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Metal Halide Lamp Shipments remain solid during 2010 Q3.

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Dec 09, 2010 - Shipments of metal halide high intensity discharge (HID) lamps grew 4.6% to 87.1 during 2010 Q3, and index showed year-over-year growth of 5.7%. Conversely, sodium vapor HID lamp shipments fell 10.4% during quarter to 82.1. Mercury vapor lamps carved out 5.4% share of HID lamp market, showing 1.3% increase over previous quarter. Market shares for metal halide lamps rose to 63.3% of total shipments while that of sodium vapor lamps contracted to 31.3%.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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Shipments of Metal Halide Lamps Remain Solid During the Third Quarter

Press release date: Dec 03, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va.-Shipments of metal halide high intensity discharge (HID) lamps grew by 4.6 percent to 87.1 during the third quarter of 2010. The index showed solid year-over-year growth increasing 5.7 percent. Conversely, sodium vapor HID lamp shipments retrenched 10.4 percent during the quarter to 82.1, the second lowest level on record for the index. Mercury vapor HID lamp shipments increased on a quarter-to-quarter and year-ago basis, albeit from depressed levels. Large variances in the performance of this index are likely because of the relatively low volume of shipments.

Mercury vapor lamps carved out a 5.4 percent share of the HID lamp market, an increase of 1.3 percentage points over the previous quarter. Market shares for metal halide and sodium vapor HID lamps moved in opposing directions during the quarter. Metal halide lamps improved 2.8 percentage points to 63.3 percent of total shipments while the market share of sodium vapor lamps contracted to 31.3 percent-a decline of 4.1 percentage points.

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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