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T12 Fluorescent Lamp Index Tumbles During Third Quarter


12/3/2012 9:00PM

ROSSLYN, Va.—NEMA’s T12 lamp shipment index tumbled to 37.5 a decline of nearly 40 percent on a year-over-year (y/y) basis during Q3 – the first quarter following the implementation of the new efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL). T8s and T12s also posted double digit declines of 26.9 – and 19.9 percent, respectively. Overall shipments during the first three quarters for the combined market were 15.1 percent lower compared to last year.

T12 lamps posted a precipitous decline in market share, dipping 8.6 percentage points to 19.2 percent. T8 lamps absorbed a majority of the market share lost by T12s, gaining 7 percentage points for a share of 69.8 percent. Garnering the remaining 1.6 percentage points given back by T12s, T5 lamps increased to an 11.0 percent share.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its 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. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

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