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First Quarter Proves to be a Mixed Bag for Consumer Lamp Indexes

05/28/2015 11:00AMSign-up to receive press releases.

NEMA’s shipments indexes for consumer lamps saw mixed results during 2015Q1, as year-over-year (y/y) declines were registered in two of the four lamp types. Incandescent A-line lamp shipments decreased by 89.4 percent while compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) dropped 9.4 percent. Halogen A-line and LED A-line lamps posted year-over-year increases of 61.5 and 153.6 percent, respectively. However, quarter-to-quarter performances were far more subdued as the index for LED A-line lamps increased by 7.0 percent and the index for halogen A-line lamps retreated by 16.2 percent.

Despite their quarter-over-quarter decline, halogen A-line lamp shipments secured the top position with a share of 44.3 percent, followed by CFLs with a share of 40 percent during 2015Q1. Incandescent A-line lamps garnered a share of 9.4 percent. LED A-line lamps increased their share by nearly two percentage points reaching 6.3 percent of the consumer lamp market.​


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