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Aptos, CA, United States, 2013/09/23 - According to ElectroniCast, 136 million flashlights will be purchased for use in the United States in 2013 - ElectroniCast.com.
ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research firm covering LEDs and electronic devices, today announced the findings of their annual market forecast report of the use of flashlights in the United States. According to the market study, an estimated 136 million flashlights will be purchased in the United States this year, down slightly from 2012.
Flashlights with light emitting diode (LED) light source dominate the product mix. Additionally, the LED-based flashlights are forecast to continue displacing other light-source types of flashlights. In addition to LED flashlights, the market study covers the use of Halogen, Argon/Krypton Incandescent, Xenon Incandescent, Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge (HID).
The study quantifies the use of rechargeable flashlights versus standard (non-rechargeable) flashlights. In 2013, standard flashlights outnumber rechargeable types by a ratio of 2:1.
The ElectroniCast study (electronicast.com) also segments the use of flashlights by end-user groups, including: Government use in Military/Law Enforcement/Emergency; other segments in Government; Commercial/Industrial; and Consumer applications.
In terms of value, the Commercial/Industrial end-user group is forecast to maintain the lead in relative market share during the forecast period (2012-2017); however, the Consumer category is forecast to maintain a dominant market share lead in term of volume (number of flashlight units).
Flashlights used in the Consumer end-user segment are typically less expensive units versus other applications/end-user groups. For example, flashlights used by the United States Military and in Law Enforcement, demand (more) rugged designed, more features and (more) lumens or brightness versus the typical household flashlights found in kitchen drawers.