06.26.17 HID Lamp Indexes Decline First Quarter 2017 in Year-Over-Year Comparison

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 1Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2016 with sodium vapor posting a 22.4 percent decline, metal halide a 19.6 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 19.2 percent decline. Quarter-over-quarter results were mixed with sodium vapor and mercury vapor posting increases of 8.1 percent and 9.0 percent, respectively, in 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016 while metal halide posted a decline of 7.1 percent for the same period.

Metal halide lamps accounted for 61.8 percent of the HID market in 1Q 2017, while sodium vapor and mercury vapor account for 34.2 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively.