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Compact Fluorescent Lamp Index declines in second quarter 2010.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 01, 2010 - NEMA CFL index of 210.1 during second quarter of 2010 negated 3.1% year-over-year gain during previous quarter. CFL shipments decreased 4.2% on quarterly basis following increases of 14.0% and 1.8% for previous 2 quarters. Meanwhile, shipments of incandescent lamps decreased 2.8% on year-over-year basis, as index slipped to 57.0. This indicates shipments are less than 60% of 2006 levels. However, CFLs continue to gain market share at expense of incandescent lamps.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA's CFL Lamp Index Gives Back Prior Gains for Second Quarter 2010

Press release date: Aug 25, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va. - NEMA's compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) index posted a reading of 210.1 during the second quarter of 2010, negating the 3.1 percent year-over-year gain during the previous quarter. CFL shipments decreased 4.2 percent on a quarterly basis following increases of 14.0 and 1.8 percent for the previous two quarters. Meanwhile, shipments of incandescent lamps decreased 2.8 percent on a year-over-year basis, as the index slipped to 57.0. This reading indicates shipments are less than 60 percent of 2006 levels.

Although sales of both lamp types remain at lower levels compared to last year, CFLs continue to gain market share at the expense of incandescent lamps. The share of CFL lamps increased to a new high water mark of 26.7 percent while A-line incandescent lamps fell for the second consecutive quarter, decreasing to 73.3 percent.

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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