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Surgical Lights Market

Surgical Lights Market: Information by Technology (LED and Halogen Lights), Application (Surgical Wound Treatment), End-User (Hospitals, Clinics) and Regions-Forecast till 2030

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Market Overview

The global Surgical Lights market size was worth USD 1698.64 million in 2021. It is expected to reach USD 2568.15 million by 2030, growing at an impressive CAGR 4.7 during the forecast period (2022–2030). 

Surgical lighting is required during an operating procedure to provide sufficient illumination. In invasive open surgery, the lighting systems are particularly important, where the surgeon has a direct line of sight with the cavity. Continuous and bright lighting is required, even if the head or arm temporarily blocks the light. Operational lights are often deployed in pairs to achieve this and are called surgical lighting systems.

Market Snapshot

market snapshot
Base Year
: 2021
Study Period
: 2020-2030
: 4.7 %
Fastest Growing Market
: Asia Pacific
Largest Market
: North America
Market Size
: USD 2568.15 million by 2030
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Market Dynamics

Increasing Demand for Surgical Lights

Surgical lights eradicate shadows and highlight even the tiniest parts of the operating organ and tissue. This has created a high need for shadowless surgical lights that can provide natural color rendition, shadow control, and deep illumination of the cavity. These surgical lights help surgeons accurately assess and interpret the appearance of tissue and vessels during surgical procedures.

With the increasing need for a specific blend of light and shadow reduction luminance, demand for shadowless surgical lights will increase more in the coming years, fueling the development of this market for surgical lighting systems. Several companies offer products designed explicitly for low-heat and high-efficiency operations to meet the increasing demand for energy-efficient lighting.

There are many types of surgical lights currently on the market, such as ceiling-mounted, portable surgical lights, surgical headlights, and wall-mounted surgical lights. Light source plays an essential function in surgical lighting systems for adequate illuminations. Manufacturers are interested in designing significant light sources for surgery.

Excelit as Technologies Corp., a multinational technology supplier, focused on offering groundbreaking, personalized photonic solutions, unveiled its latest XLMii LED Fiber Optic Light Source for medical applications in February 2016, for example. The modern XLMii Fiber Optic provides high performance and high color rendering index (CRI) for endoscopy and surgical microscopy LED Light Source.

An Escalating Number of Product Launches

A major driver for the growth of the demand for surgical lighting systems is introducing new products with advanced technology by key players. For example, in July 2017, Merivaara, a supplier of a wide range of high-quality equipment and solutions, launched the new Merivaara Q-Flow surgical light to enhance the operating theatre working environment and reduce infection risk.

Merivaara Q-Flow provides color rendering, particularly in red and skin shades, which helps surgeons perform surgeries with precision, such as internal or plastic surgery. Besides, Maquet Medical Systems USA received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for Volista Surgical Lighting System. With the Volista product range, the company provides a product line that incorporates surgical theatre lighting, suspension, and multimedia equipment. The product line for Volista consists of VOLISTA Access and VOLISTA StandOP.

In March 2017, Orascoptic also released Endeavour XL, a surgical headlight. Endeavour XL is equipped to emit high light levels and consists of the smallest headlight and longest-running battery pack from Orascoptic, offering 24 hours of lighting. Moreover, in July 2018, Hipac Healthcare Ptv. Ltd., MedLED Chrome with 275,000 Lux, launched clearer surgical headlights. With three bezels, MC3, MC6, or MC7 Pro, of varying brightness combined with the 4 MedLED Pillars, it is adjustable to meet the requirements of any surgeon and any operation.

Mounting Demand for Surgical Equipment from Multi-Specialty Hospitals

Growing demand from multi-specialty hospitals for surgical equipment with advanced technology shows substantial growth in the market for surgical lighting systems. For example, in May 2014, according to data published by the Modern Healthcare / ECRI Institute Technology Price Index, due to the increased number of hospitals that have bought highly configured and costly systems, the average prices charged for surgical lights increased 30%.

Furthermore, the initiatives are undertaken by the Indian and Chinese governments to benefits provided healthcare, subsidies to organizations for investment in medical facilities, and increasing investments in various healthcare institutions are among the key drivers of market growth. It is also projected that rising hospital interest in upgrading the Operation Rooms (ORs) will drive growth. Additionally, increasing demand for advanced and hybrid ORs and increasing infrastructure investments for better treatment are anticipated to drive growth.

Segmental Analysis

The global surgical lights market is segmented into technology, application, and end-user. Based on technology, the market is segmented into LED lights and Halogen lights.

Led Lights to Lead the Market

LED light segment is forecast to witness lucrative growth. LED lights are new generation illuminating devices consisting of a single physical element called a semiconductor that ensures minimal heat emission and lowers power consumption. At the same time, other conventional halogens create a hotter environment that makes patients uncomfortable. Several advantages associated with a next-generation light-emitting diode (LED) will, therefore, stimulate business growth.

There is an increasing demand for energy-efficient surgical lights as it provides significant energy savings. This has led to popularity among end-users of LED surgical lights as it provides high energy efficiency without compromising the quality and quantity of light. LEDs produce light differently and create less heat than halogen lamps, resulting in greater energy efficiencies. LED surgical lights also lend whiter and brighter light than surgical halogen lights.

Based on end-use, the market is segmented into hospital operating rooms, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), etc.

Hospitals to Dominate the End-User Segment

The rising number of hospitals in developing countries and the rising popularity of advanced LED surgical lights are the main factors propelling the market's growth for surgical lights. Attributed to the increasing number of well-equipped hospitals worldwide, the section hospital operations rooms are projected to have the largest market share over the forecast period.

According to data published by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) in 2018, the presence of tier-1 hospitals in India was around 40% in 2015 and expected to continue to grow due to public and private funding and favorable government policies such as exemptions from taxes and duties on imported medical systems and drugs and subsidized hospital rates soon. This element possibly would raise the demand for advanced LED surgical lamps.

Regional Analysis

The regional analysis has been made considering the trends of the Surgical lights, in the regions of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

North America to Lead the Global Surgical Lights Market

With a detailed analysis of industry development prospects, it has been observed that North America would account for the largest market share of surgical lights across the entire forecast era. Attributed to the large presence of influential players such as Stryker, Maquet, Steris, and Skytron in this area, North America's demand for surgical lighting technology is expected to hold the largest market share. For instance, in April 2014, Stryker Corporation acquired Berchtold Holding for USD 172 million. With this takeover, Stryker improved its portfolio and expand its hospital product range like surgical tables, equipment booms, and surgical lighting systems.

The growing trend of hybrid operating rooms in hospitals and outpatient care centers and the growing need for surgical procedures drive growth in this region's market for surgical lighting systems. The emergence of modern and technically superior surgical lighting systems; a rise in the number of surgical procedures, a favorable reimbursement scenario, and an improvement in the occurrence and prevalence of lifestyle diseases needing surgical interventions and a rise in the potential of healthcare expenditure are the factors anticipated to drive the development of the regional economy.

Asia Pacific's demand for surgical lights is expected to see the highest growth over the forecast period due to the availability of immense opportunities in this area, especially in China & Japan. Moreover, the increasing number of surgeries across the region's major economies further boosts the regional market growth. Japan is estimated to contribute significantly to the Asia-Pacific surgical lights market over the forecast period. One of the market's major drivers is the growing population pool with aged people across the country and surge in various disorders such as cardiac, neurological, ENT disorders, and others.

A key player in the market is focusing on geographical expansion, new product launches, and partnerships. For instance, in April 2019, Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd launched the HyLED X Series, a high-end surgical light series. Such approaches result in Asia-Pacific becoming the fastest-growing region in the surgical lights market. Subsequently, this growing influx of hospitals in the developing countries would contribute to a rise in the number of hospital wards and operation theatres, which would fuel the development in demand for hospital lighting.

Surgical Lights Market Regional Analysis
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Top Key Players of Surgical Lights Market

The key players operating in the global Surgical lights market are

  1. STERIS plc;
  2. A-dec Inc.;
  3. BihlerMED;
  4. CV Medical;
  6. Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG;
  7. Getinge AB;
  8. Hill-Rom Services;
  9. S.I.M.E.O.N.
  10. Medical GmbH & Co. KG;
  11. Integra LifeSciences Corporation.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
CAGR 4.7%
Forecast Period 2023-2031
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered
  1. By Technology
    1. LED Lights
    2. Halogen Lights
  2. By Application
    1. Cardiac Surgery
    2. Neurosurgery
    3. Gynecological Surgery
    4. ENT Surgery
    5. Others
  3. By End-User
    1. Hospital Operating Rooms
    2. Ambulatory Surgical Centres
    3. Others
Geographies Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • Middle East and Africa

Recent Developments

  • InAugust 2019, BihlerMED, a leader in surgical lights, launchedSurgiLight-a next-generation surgical lighting system.
  • In October 2018, Getinge introduced the MaquetPowerLED II, a surgical light. The light refers to surgical suites or hybrid operating rooms with transparent, shadow-free lighting which improvises visualization of the tissue for better surgical outcomes.

Surgical Lights Market Segmentation

By Technology

  • LED Lights
  • Halogen Lights

By Application

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Others

By End-User

  • Hospital Operating Rooms
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centres
  • Others

By Regions

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Central and South America and the Caribbean
  • The Middle-East and Africa
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