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HID Lamp Indexes Decline During First Quarter 2015

05/29/2015 9:00AMSign-up to receive press releases.

​NEMA’s shipment indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps continued to decline at the start of 2015. Sodium vapor lamp shipments fell 11.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to the same period last year. Shipments of mercury vapor lamps retreated by 18.4 percent year-over-year (y/y). Although the index for metal halide lamps registered a modest year-over-year increase of 1.2 percent, shipments were still below the level during calendar year 2014.  

Sodium vapor lamps gave back 2.4 percentage points, decreasing to a share of 30.1 percent, while mercury vapor lamps declined marginally to 3.5 percent. The market share of metal halide lamps increased to a new high level in the series, at 66.5 percent for the quarter.


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