Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 1.4 percent year-over-year (y/y) during 2015Q1. However, the quarter-to-quarter change was in negative territory, with a decline of 3.6 percent. Emergency lighting and fixtures gained ground on a year-over-year basis while the ballast and lamp–large and miniature–components tempered these gains with (y/y) declines.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents 350 electrical and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $114 billion per year and exports top $50 billion.