Ultraviolet lamps (UV) emit ultraviolet radiation with a wavelength that ranges from 400 nm to 100 nm. UV lights are used for curing UV adhesive and are classified into three wavelengths including UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. Furthermore, UV lamps are used in various applications including wastewater treatment, water treatment, air treatment, surface disinfection, food & beverages, etc. There are different types of UV lamps including UV mercury lamp, UV LEDs, etc. The global UV lamps market focuses on seven regions namely North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, APEJ, Japan, and Middle East & Africa.
The global UV lamps market is estimated to be valued at US$ 349.2 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 11.3% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
In January 2021, The Lucknow Metro has introduced UV lamps to sanitize even minuscule nooks and corners of coaches to ensure an ultra-hygienic public transport system.
In Sep 2020, Major light-maker Ushio Inc. launched an ultraviolet lamp that can kill the coronavirus without harming human health.
Figure 1. Global UV Lamps Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2020
Asia Pacific excluding Japan held dominant position in the global UV lamps market in 2020, accounting for 33.7%share in terms of Value, followed by North America and Western Europe, respectively.
Global UV Lamps Market - Drivers
Increasing social infrastructure investment is expected to drive growth of the global UV lamps market during the forecast period. Proactive initiatives by governments across the world for the establishment of new water and wastewater treatment plants have increased the adoption of UV equipment. It is typically used at the secondary level of the treatment process. This, in turn, is expected to drive growth of the global UV lamps market during the forecast period. For instance, in March 2015, a municipality in Dubai, UAE, announced plans to upgrade the Al Aweer sewage treatment plant in order to improve the performance of the entire sewerage system in the city. In September 2015, Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department announced plans to expand its wastewater treatment plant at Tennessee, U.S., in order to distribute reclaimed water to the city.
Enhanced safety measures offered through regulations is expected to propel the global UV lamps market growth over the forecast period. UV technology is cost-effective and offers enhanced efficacy, low operating cost, and has a low environmental impact. As matter of fact, it is more effective than other disinfectant technologies such as chlorination process and ozonization. Moreover, stringent regulatory policies from government authorities such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NSF International, International Ultraviolet Association (IUA), National Water Research Institute and Water Research Foundation, Austrian ONORM, and The Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches (DVGW) have led to increased use of UV lamps for treatment of wastewater.
Surface and air disinfection treatment for micro-biological cleanliness in pharmaceutical, medical, forensic, and biological laboratories have vital importance. These laboratories need minimal containment levels for ongoing processes, which in turn, can provide lucrative growth opportunities for market players.
Apart from the aforementioned sectors, hospitality is another major sector, which is increasingly adopting UV lamps. It is typically used in air, surface, and water treatment applications. It is a rapidly emerging sector, where major players can capitalize on opportunities by provide novel solutions and gain a competitive edge in the market.
UV Lamps Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 349.2 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||Over 45.7%||2027 Value Projection:||US$ 648.9 Million|
Xylem Inc., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Halma PLC, Trojan Technologies Inc., Heraeus Holding Gmbh, Xenex Disinfection Services LLC, Severn Trent PLC, OSRAM Gmbh, and Koninklijke Philips N.V.
|Restraints & Challenges:||
Key manufacturers in the market are focused on research and development activities, in order to novel UV LED solutions for large-scale disinfection applications. Although UV LEDs are at the nascent stage, it is expected significant gain traction in small-scale treatment and disinfection of water, air, and surface during the forecast period. Local small disinfection equipment manufacturers are focusing on promoting UV LED-based disinfection products for residential applications such as water purifiers.
The demand for amalgam lamps is expected to increase during the forecast period, owing to various benefits such as reduction of lamp count, higher output, space required, and efficiency over conventional UV lamps. For instance, in 2012, Amalgam UV lamp-based disinfection systems were installed at Kuryanovskiye wastewater treatment plant, Moscow to treat wastewater and minimize the city’s environmental impact.
Figure 2. Global UV Lamps Market Share, By End-use Application, 2020
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Global UV Lamps Market - Restraints
Short life span of UV bulbs is expected to restrain growth of the global UV lamps market during the forecast period. The average lifespan of a UV lamp is around two years. Currently, on average, UV lamps generate a dosage level of approximately 60,000 mW-s/cm2 and have to be replaced if the dosage drops below minimum requirement of 30,000 mW-s/cm2 for effective functioning.
Constant preference for conventional methods is expected to hinder the global UV lamps market growth over the forecast period. Conventional methods for disinfection of water such as oxidation and chlorination are still being adopted in water and wastewater treatment in certain emerging regions such as Eastern Europe and Latin America. This is owing to a lack of adequate funding and proper infrastructure for advanced wastewater treatment methods.
Major companies involved in the global UV lamps market are Xylem Inc., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Halma PLC, Trojan Technologies Inc., Heraeus Holding Gmbh, Xenex Disinfection Services LLC, Severn Trent PLC, OSRAM Gmbh, and Koninklijke Philips N.V.
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