NEMA reports drop in lighting equipment demand during second quarter 2006

After registering a six-year high in the first quarter of 2006, Rosslyn, Va.-based NEMA's Lighting Systems Index declined 2.2.3% during the second quarter. As in the prior quarter, the topline index was bolstered by gains in domestic shipments of emergency lighting, fixtures, and fluorescent ballasts.

Despite the drop, NEMA reports that the overall level of domestic shipments remains healthy, as evidenced by the index's 4.6% gain from a year ago and 13% growth over the past three years.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.