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NEMA Releases Lamp Shipments Report

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released its 2017 second quarter Lamp Indexes. The NEMA Lamp Indexes are composite measures of member companies’ U.S. shipments of a variety of lamp types. The report is designed to track underlying demand for these types of lamps.

Despite a 14.3 percent decrease compared to the first quarter,  LED A-Line lamp shipments continued a year-over-year climb with an increase of 13.8 percent compared to 2Q in 2016. Incandescent, halogen and CFL lamp shipments decreased in a year-over-year comparison of 2Q 2017 to 2Q 2016; decreasing 31.1 percent, 23.4 percent and 33.1 percent respectively.

LED A-line lamp shipments decreased 14.3 percent in 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017. However, LED A-line lamps continued a year-over-year climb increasing 13.8 percent compared to 2Q 2016. Halogen shipments posted a quarter-to-quarter increase in 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017 increasing by 5.9 percent. Incandescent shipments remained virtually flat compared to last quarter with a 0.1 percent increase. CFL lamps posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease of 6.8 percent. Incandescent, halogen, and CFL lamp shipments all decreased in a year-over-year comparison of 2Q 2017 to 2Q 2016 decreasing 31.1 percent, 23.4 percent, and 33.1 percent respectively.

Halogen A-line lamps account for 47.5 percent of the consumer lamp market, followed by LED A-line lamps which account for 28.8 percent. CFLs and incandescent split the remaining 2Q 2017 consumer lamp market accounting for 13.0 and 10.7 percent respectively. Incandescent A-line lamps largely consist of 15W and 25W lamps.

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 2Q 2017 compared to 2Q 2016 with mercury vapor posting a 13.9 percent decline, metal halide a 23.9 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 9.3 percent decline. Quarter-over-quarter results also declined with metal halide declining 14.8 percent and sodium vapor and mercury vapor posting decreases of 2.8 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively, in 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017.

Metal halide lamps accounted for 58.8 percent of the HID market in 2Q 2017, while sodium vapor and mercury vapor account for 37.1 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively.

The linear florescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 2Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2017 of 9.3 percent, 10.5 percent, and 8.1 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps, which account for 57.3 percent of the consumer lamp market, decreased on a year-over-year basis by 26.9 percent in 2Q 2017 compared to 2Q 2016. T5 and T12 shipments also continued to decline decreasing by 26.8 and 24.0 percent respectively on a year-over-year basis.

NEMA/BIS has added T-LED shipments to the market penetration graph to begin tracking their impact on the market. When more historical data is available T-LED shipments will be added to the index. In 2Q 2017 T-LEDs accounted for 21.7 percent of the florescent lamp shipments.  T5 lamps claim an 8.6 percent share of the 2Q 2017 market and T12 lamps 12.4 percent.

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