Incandescents and CFLs Continue Decline, A-Line Halogens Booming

Shipments of traditional A-line incandescent lamps, as measured by NEMA’s lamp shipment index, decreased for the third consecutive quarter in Q2 2013 by 8.6 percent from the previous quarter. Moreover, the index fell by 20.6 percent on a year-over-year basis. CFLs also posted a third consecutive quarterly decline during 2013Q2, fell by 0.6 percent compared to Q1 2013 and 8.5 percent from the same period last year. Shipments of halogen A-line lamps remain robust, having registered a quarterly gain of 28.3 percent. Incandescent lamps fell to a share of 64.5 percent during the quarter compared to 25.1 and 10.4 percent, respectively, for CFLs and halogen A-line lamps (8% higher than last year).

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