Light Sensor Market Growth $8.47 Billion By 2032 CAGR 10.5%

Light Sensor Market Size Worth $8.47 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 10.5%

The global light sensors market size is expected to reach USD 8.47 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Light Sensor Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Function (Proximity Detection, Gesture Recognition), By Output (Digital, Analog), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The expansion of the market can be attributed to the increasing integration of light sensor functionalities in the automotive industry and consumer electronics, including smartphones, televisions, and laptops. Progress in smart lighting, particularly in applications for smart homes and outdoor lighting, is anticipated to enhance the significance of light detectors. Moreover, the growing adoption of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the evolution of smart cities is projected to drive the market's growth.

Presently, consumer electronics manufacturers are facing the challenge of introducing distinctive and innovative products to the market. To achieve this, major mobile manufacturing companies like Samsung Electronics are partnering with light sensor manufacturers to integrate various technologies, including optoelectronic detectors, into their smartphones. The increasing adoption of connected devices in industries such as automotive, industrial, and electronics is driving the trend of multi-sensor integration among manufacturers. Additionally, the rising demand for LiDAR sensors in diverse applications, such as corridor mapping, topographical survey, aerospace and defense, mining, automotive, and oil & gas, is creating growth opportunities for the market across various industries.

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Prominent vendors in the light sensor’s development, including AMS AG, STMicroelectronics, Analog Devices, Broadcom, & Vishay Intertechnology, are actively engaged in developing compact, efficient, and cost-effective sensors to cater to the evolving needs of their customer base. The advancements in sensing technology and the trend toward miniaturization have empowered consumer electronics manufacturers to integrate various functions into their devices. These functions include brightness control, display dimming, extending battery life, and incorporating power-saving features.

However, despite the benefits, there are challenges to widespread adoption. The additional costs associated with integrating sensors into smart devices and the potential impact on the overall lifespan of devices pose concerns. Consumers and manufacturers must weigh the advantages against these considerations when incorporating sensor technology into their products.

Moreover, the global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced additional uncertainties and challenges to the market. Disruptions in supply chains, changes in consumer behavior, and economic uncertainties have led to a slowdown in market growth. The pandemic's effects on manufacturing, distribution, and consumer spending have collectively contributed to a more cautious approach in the industry, impacting the anticipated growth trajectory over the next few years.

Light Sensors Market Report Highlights

  • Gesture recognition segment will grow at the fastest pace, due to rise in demand for gesture enabled smart devices
  • Healthcare segment projected to register the highest growth rate, on account of its use in diagnostic medical equipment requiring ambient light sensors
  • APAC emerged as the largest region, owing to the development of sevral semi-conductor hubs in the region
  • The global players include ams-OSRAM, Analog Devices, Broadcom, ELAN Microelectronics, Sitronix Technology, & Vishay Intertechnology.


Polaris Market Research has segmented the light sensors market report based on function, output, application, and region:

Light Sensors, Function Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Ambient Light Sensing
  • Proximity Detection
  • RGB Color Sensing
  • Gesture Recognition
  • IR Detection

Light Sensors, Output Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Analog
  • Digital

Light Sensors, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Others

Light Sensors, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Light Sensor Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 3.82 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 8.47 billion


10.5% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Function, By Output, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


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