Underwater Lighting Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Source Type (LED, Halogen, Metal Halide Lamps), By Mounting Type (Surface Mounted, Flush Mounted), By Application (Boating/Yacht Lighting, Fountains, Swimming Pools, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : May 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061615433
  • Pages : 135

The underwater lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% reaching a market size of US$527.111 billion in 2029 from US$364.182 billion in 2022.

Over the past few years, there has been significant growth and development in the underwater lighting industry. Underwater illumination is becoming more and more necessary due to a variety of applications, such as professional diving, aquariums, swimming pools, marine sports, and underwater photography. Technological advancements, especially in LED lighting, have had a major impact on this industry's growth. LED lights have a long lifespan, superior illumination performance, and energy efficiency. The industry has also seen a shift toward wireless and smart lighting solutions, a focus on energy efficiency, and stricter safety regulations. The development and expansion of infrastructure have increased the demand for underwater lighting. Because of the increased competition, businesses are expanding their product lines and investing in innovation to meet the growing demands of the market.

Technological advancements in LED lighting

The market for underwater lighting is currently expanding significantly, primarily due to improvements in LED technology. Compared to conventional lighting options, LEDs provide improved longevity, energy efficiency, and durability. The advancement of LED technology has resulted in a rise in its usage in various underwater applications, including landscape lighting, boat lighting, and pool lighting. Moreover, underwater luminaires' aesthetic charm and utility were further heightened through the introduction of coloured LEDs which have colour-changing features as well as programmable illumination systems. Consequently, these technological breakthroughs becoming increasingly preferred choices for customers as well as enterprises as they improve user experience, support environmental conservation, and energy efficiency.

The rising popularity of marine tourism and water sports

Underwater lighting market growth is also being driven by an increase in recreational water sports and marine tourism. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and underwater photography destinations are increasingly incorporating sophisticated lighting systems to boost visitor safety and improve the visual experience lights give the underwater environment a fresh perspective and increase its accessibility and invitingness, particularly after dusk. Because more people are travelling to oceans worldwide, there is a growing demand for high-quality lighting products for water. The notable increases in luxury yachting further propel the market. Also, the emergence of beautifully designed waterfront properties has increased the demand for advanced underwater lighting systems.

Enhanced focus on safety and security measures

Underwater lighting industry dynamics are also significantly influenced by safety and security concerns. Good lighting is crucial when it comes to secure navigation within a maritime surrounding, especially during the night. Consequently, when it comes to preventing accidents underwater lights become indispensable since they improve visibility all over docks, boats and marinas. These lighting systems also play a crucial role in underwater security and surveillance, helping to identify possible threats and unlawful activity in aquatic environments. The importance of underwater lighting in safety and security applications has been further reinforced by the integration of smart lighting technologies, which can be controlled and monitored remotely. Due to the increased emphasis on security and safety precautions, there have been significant investments made in cutting-edge underwater lighting solutions, which has fueled market expansion.

Righ adoption of surface-mounted lights

Surface-mounted lights are attached to the exterior of sunken structures such as the aquarium walls, sides of pools, and hulls of boats because it does not require a lot of alterations to the mounting surface and it is easy to install. Surface-mounted underwater lights are particularly common during retrofitting projects in which altering the structure is undesired or impossible. Being so versatile and handy, they are used a lot in leisure places like yachts and private pools.

Moreover, residential and recreational marine applications have a higher demand for good-looking lights which is also leading to market growth. All these changes have ensured that they survive any tough terrains, especially in water bodies.

Rising demand from the construction industry

Recently built aquatic environments, like swimming pools, water features, and marine vessels, are catered to by new installations. This market thrives on the incorporation of lighting solutions through the seamless integration of advanced lighting technologies during the initial stages of design and construction. For new installations, utilizing modern lighting technologies like energy-friendly LEDs and clever lighting systems comes with many benefits. The demand is driven by ongoing development of new residential properties, commercial projects and growth which is experienced within the marine industry. Individuals in this market segment often want personalized lighting that improves the visual appeal while meeting specific design requirements. This situation has promoted innovative product development as well as a growing focus on integrating with environmental and architectural considerations.

North America is witnessing exponential growth during the forecast period

The North American market held a significant market share due to leisure sports and recreation of boating and swimming due to the high level of technology, high disposable income, and high consumer demand. Moreover, the market demand was also high in the U.S. due to large numbers of private pools, posh waterfront residences, and a vibrant marine industry. Consistent innovation in LED technologies is also being observed in the region, with an increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and intelligent lighting solutions. The growing demand for ambient and aesthetically pleasing lighting in residential and commercial spaces also contributes to the growth of this market in this area.

Market key launches

  • In September 2023, the new Explore E6 Ultra White and Midnight Blue, monochromatic variants of the wildly popular Explore E6 model, were unveiled by OceanLED. Upgrading from other Explore series lights to the E6 single-color lights is as simple as changing the light cartridge, and it costs a fraction of what an upgrade would normally cost. With the introduction of the E6 Ultra White and E6 Midnight Blue underwater lights, OceanLED raised the bar for underwater lighting upgrades. Customers with smaller Explore lights, like the Explore E3, can easily replace their current light cartridges with the more potent E6 because multiple lights in the range share the same housing.  With only one plug-and-play, no need to remove the boat from the water, fast installation times, and no need for new cabling.


  • By Source Type
    • LED
    • Halogen
    • Metal Halide Lamps
  • By Mounting Type
    • Surface Mounted
    • Flush Mounted
  • By Application
    • Boating/Yacht Lighting
    • Fountains
    • Swimming Pools
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The underwater lighting market is expected to reach a total market size of US$527.111 billion by 2029.
Underwater Lighting Market was valued at US$364.182 billion in 2022.
The global underwater lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% over the forecast period.
The major drivers for the underwater lighting market growth include increased demands for swimming pools and other smaller artificial water bodies and improved lifestyles.
The North American region is expected to account for a significant share of the underwater lighting market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. LED

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Halogun

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. Metal Halide Lamps

5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Surface Mounted

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Flush Mounted

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Boating/Yacht Lighting

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.3. Fountains

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.4. Swimming Pools

7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.4.2. Growth Prospects

7.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.5. Others

7.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.5.2. Growth Prospects

7.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. By Source Type

8.2.2. By Mounting Type

8.2.3. By Application

8.2.4. By Country USA Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.3. South America

8.3.1. By Source Type

8.3.2. By Mounting Type

8.3.3. By Application

8.3.4. By Country Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. By Source Type

8.4.2. By Mounting Type

8.4.3. By Application

8.4.4. By Country Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects France Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects United Kingdom Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Spain Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. By Source Type

8.5.2. By Mounting Type

8.5.3. By Application

8.5.4. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Israel Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. By Source Type

8.6.2. By Mounting Type

8.6.3. By Application

8.6.4. By Country China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Indonesia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard


10.1. Acuity Brands, Inc.

10.2. Aqualuma LED Lighting

10.3. Attwood Corporation

10.4. Båtsystem

10.5. BIRNS, Inc.

10.6. Dabmar Lighting, Inc.

10.7. Eaton Corporation plc

10.8. Hayward Industries, Inc.

10.9. Lumitec LLC

10.10. OceanLED Marine Ltd.

10.11. Shadow Caster, Inc.

10.12. Signify Holding

10.13. T-H Marine Supplies, Inc

Acuity Brands, Inc.

Aqualuma LED Lighting

Attwood Corporation



Dabmar Lighting, Inc.

Eaton Corporation plc

Hayward Industries, Inc.

Lumitec LLC

OceanLED Marine Ltd.

Shadow Caster, Inc.

Signify Holding

T-H Marine Supplies, Inc.