Light Bulbs & Tubes Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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Although buyer negotiation power has been hampered by the lack of available substitutes for light bulbs and tubes, buyers have benefited from rising import competition, which has put downward pressure on market prices. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Light Bulbs & Tubes in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Prices are expected to decrease in the next three years as a result of more automated manufacturing processes, import competition and lower input costs

Light bulbs and tubes have a buyer power score of 4.0 out of 5, which represents a high degree of buyer power. According to IBISWorld market research analyst, Sean Windle, "Market share concentration is high due to the sales dominance of a few manufacturers in this market, but many of those manufacturers' products can be bought through distributors." The downward trend of prices and easy availability of light bulbs and tubes have also been favorable to buyers.

Buyers have benefited from decreasing prices during the past three years, a trend that is expected to continue heading into 2018. "This decrease is the result of several factors, including the phasing out of traditional incandescent bulbs, more efficient manufacturing processes and increasing import competition (which represents more than 60.0% of domestic demand for light bulbs)," says Windle. LED lights are expected to replace much of the incandescent bulb's market share. Further, the cost to produce these lights has been declining in the past three years.

It is not essential for buyers to enter long-term supply agreements because of the downward price trend and the abundance of light bulbs and tubes in the market. Because manufacturers benefit strongly from economies of scale and demand for light bulbs and tubes is virtually assured, production capacity and inventories are substantial. Furthermore, lead times are short and availability is widespread because of this relative abundance, which reinforces buyer power. Furthermore, declining prices have largely offset recent high price volatility.

The main disadvantage for buyers is a lack of viable substitutes for light bulbs and tubes. However, due to the availability of an abundance of different types of bulbs and tubes, buyers have plenty of options from which to choose. Major vendors in the market include General Electric Company, Philips and Osram Sylvania. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Light Bulbs & Tubes procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of light bulbs and tubes. These products emit various types of light to illuminate the interiors and exteriors of buildings and structures for extended periods. Light bulbs and tubes are the primary products used to make light with electricity. This report includes incandescent, LED and fluorescent bulbs, but excludes flashlights, security lighting and light fixtures.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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