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Sodium Vapor Lamps shipments grow during second quarter.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 01, 2010 - Shipments of sodium vapor high intensity discharge lamps increased 3.9% to 92.6 in 2010 Q2, the highest level in 2 years. The index reading was 17.1% above the same period last year. Metal halide HID lamp shipments decreased 4.0% to 82.5 from previous quarter, but were still 0.5% above the same period last year. Mercury vapor HID index declined 9.5% to 49.2, indicating shipments were less than half of the average 2006 level.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

Significant Growth for Sodium Vapor Lamps During Second Quarter

Press release date: Aug 26, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va., -Shipments of sodium vapor high intensity discharge (HID) lamps increased 3.9 percent to 92.6 in 2010Q2, the highest level in two years. The index reading was 17.1 percent above the same period last year. Metal halide HID lamp shipments decreased 4.0 percent to 82.5 from the previous quarter, but were still 0.5 percent above the same period last year. The mercury vapor HID index declined 9.5 percent to 49.2, indicating shipments were less than half of the average 2006 level.

Market shares for sodium vapor and metal halide HID lamp types increased during the quarter. Sodium vapor lamps showed a 35.4 percent share of sales while metal halide lamps registered a 60.5 percent share, a slight difference versus the 34.5 and 60.4 percent figures, respectively, registered in calendar year 2009. The share of mercury vapor lamps slipped to 4.1 percent from 4.8 percent during the previous quarter.

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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