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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline in Second Quarter 2017 while T-LED Market Penetration Increases

The linear florescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017 of 9.3 percent, 10.5 percent, and 8.1 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps, which account for 57.3 percent of the consumer lamp market, decreased on a year-over-year basis by 26.9 percent in 2Q 2017 compared to 2Q 2016. T5 and T12 shipments also continued to decline decreasing by 26.8 and 24.0 percent respectively on a year-over-year basis.

NEMA/BIS has added T-LED shipments to the market penetration graph to begin tracking their impact on the market. When more historical data is available T-LED shipments will be added to the index. In 2Q 2017 T-LEDs accounted for 21.7 percent of the florescent lamp shipments.  T5 lamps claim an 8.6 percent share of the 2Q 2017 market and T12 lamps 12.4 percent.

Laurie Miller
Director, Statistical Operations


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