Lighting Industry

Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Retreat During Third Quarter of 2013

NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5, T8 and T12 lamps retreated during 2013Q3, decreasing by 7.3%, 9.4% and 5.5%, respectively. Year-over-year (y/y) performance showed mixed results for the different lamp types. The T5 lamp index increased by 5.7% compared to 2012Q2. T8 lamp shipments improved as well increasing by 10.7%. Shipments of T12 lamps continued to decline, registering a decline of 6.3% (y/y).

Market shares for the three linear fluorescent lamp types varied marginally compared to the previous quarter. T5 lamps gained 20 basis points to secure a share of 10.9%. The share of T12 lamps increased 0.5 percentage points to 16.5%, while the share comprised by T8 lamps decreased to 72.7%.



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