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Incandescent lamp sales grow by 20.2% in 3Q

NEMA’s index for traditional A-line incandescent lamps increased 20.2% during Q3 2012 rebounding from a slide of 18.2% in Q2 2012. Meanwhile, the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) index registered a decline of 3.3% compared to the previous quarter.

Halogen A-line lamp shipments gained momentum, increasing by 83.3% on a quarterly basis. The index for halogen A-line lamps has increased in seven out of the last eight quarters.

Halogen A-line lamps increased their share by 1.5 percentage points to 4% of the combined market. CFLs posted a share of 20.6%, a decline of 4.1 points quarter over quarter. The share of incandescent lamps increased during the quarter to 75.4% and is likely to continue to grow in Q4 as consumers stock their pantries ahead of the January 1, 2013 implementation of the next phase of EISA 2007 efficiency standards.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Va. Its 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.

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