CFL Index Continues Retreat at beginning of 2011.

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In Q1 of 2011, NEMA compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps index declined for fourth consecutive quarter. Registered reading of 180.8 marks decline of 16.8% on year-over-year basis. Incandescent lamp shipments showed increase of 6.4% over previous quarter, and first quarter reading of 57.0 remained unchanged from same period of previous year. Incandescent lamps remained dominant, while CFLs gave back market share gained over last 3 years by decreasing to 21.0%.

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NEMA's CFL Index Continues Retreat at the Start of 2011

ROSSLYN, Va.-NEMA's compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps index retreated for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q1 of 2011, registering a reading of 180.8, a decline of 16.8 percent on a year-over-year basis. Incandescent lamp shipments fared better, showing an increase of 6.4 percent over the previous quarter. With a first quarter reading of 57.0, the index remained unchanged from the same period last year.

Incandescent lamps remained dominant by increasing to a 79.0 percent share, an increase of 1.1 percentage points over fourth quarter 2010. CFLs gave back market share gained over the last three years decreasing to 21.0 percent, their lowest share since the fourth quarter of 2007.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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