ROSSLYN, Va.—NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID)
lamps post a decline in shipments in 1Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2016 with mercury
vapor posting a 22.4 percent decline, metal halide a 19.6 percent decline, and
sodium vapor a 19.2 percent decline. Quarter-over-quarter results were mixed with
sodium vapor and mercury vapor posting increases of 8.1 percent and 9.0 percent,
respectively, in 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016 while metal halide posted a
decline of 7.1 percent for the same period.
Metal halide lamps accounted for 61.8 percent of the HID
market in 1Q 2017, while sodium vapor and mercury vapor account for 34.2
percent and 3.9 percent, respectively.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.