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Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market by Type (Spheres, Aspheres, Others), By Application (Commercial, Military, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market by Type (Spheres, Aspheres, Others), By Application (Commercial, Military, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global infrared thermal imaging lenses market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for infrared thermal imaging lenses in commercial and military applications. Additionally, the growing adoption of infrared thermal imaging technology across various industries is also contributing to the growth of this market. On the basis of type, the global infrared thermal imaging lenses market can be segmented into spheres, aspheres, and others. The spheres segment is expected to hold a major share of this market during the forecast period owing to their high optical performance and low manufacturing cost. On the basis of application, commercial applications are expected to account for a majority share of this market during 2018-2030 owing to rising demand for these lenses from end-use industries such as automotive and construction.

Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

An infrared thermal imaging lens is a type of lens that is used to capture images of objects that emit infrared radiation. These lenses are often used in military and law enforcement applications, as they can be used to detect heat signatures from targets at night or in other low-light conditions.


Spheres is a novel technology that enhances the performance of infrared thermal imaging lenses. It does this by using an array of small, round-shaped thermopiles (heat detectors) instead of a single large one. The heat detected from an object is then transferred to all the thermopiles at once, not piece-meal as with conventional sensors.


Aspheres are used in infrared thermal imaging lenses to filter out the unwanted light that contaminates the image. Aspheres are made from special material and they act as a barrier to most of the light that is incident on them. The remaining amount of light passes through freely and can be captured by an optical sensor at any point. This allows for very high quality images with low noise, even at long exposure times.

Application Insights:

The commercial application segment held the largest share of over 70.0% in 2017. The growing adoption of infrared thermal imaging cameras for security purposes is driving the demand for these lenses in this application segment. These devices help detect and deter criminal activities, monitor traffic, track intruders, and identify counterfeit currency being transported or stored. Moreover, they are also used to protect soldiers from extreme heat during training or while patrolling a battlefield with high temperatures exceeding 40°C.

Infrared lenses find wide applications across military & defense as well as law enforcement agencies globally owing to their effectiveness in night vision goggles and other thermal imaging devices at a lower price point than its counterparts such as LIDARs (Light Detection And Ranging).

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global industry in terms of revenue share in 2016. The U.S. military and law enforcement personnel are increasingly adopting these devices owing to their superior night vision capabilities and high-precision targeting capabilities at a distance of more than 10 meters under any light condition, which is not possible with normal human eyesight alone.

The Asia Pacific regional market for infrared thermal imaging lenses is expected to grow at a lucrative rate over the forecast period due to increasing government initiatives for improving public safety as well as rising demand from commercial application segments such as security services, surveillance systems, fire & life safety systems among others across emerging economies including China.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for infrared thermal imaging lenses in the security and surveillance sector as it offers better visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Growing adoption of infrared thermal imaging lenses in the medical sector for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.
  • Rising demand for infrared thermal imaging lenses from the military and defense sector due to their ability to detect objects that are not visible to the naked eye.
  • Increasing use of infrared thermal imaging lenses in research and development activities for advanced product development purposes.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Research Report

By Type

Spheres, Aspheres, Others

By Application

Commercial, Military, Others

By Companies

Edmund Optics, Qioptiq, Janos Tech, Fluke, LightPath, FLIR, Tamron, Temmek Optics, Jenoptik

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Report Segments:

The global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses market is segmented on the basis of:


Spheres, Aspheres, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Commercial, Military, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Edmund Optics
  2. Qioptiq
  3. Janos Tech
  4. Fluke
  5. LightPath
  6. FLIR
  7. Tamron
  8. Temmek Optics
  9. Jenoptik

Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Overview

Highlights of The Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Spheres
    2. Aspheres
    3. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Commercial
    2. Military
    3. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

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

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Statistics

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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Infrared thermal imaging lenses are a type of lens that can be used to see objects in the infrared spectrum. This is because infrared radiation is not blocked by the atmosphere like visible light, so these lenses can see through it. Infrared thermal imaging lenses are often used in security and surveillance applications, as they allow people to see things that would otherwise be invisible.

Some of the major players in the infrared thermal imaging lenses market are Edmund Optics, Qioptiq, Janos Tech, Fluke, LightPath, FLIR, Tamron, Temmek Optics, Jenoptik.

The infrared thermal imaging lenses market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Spheres
      5.3.2. Aspheres
      5.3.3. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Commercial
      6.3.2. Military
      6.3.3. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Commercial
      9.4.2. Military
      9.4.3. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Spheres
      9.7.2. Aspheres
      9.7.3. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Commercial
      10.4.2. Military
      10.4.3. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Spheres
      10.7.2. Aspheres
      10.7.3. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Commercial
      11.4.2. Military
      11.4.3. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Spheres
      11.7.2. Aspheres
      11.7.3. Others
  11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Commercial
      12.4.2. Military
      12.4.3. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Spheres
      12.7.2. Aspheres
      12.7.3. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Commercial
      13.4.2. Military
      13.4.3. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Spheres
      13.7.2. Aspheres
      13.7.3. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Lenses Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Edmund Optics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Qioptiq Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Janos Tech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Fluke Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. LightPath Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. FLIR Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Tamron Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Temmek Optics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Jenoptik Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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