NEMA’s linear fluorescent lamp shipments indexes fell in the first quarter of 2016 for the ninth consecutive quarter of declines on a year-over-year basis. After increasing modestly in 2015Q4, the index for T12 lamps posted a 12.0% quarter-over-quarter decrease, and a steeper 14.5% decline from the first quarter 2015. T5 and T8 shipments also continued lower, decreasing by 1.3% and 8.9%, respectively, year-over-year.
T8 lamps accounted for a 67.4% share of fluorescent lamp shipments in 2016Q1, with T12 lamps claiming a 14.5% share and T5 lamps an 11.2% share. T-LED lamps held a 6.9% share of shipments in 2016Q1, marking their first appearance in the market penetration chart. NEMA will continue to track the growth of T-LED lamps and will integrate the category into the index as more historical data becomes available.