NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index declined 1.7 percent on a quarter-to-quarter (q/q) basis during 2014Q1. Despite the quarterly contraction, shipments of lighting equipment increased 0.9 percent on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Emergency lighting, fixtures and miniature lamps registered gains in sales value while ballasts and large lamps declined compared to the first quarter of 2013.
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 exceed $100 billion annually.
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