January 3, 2014…NEMA’s index for LED A-line replacement lamps increased for the second consecutive quarter in Q3 2013. Shipments for the quarter increased 71.9 percent compared to the previous quarter and rose 60.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Halogen A-line lamp shipments greatly improved, eclipsing the level for the same period of last year by 140.7 percent.
Sales of incandescent A-line lamps increased 16.2 percent during the quarter, following declines in the previous three quarters. This is likely in anticipation of import and manufacturing bans in the US. of incandescent lamps going into effect at the start of 2014.
Despite their recent rapid gains, LED A-line lamps constitute just a tiny fraction of the market. Their share increased 20 basis points to 0.7 percent during the quarter. Shares of halogen and incandescent A-line lamps also grew, reaching 9.6 percent and 55.1 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, CFLs gave back 4.5 percentage points, falling to a share of 34.6 percent.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems.