NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index declined 1.7 percent on a quarter-to-quarter (q/q) basis during 2014Q1. Despite the quarterly contraction, shipments of lighting equipment increased 0.9 percent on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Emergency lighting, fixtures and miniature lamps registered gains in sales value while ballasts and large lamps declined compared to the first quarter of 2013.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. 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.