NEMA: Lamp sales continue decline, CFL penetration drops

Although shipments of lighting equipment rose by more than 3 percent in the third quarter, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s indices for lamp sales showed continued weakness. NEMA’s lamp indices for incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps declined 7.1 and 18.2 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis during the third quarter of 2009. The incandescent lamp sales index fell for the twelfth consecutive quarter and registered its lowest level ever recorded (5

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