Press Release Summary:
NEMA shipment indexes for linear fluorescent T5, T8, and T12 lamps increased during 2010 Q3. While T5 lamps showed largest rate of growth at 6.6%, T8s and T12s registered respective gains of 0.6% and 0.1. Growing 48.7% from 1 year ago, T5 index has reached 163.4. Also, year-over-year increase in T8 shipments of 6.8% nudged index to 102.7, while 70.1 index value for T12 lamps represented decline of 8.8%. Despite annual decline, share of T12 lamps increased over 4 percentage points during Q3.
Original Press Release:
NEMA's T5 Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Increase for the Second Consecutive Quarter
ROSSLYN, Va.-NEMA's shipment indexes for linear fluorescent T5, T8, and T12 lamps increased during the third quarter of 2010. T5 lamps showed the largest rate of growth, advancing 6.6 percent, while T8s and T12s registered more modest gains of 0.6 and 0.1 percent, respectively. The T5 index grew 48.7 percent from a year ago and has reached a new high of 163.4. A year-over-year increase in T8 shipments of 6.8 percent nudged the index to 102.7 while the index value for T12 lamps (70.1) represented a decline of 8.8 percent from a year ago.
Despite the annual decline in shipments, the share of T12 lamps increased by over four percentage points during the quarter reaching 30.4 percent. This is likely not to continue as the July 1, 2010 phase-out of magnetic ballasts has not yet had the full effect on T12 shipments. The market share for T5 lamps decreased slightly to 7.3 percent while T8 lamps remained dominant with a 62.2 percent share of total shipments.
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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