Lamp Indices

January 25, 2017

Here are the latest Lamp Index reports published this week.

Some key takeaways:

  • Some lighting purists might scoff at the notion, but LED tube sales are now greater than those of T5 fluorescent lamps.
  • LED A-lamps continue strong growth. +124%
  • Fluorescent T8 lamp sales declined 27% vs. same quarter prior year.

The National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Lamp Indices are composite measures of NEMA member companies’ U.S. shipments of a variety of lamp types, including LED, compact fluorescent, fluorescent, halogen, high intensity discharge, and incandescent, and is designed to track underlying demand for these types of lamps. Product shipments data are drawn from statistical surveys and are adjusted for regularly recurring seasonal fluctuations.

LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Increase in Third Quarter of 2016

January 24, 2017

LED A-line lamps continue to grow, accounting for 32.4 percent of the market in third quarter 2016, and posting a 124.2 percent increase in shipments compared to 3Q 2015. They posted a 65.1 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter. Halogen, Incandescent, and CFLs all posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease, 7.5 percent, 17.2 percent, and 12.8 percent respectively. Incandescent lamp shipments showed a 5.6 percent increase in 3Q 2016 compared to 3Q 2015 while halogen and CFLs posted an 11 percent and 53.9 percent decrease for the same time period.

Halogen A-line lamps account for 44.5 percent of the consumer lamp market in 3Q 2016. CFLs captured 13.2 percent of the 3Q 2016 consumer lamp market and incandescents 10 percent. Incandescent A-line lamps largely consist of 15W and 25W lamps.


Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline in the Third Quarter of 2016

January 24, 1017

Since 2014 the linear florescent lamp index has been on a downward trend and that trend continues in 3Q 2016. The index for T8 lamps which account for 63.0 percent of the consumer lamp market decreased on a year-over-year basis by 27.3 percent in 3Q 2016 compared to 3Q 2015. T5 and T8 shipments also continued to decline decreasing by 27.7 and 27.3 percent respectively on a year-over-year basis.

NEMA/BIS has added T-LED shipments to the market penetration graph to begin tracking their impact on the market. When more historical data is available T-LED shipments will be added to the index. In 3Q 2016 T-LEDs accounted for 12.8 percent of the florescent lamp shipments. T5 lamps claim a 9.4 percent share of the 3Q 2016 market and T12 lamps 14.8 percent.


HID Lamp Indexes Continue Decline in Third Quarter 2016

January 24, 2017

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps continued to decline in the third quarter of 2016. Compared to the same quarter last year, metal halide lamp shipments fell 25.4 percent, sodium vapor lamps decreased by 15.2 percent, and shipments of mercury vapor lamps decreased by 11.0 percent.

Metal halide lamps accounted for 60.3 percent of the HID market in 3Q 2016, while sodium vapor and mercury vapor account for 35.6 percent and 4.2 percent respectively.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.


Lamp Sales

Source: National Electric Manufacturers Association


Market Penetration by Lamp Type

Source: National Electric Manufacturers Association

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