Source : Frost & Sullivan
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:33PM IST (7:03AM GMT)
Frost & Sullivan: Corporate Responsibility and Government Regulations Expected to Power the Indian Emergency Lighting Market
The severe power crisis in the country and growing awareness on the need for safe emergency exits boost market growth
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Emergency lighting, used for lighting up escape routes during emergencies and power outages, generally makes up 5 to 10 percent of the total lighting units used in buildings. The increasing construction of shopping malls, theatres, airports, IT office complexes and hotels, are pushing the demand for these products, especially maintained signages that show the exit route even when there is power supply. Emergency lighting manufacturers should take advantage of this trend by offering conversion kits that enable battery-backed LED lighting in case of emergencies, along with the complete package of emergency lighting products for both new and retrofit projects.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Indian Emergency Lighting Market Analysis, finds that the market earned revenues of INR 1.32 billion in 2013 and estimates this to more than double to INR 2.99 billion by 2019. The study covers signage, anti-panic and escape route emergency lighting solutions.
“The severe power crisis in India especially in states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa is boosting the uptake of emergency lighting mainly in high-rise buildings,” said Frost & Sullivan’s Environment & Building Technologies Practice Analyst. “End users are particularly looking for well maintained signage with centralized battery systems and light emitting diode (LED)-based emergency lamps.”
However, the dearth of skilled personnel to ensure the regular maintenance of the emergency lighting systems in buildings across India is leading to failure during emergencies. In India, even though the National Building Code (NBC) and the National Lighting Code (NLC) specifies on installation of emergency lighting, they are not strictly imposed in the country. Further, the lack of awareness among most residential and commercial end users on the benefits of installing emergency lights is prompting building developers, particularly in the low-end segment, to use cost-effective alternatives such as portable emergency lights, signage boards (without lighting support) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) power back-up.
Manufacturers must educate end users on the importance of emergency lighting systems especially in the event of UPS failure or fire accidents. They will also do well to push for stronger government regulations and remind commercial and industrial enterprises of their corporate responsibility to provide a safe environment for employees. Indian Standards (IS) specify emergency lights in any building as those that have emergency power source with minimum battery back-up capacity of at least 90 minutes. The standards specify the installation of emergency lights in areas such as staircases and corridors having exit signs with emergency illumination, in the event of normal power supply failure. So far these standards have not been made mandatory in the country, leading to low penetration. Making these regulations/standards mandatory is the need of the hour, to help improve awareness about the benefits of emergency lighting here in India.
“Moreover, market participants should offer emergency lights with monitoring and controlling systems that alert end users of battery malfunctioning or end of lamp’s life, allow them to control brightness, and switch the emergency lights on and off at will,” suggested the analyst. “They could include flame-proof technology as an add-on specification in emergency lighting, to withstand fire accidents”.
If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides a brief synopsis of the study and a table of contents, then send an e-mail to Ravinder Kaur/Priya George, Corporate Communications, at, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a brochure will be sent to you by e-mail.
Indian Emergency Lighting Market Analysis is part of the Building Management Technologies ( Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: World LED Lighting Markets, Indian Lighting Control Systems Market, Indian Automatic Door Systems Market, and Opportunities in the Cable Management Systems Market of India. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.
Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
Contact Us:     Start the discussion
Join Us:           Join our community
Subscribe:       Newsletter on “the next big thing"
Register:         Gain access to visionary innovation

Media Contact Details

Ravinder Kaur, Corporate Communications – South Asia Frost & Sullivan, ,+91-9940141714 ,+91 (44) 66814413 ,

Priya George, Corporate Communications – South Asia Frost & Sullivan, ,+91-9840355432 ,+91 (44) 66814414 ,

Nimisha Iyer, Corporate Communications – South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa Frost & Sullivan, ,+91-9820050519 ,+91 (22) 66072007 ,