report comprises Continental AG, De Amertek Corporation, Hella GmbH & Co. KGAA, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, J.W. Speaker Corporation, Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., and Valeo.

Headlight Market by Vehicle Propulsion

Adoption of advanced driver assistance system

Automotive headlight is an essentaial part of advanced driver assistance system, which changes the vehicle lighting pattern during a drive on a turning road to compensate for the road curvature and enhance the night visibility. In addition, in bad weather conditions, the intelligent lighting of ADAS plays a vital role as it provides enhanced visibility while driving in bad visibility conditions. Moreover, factors such as adoption of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, high demand for safety features, and increased requirement for comfort drive the growth of advanced driver assistance system, which directly compliments the growth of the headlight market.

Headlight Market by Technology

Rise in concern toward road safety

The demand for safety features has increased due to surge in number of road accidents around the globe. Vehicles with efficient light enables the vehicle driver to take appropriate required actions. Rise in concern regarding road accidents globally, fuels the demand for better safety features in vehicles, eventually leading to incorporation of advanced lighting systems, which supports the growth of the market. Advanced lights are primarily installed to enhance the visibility on curve roads and improve the vehicles conspicuity in critical conditions. Further, as per the World Health Organization’s published data in June 2021, nearly 1.3 million people die in road traffic accidents each year that comprises a significant portion owing to improper lighting system in vehicle. These factors boost the demand for headlights in vehicles. Therefore, increase in concern toward road safety drives the growth of the headlight market.

Headlight Market by Vehicle Type

High cost and configuration complexity

Increase in need for operational efficiency, enhancement in overall safety, and greater visibility are expected to fuel the demand for headlights. However, intelligent headlamps are connected with steering of vehicle that allows it to automatically adjust according to the driving situation. This eventually increases the cost of headlamps to be used in automobiles.

Increase in integration of advanced technology in vehicle

The demand for vehicles equipped with advanced technology has increased. This has led the vehicle manufacturers to develop and install latest components in the upcoming vehicle models. For instance, companies, such as Hyundai Mobis developed the driving beam linked to advanced driver assistance system. Moreover, automobile manufacturers across the globe are focusing toward manufacturing vehicles equipped with advanced technologies, such as adaptive lighting system, intelligent ambient lighting, and various other systems, which ensure safety and increase comfort while driving. This is expected to increase the demand for headlights. Thus, increase in demand for advanced technology in vehicle create opportunities for the headlight market.

Headlight Market by Region

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the headlight market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing headlight market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the headlight market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global headlight market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Headlight Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2031
Market Size By 2031

USD 12 billion

Growth Rate
Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.1%

Forecast period
Forecast period

2021 - 2031

Report Pages
Report Pages


Headlight Market By Technology
By Technology
  • Xenon
  • LED
  • Halogen
Headlight Market By Vehicle Type
By Vehicle Type
  • Passenger Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles
Headlight Market By Vehicle Propulsion
By Vehicle Propulsion
  • ICE Vehicle
  • Electric Vehicle
Headlight Market By Sales Channel
By Sales Channel
  • OEM
  • Aftermarket
Headlight Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Rest Of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest Of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players


Analyst Review

The headlight market is expected to witness significant growth, owing to adoption of intelligent lighting system in modern vehicles to provide greater visibility.

Countries, such as China, India, and Japan are projected to report a significant growth rate as compared to the developed regions. This is attributed to rise in demand for luxury vehicles, adoption of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, and advancements in technology in in Asia-Pacific headlight markets.

The LED based highlights are expected to experience growth during the forecast period. A light emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current passes through it. LED lights are tiny bulbs that generate light with the movement of electricity. Absence of filament or gas for heating, reduces the temperature of bulbs and requires less electricity for lighting. This allows LEDs to be placed in plastic cases with higher durability as compared to glass.

Numerous developments have been carried out by companies, such as Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., Valeo, and others, which have supplemented the growth of the headlight market.

Market participants are involved in the development of the online sales channel for aftermarket automotive headlight products by introducing their own e-commerce platforms or introducing products through third-party e-commerce service providers.

Author Name(s) : Prateek Kumar sharma | Lalit Janardhan Katare
Frequently Asked Questions?

The global headlight market was valued at $6.7 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach $ 12.0 billion in 2031, registering a CAGR of 6.1%.

The top companies in the market include Continental AG, De Amertek Corporation, Hella GmbH & Co. KGAA, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, J.W. Speaker Corporation, Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., and Valeo.

The leading application is passenger cars.

The largest regional market is Asia-Pacific.

The upcoming trends include greater demand for highly efficient LED highlights and increase in adoption of adaptive lighting systems.

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Headlight Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031