01.22.15 HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Relinquish Recent Gains

ROSSLYN, VA—High intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipments, as measured by NEMA’s HID indexes, showed quarterly declines in two of the three lamp types. Sodium- and mercury-vapor lamps slipped 8.9 and 10.9 percent, respectively, from the second quarter to the third quarter. Only the index for metal halide increased during the quarter, posting a modest gain of 2 percent.

Shipments of metal halide lamps increased 2.7 percentage points to a share of 63.5 percent of the HID market. The market share for sodium vapor lamps slipped to 32.7 percent, a decline of 2.3 percentage points. Mercury vapor lamps decreased by 0.4 points to a share of 3.8 percent.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its nearly 400 member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.


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