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Automotive Light Bars Market

Automotive Light Bars Market

Automotive Light Bars Market

Automotive Light Bars Market by Technology (Halogen, LED), Vehicle Type (Passenger, Light Commercial) & Region - Forecast 2022-2029

Automotive Light Bars Market Outlook : 2022-2029

[250 Pages Report] Sales in the global automotive light bars market are slated to top US$ 952.3 Mn in 2022. Expanding at a healthy 5.3% CAGR, the market size is projected to total US$ 1.3 Bn by 2029.  



Automotive Light Bars Market Estimated Size 2022

US$ 952.3 Mn 

Automotive Light Bars Market Value-based CAGR (2022-2029)


Automotive Light Bars Market Size in Projected 2029

US$ 1.3 Bn

The introduction of new ranges of automotive light bars by manufacturers is anticipated to drive the sales in the market. In addition to this, the emergence of modular car detailing light bars has enabled customers to create customized lighting solutions in their vehicles, which is expected to push sales in the forthcoming years.

Moreover, the increasing utilization of Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs) to achieve minimum energy use, compact lamp housing size, and bright beam patterns is another factor that is estimated to augment the market.

Coupled with this, the ability of auto LED light bars to allow higher electrical power to directly generate lighting is likely to bolster the market as it helps in reducing the demand for electricity, as well as lowers the draw on vehicle charging systems.

2014-2021 Automotive Light Bars Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2029 Growth Forecast

The automotive light bars market is expected to register 5.3% CAGR between 2022 and 2029, predicts Future Market Insights.

While driving on roads with heavy traffic, car light bars play a significant role. Governments of various countries are implementing stringent lighting norms to prevent road accidents across the globe.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.3 million people die because of road traffic crashes every year, while road accidents cost 3% of the gross domestic product in various countries.

The United Nations General Assembly has also set an ambitious target of reducing the number of road traffic crash-associated injuries and deaths by half by the end of 2030. The introduction of such targets by government and private agencies is projected to augment the growth of the market in the forthcoming years.

In addition to this, surging demand for premium vehicles with LED light bars owing to the increasing need for high aesthetic value, more adaptive features, and low power consumption is estimated to bolster the market.

Is the Development of New Lighting Technologies Boosting Sales of Automotive Light Bars?

The evolution of unique technologies and the emergence of laser, OLED, and matrix LED lighting are set to drive the growth in the market by 2029. In matrix LED light bars, the high beam consists of twenty-five separate segments and these small LEDs work in combination with the lenses. The reflectors can be dimmed, deactivated, or activated according to the situation individually.

On top of that, increasing sales of premium cars and SUVs with state-of-the-art features is anticipated to bolster the market. High demand for electric vehicles is also compelling automotive lighting manufacturers to develop new technologies for replacing conventional lights.

As per the European Environment Agency, electric car registrations were close to 1,325,000 units in 2020, up from 550,000 units in 2019 in the region. In just one year, the total new car registrations represented a surge of 3.5% to 11%. Similarly, the International Energy Agency stated that in 2019, around 2.1 million electric vehicles were sold across the globe. These numbers are anticipated to increase in the upcoming years, thereby accelerating the demand for automotive light bars.

Country-wise Insights

Why is the China Automotive Light Bars Market Exhibiting High Demand?

“Expansion of Logistics Sector to Augment Adoption of Auto LED Light Bars”

Increasing disposable income of middle-class customers is estimated to fuel the sales of low-cost vehicles in China, which would propel the market. According to FMI, East Asia automotive light bars market is estimated to account for around 29.6% of the total market share in 2022.

Apart from that, high demand for commercial vehicles because of rapid expansion of the logistics sector is projected to propel the market in China. The East Asia Forum states that in 2020, the sales in the retail e-commerce market stood at US$ 2.3 trillion in China.

The country has 782 million online consumers, which is more than twice the U.S. population at the end of 2020. These trends are expected to continue over the forecast period, thereby boosting the demand for auto LED light bars.

Will Norway Automotive Light Bars Market Showcase Lucrative Growth?

“Development of Eco-friendly Vehicles to Accelerate Adoption of Car Detailing Light Bars”

Increasing research and development activities conducted by automotive component suppliers and car manufacturers is likely to boost the growth in Norway. Europe automotive light bars market is projected to hold approximately 19.2% of the share in 2022, finds FMI.

Key players in Norway are focusing on the development of cost-effective and eco-friendly vehicles with novel designs to keep up with the high customer demand.

In January 2022, for instance, Podbike, a manufacturer of sustainable vehicles based in Stavanger, announced that it is expected to deliver Frikar, its first-ever electric bike-car this year. Compared to the conventional commuter electric bicycle, this new bike-car provides improved aerodynamics and all-weather protection.

The base version will include a single mirror and turn signals in its light package, while for an extra US$ 740, customers can avail the Plus version, consisting of interior lighting, upholstery, alarms, and side pockets.

Driven by the aforementioned factors , the Norway automotive light bars market is set to grow at a considerable pace over the forthcoming years.

What is the U.S. Automotive Light Bars Market Outlook?

“High Demand for Cabin Comfort to Drive Sales of Car Interior Light Bars”

Growing need for cabin comfort and luxury features in vehicles is projected to fuel the market in the U.S. As per FMI, the North America automotive light bars market is anticipated to account for about 18.1% of the share in 2022.

Increasing focus on developing new interior lighting systems in electric vehicles driven by styling, comfort, communication, and safety demands is likely to spur the growth in the U.S. market.

At the same time, the introduction of cutting-edge lighting technologies, such as area backlighting with hidden-until-lit effects, laser-based lighting, smart LEDs, guiding materials for 3D light patterns on-demand, smart functional surfaces, and light projections is anticipated to complement the growth of the market.

Category-wise Insights

Which is the Leading Vehicle Type in the Automotive Light Bars Market?

“E-commerce Sector is Adopting Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles with Color Changing Light Bars”

In terms of vehicle type, the light and heavy commercial vehicles segments are set to retain their leading positions in the automotive light bars market. Rapid expansion of the e-commerce, logistics, and construction industries across the globe is one of the major factors expected to drive the growth in this segment.

As these industries often engage in the transportation of goods from one place to another even during night-time, they prefer color changing light bars for their vehicles to increase visibility from a longer distance and to avoid accidents. These factors are projected to spur the demand for light and heavy commercial vehicles equipped with light bars.

Which is the Most Preferred Automotive Light Bars Technology?

“Surging Adoption of LED Light Bars in Emergency Vehicles to Boost Growth”

Based on technology, the LED segment is expected to dominate the automotive light bars market. Growth is attributable to the ability of LED light bars to produce more light per watt, as compared to other technologies.

Further, these bars take less than a microsecond to reach full brightness and being used in emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, police department cars, and ambulances. Also, in large vehicles, LED light bars can be easily installed on the floors to provide an exclusive look to the inner side. High energy-efficiency and longer life span of these bars are chief factors expected to continue boosting sales in this segment.  

Which Sales Channel is Exhibiting Higher Sales?

“Expansion of the Automotive Aftermarket to Propel Sales of Car Light Bars”

In terms of sales channel, the aftermarket segment is estimated to remain at the forefront in the automotive light bars market over the forecast period. High competition among new entrants and current players is anticipated to propel the expansion of the automotive aftermarket worldwide, thereby fueling sales in the segment.

Besides this, companies operating in the locomotive aftermarket, especially in developing countries, are gradually inclining towards the adoption of technologically advanced automotive systems. They are striving to introduce novel systems in terms of comfort, safety, and powertrain, which would also propel sales in the segment.

Which Installation Segment is Projected to Dominate the Automotive Light Bars Market?

“Launch of Innovative Interior Lighting Systems to Bolster Adoption of Auto LED Light Bars”

By installation, the interior segment is projected to lead the automotive light bars market over the forecast period. Growing preference for customization of  the vehicles’ interiors and exteriors among millennials worldwide is likely to accelerate the growth in the segment.

In addition to this, easy availability of numerous state-of-the-art LED light bars for car interiors is estimated to drive the segment’s growth. In January 2022, for instance, Kia unveiled that its fourth model named Carens will be launched around February-March in India. It will be equipped with the 64-color ambient lighting package which can be linked to the multi drive modes to match specific moods. Such innovations in terms of interior lighting are likely to boost the growth in this segment.  

Competition Landscape

The automotive light bars market is unorganized but fragmented across the globe. It consists of tier-1 companies holding more than one fourth of the market share. Most of these firms are focusing on strengthening and diversifying their distribution and production bases in various parts of the world. Meanwhile, some of the other key players are teaming up with automobile manufacturers to install their lighting systems in vehicles.  For instance:

  • In January 2022, Hyundai, a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in South Korea, launched Ioniq 5, its first electric vehicle that is free from the design and packaging constraints. On the top edge of the front bumper, it has a Daytime Running Lamp light bar. This innovative lighting makes the model stand out from the others and the company considers this to be an example of the future motoring.
  • In January 2022, Mitsubishi, a multinational automotive manufacturer based in Japan, declared the line-up for the upcoming 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. It will exhibit 7 models, including the Vision Ralliart Concept, X Style, and K-EV concept. As per the company officials, its Ralliart Style cars will be modified to include a LED light bar, exposed bolts, underbody protection, and a new grille.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

Units for Volume and US$ Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa.

Key Countries Covered

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Nordic, Russia, Poland, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, GCC countries, North Africa, South Africa, others.

Key Market Segments Covered

Vehicle Type, Technology, Sales Channel, Installation, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • OSRAM Licht AG
  • Federal Signal Corporation
  • Truck-Lite Co., LLC
  • Grote Industries, Inc.
  • Whelen Engineering Company Inc.
  • Ecco Safety Group
  • Lumex Industries
  • PIAA Corporation
  • Putco Inc.
  • KC HiLiTES Inc.
  • Whacker Technologies
  • Haztec International Ltd


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Automotive Light Bars Market by Category

Vehicle Type:

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles


  • Halogen
  • HID
  • LED

Sales Channel:

  • OEMs
  • Aftermarket


  • Front
  • Side
  • Rear
  • Interior


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the global automotive light bars market size?

The global automotive light bars market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 952.3 Mn in 2022.
The global automotive light bars market grew at a healthy 5.3% CAGR between 2014 and 2021.
The surging demand for innovative lighting systems and the increasing sales of premium vehicles are the key trends boosting the sales of automotive light bars.
HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, OSRAM Licht AG, Federal Signal Corporation, Truck-Lite Co., LLC, and Grote Industries, Inc. are some of the leading players present in the global automotive light bars market.
The automotive light bars market in North America is anticipated to account for 18.1% of the share in 2022.
The Europe automotive light bars market is projected to account for 19.2% of the share in the forecast period.

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