The lighting industry in Brazil started in the early twentieth century. The first Brazilian industry of chandeliers and alabaster sconces was founded in 1931. Since then, the sector has grown and strengthened. In twenty-first century the sector has more than 600 industries in activity that generate more than 37,000 jobs (including the production chain of luminaries, reactors and lamps).
Luminaries represent 61% of sector revenues. Lamps 28% and reactors 11%.
The vast majority of industries are concentrated in Greater São Paulo. Represent 58% of the total. 25% are located in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Pernambuco states. The remaining 17% are in São Paulo state.
Regarding bulbs, the industry is aware of the changes and trends. Following gradual extinction incandescent bulbs which should occur in Brazil by 2016 and replacement by CFLs is already consolidated, which now have been joined with the LED technology. Changes occurred in the designs of luminaries, chandeliers and projectors, due to the adoption of LEDs (light sources miniature that can be inserted in the most diverse forms), marking a new era in lighting products of Brazil that are coming to market.