NEMA’s indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipments continued to hover near historical low levels during 2013Q2. The index for mercury vapor lamp shipments continued to track downward, declining by 8.2 percent on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Likewise, shipments of metal halide lamps fell 6.4 percent y/y, landing at the second lowest level in the series history. Sodium vapor was the lone HID index segment to show improvement. Following four consecutive quarters of y/y declines, the index stabilized during 2013 Q2 by registering a gain of 0.4 percent.
Shifts in in the market shares held by the each lamp type were marginal during the quarter. Sodium vapor lamps increased their share by 0.9 percentage points to 33.2 percent. Shares of mercury vapor and metal halide lamps decreased to 4.2 and 62.6 percent, respectively.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy 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 $117 billion per year.