Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 1.4 percent year-over-year (y/y) during 2015Q1. However, the quarter-to-quarter change was in negative territory, with a decline of 3.6 percent. Emergency lighting and fixtures gained ground on a year-over-year basis while the ballast and lamp–large and miniature–components tempered these gains with (y/y) declines.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. 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.