NEMA’s index for LED A-line replacement lamps increased for the second consecutive quarter in Q3 2013. Shipments during the quarter registered a gain of 71.9 percent compared to the previous quarter. Shipments rose 60.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Halogen A-line lamp shipments improved as well, eclipsing the level during the same period last year by 140.7 percent. Sales of incandescent A-line lamps returned to positive territory during the quarter, following declines in the previous three quarters, advancing by 16.2 percent. However, the index declined 14.8 percent versus Q3 2012. The index for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) dipped on both a quarterly and annual basis, declining by 2.8 and 11.2 percent, respectively.
Despite their recent rapid gains, LED A-line lamps constitute just a tiny fraction of the market. Their share increased 20 basis points to 0.7 percent during the quarter. Shares of halogen and incandescent A-line lamps also grew, reaching 9.6 percent and 55.1 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, CFLs gave back 4.5 percentage points, falling to a share of 34.6 percent.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.
Phallan K. Davis