Incandescent Lamp Shipments Index shows resilient third quarter.

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NEMA's index for A-line incandescent lamps increased 20.2% during Q3 2012, while compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) index registered 3.3% decline compared to previous quarter. Halogen A-line lamp shipments increased 83.3% on quarterly basis, and their share increased 1.5 percentage points to 4% of combined market. CFLs posted 20.6% share (4.1 point decline from previous quarter), while share of incandescent lamps increased to 75.4%.

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Incandescent Lamp Shipments Index Remains Resilient Through Third Quarter

ROSSLYN, Va.–NEMA’s index for traditional A-line incandescent lamps increased 20.2 percent during Q3 2012 rebounding from a slide of 18.2 percent in Q2 2012. Meanwhile, the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) index registered a decline of 3.3 percent compared to the previous quarter. Halogen A-line lamp shipments gained momentum, increasing by 83.3 percent on a quarterly basis. The index for halogen A-line lamps has increased in 7 out of the last 8 quarters.

Halogen A-line lamps increased their share by 1.5 percentage points to 4 percent of the combined market. CFLs posted a share of 20.6 percent, a decline of 4.1 points q/q. The share of incandescent lamps increased during the quarter to 75.4 percent and is likely to continue to grow in Q4 as consumers stock their pantries ahead of the January 1, 2013 implementation of the next phase of EISA 2007 efficiency standards.

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