At LightFair, last week, I was part of a panel presenting the impacts of electrification on the lighting industry. This article is Part 2 about EV chargers and other electrification products being sold by the lighting industry.
One of the widely seen impacts of electrification on the lighting industry has been the selling of EV chargers and other electrification products by the lighting industry. Some lighting manufacturers selling EV chargers include: LEDVANCE, Leviton, Espen Technology, Light Efficient Design, Stresscrete, National LED, and more.
Some lighting manufacturers have been selling other electrification products including: e-bikes, e-scooters, solar panels, and battery energy storage systems. One example is Deep Roof Lighting selling e-bikes (see image below). Another example is eLEDing selling solar panels to power cameras and other off-grid devices (see image below).
Combined, the federal infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act have $100 Billion eligible for EV charging infrastructure. That’s 3 times larger than the entire US lighting industry, annually.
This is impacting the business of lighting E-tailers, electrical contractors, and of course electrical distributors. In one Electrical Wholesaling survey, 57% of electrical contractors are already installing EVCs in commercial locations (see graph below). NALMCO is also rapidly evolving from historically being a re-lamping organization into an EV charging and electrification support organization.
The first article in this series:Electrification Impacts On Lighting, Part 1: Building & Energy Codes, can be found here.
Top image: EspenEV.com