NEMA HID Lamp Indexes Decline Second Quarter 2017

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 2Q 2017 compared to 2Q 2016 with mercury vapor posting a 13.9 percent decline, metal halide a 23.9 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 9.3

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Rebate Coverage in US Hits Record High

Over the past few months, rebate organizations across the country have been busy updating their 2017 programs. According to our North American Rebate and Incentive database, 79% of the US is covered by an active commercial lighting rebate program, the

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HID Lamp Indexes Continue Decline in Third Quarter 2016

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

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NEMA High-Intensity Discharge Lamps Standard Now Available

A new version of ANSI C78.380 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—High-Intensity Discharge Lamps was released by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, as announced by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). This standard describes a system for the designation of

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GE Lighting Recalls High-Intensity LED Replacement Lamps Due to Impact Hazard

This recall involves GE Lighting high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3

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Rebate Trends for 2016 by BriteSwitch

Over the past few months, organizations across the country have been busy updating their 2016 rebate programs. Right now, 64% of the country is covered by an active commercial lighting rebate program. We’ve noticed the following trends: • Record Number

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DOE Regulatory Decision Affecting High-Intensity Discharge Lamp Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy issued its December 2 decision that mandatory energy conservation standards for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are not technically feasible or economically justified. Furthermore, the DOE determined that higher energy conservation standards for HID lamps would

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NEMA Announced That ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C82 Revised ANSI C82.6

American National Standard for Lamp Ballasts—Ballasts for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps—Methods of Measurement. This standard is now updated to provide industry-wide consistency for products that have the technological advantages of electronic ballasts and can be paired with existing low frequency lamps.

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High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs – Global Strategic Business Report 2015

Global sales of HID lamps are declining as a result of the competitive threat of substitution posed by the LED lighting technology. LED lighting is gradually cannibalizing market opportunities in this space, supported by continued research and technological advancements that

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Halogen Bulbs – Global Strategic Business Report 2015

Halogen is the most widely used lighting technology in the automotive sector. The features of low purchase- and replacement-costs and easy availability made halogen lamps the preferred auto lighting option over the years. Xenon/HID and LED lighting represent the other

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News Updates for the Week of March 21

1.      Japan Crisis Could Rekindle U.S. Antinuclear Movement – In 1973, vexed by an Arab oil embargo and soaring fuel prices, President Richard M. Nixon championed a long-term solution: to have 1,000 nuclear reactors in place in America by the

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Something to Think About…

Which LED Products Should Be Selected? By Stan Walerczyk, CLEP, LC, Lighting Wizards As you are probably already aware, there is a big range of excellent to very bad LED, which are also called solid state lighting (SSL), products. Some

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Monthly Special Feature…

CFL Lamp Index Gives Back Prior Gains for Second Quarter 2010 – http://www.nema.org/media/pr/20100825a.cfm NEMA’s compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) index posted a reading of 210.1 during the second quarter of 2010, negating the 3.1 percent year-over-year gain during the previous quarter.

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