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Incandescent Lamp Index declines to record low.

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Dec 08, 2010 - NEMA's index for incandescent lamps declined 17.2% for third quarter, registering record low reading of 46.5. Index also showed year-over-year decline of nearly 19.0%. Shipments of compact fluorescent lamps waned as well, with index dipping 18.2% to 168.8. However, CFLs continue to garner nearly 1 out of every 4 lamp sales, and this is expected to continue until first phase of incandescent lamp efficiency regulations established by EISA 2007 take effect in 2012.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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Incandescent Lamp Index Declines to Record Low During Third Quarter of 2010

Press release date: Dec 02, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va., - NEMA's index for incandescent lamps declined 17.2 percent for the third quarter, registering a record low reading of 46.5. The index showed a year-over-year decline of nearly 19.0 percent. Shipments of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) waned as well, with the index dipping 18.2 percent to 168.8-a level not seen since 2006. Moreover, CFL shipments decreased 12.7 percent on a year-over-year basis.

CFLs continue to garner nearly one out of every four lamp sales despite the downturn in shipments during the third quarter. There were minor fluctuations in the market shares for CFLs and incandescent lamps during the quarter, posting 24.4 and 75.6 shares, respectively. The 1:4 sales ratio is expected to continue until the first phase of the new incandescent lamp efficiency regulations established by EISA 2007 take effect beginning in 2012. 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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