NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps continued to decline in the third quarter of 2016. Compared to the same quarter last year, metal halide lamp shipments fell 25.4 percent, sodium vapor lamps decreased by 15.2 percent, and shipments of mercury vapor lamps decreased by 11.0 percent.
Metal halide lamps accounted for 60.3 percent of the HID market in 3Q 2016, while sodium vapor and mercury vapor account for 35.6 percent and 4.2 percent respectively.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.