2016-03-10

GE’s Energy Startup Current Signs Strategic Smart City Partnership with Tianjin Government

Current, GE's innovative energy company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Tianjin government on its intelligent city development during the visit of Bill Ruh, GE Digital CEO, which will enable Intelligent infrastructure by integrating networked lightings with the industrial strength Predix platform.  
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2016-02-19

GE to Upgrade J.P. Morgan's 5,000 US Branches with LEDs

Current, powered by GE, announced a deal with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to install LED lighting across most of Chase's U.S. branches. Potentially spanning 25 million square feet across roughly 5,000 branches, the project is the world's largest single-order LED installation to date. Current estimates that, once completed, the project could reduce the branches' lighting-related energy use by more than 50 percent– equal to taking nearly 27,000 cars off the road.
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2016-02-02

GE Breakups with Old Love CFL in Favor of LEDs Ahead of Valentines Season

Two weeks ahead of Valentines, GE published a heartbreaking online letter ending its long term relationship with CFL, while announcing its new passion for LEDs.The creatively written marketing stunt was highlighting an important announcement that GE will discontinue the manufacturing of CFL bulbs in the U.S. market, and shift its focus in the consumer lighting towards LED bulbs by the end of 2016.
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2016-01-11

GE's Lighting Infrastructure Upgrade Will Save Big and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Santander

As the UK's biggest ever fully-funded LED lighting retrofit, the project will see 90,000 new lights installed across the bank's UK estate of 800 branches and 13 office buildings – slashing energy use in half and reducing carbon emissions by more than 7,000 tonnes each year.
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2015-12-18

Rethinking Lighting as a Service

As the lighting industry continues to make the transformation from commodity lamp supplier to strategic lighting partner, the old financial structures and purchasing patterns are no longer fit for purpose.
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2015-10-20

EV Connect to Team up with GE to Upgrade Charging Stations for Hilton

EV Connect , a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions and its innovative cloud-based management software, announced today a collaboration with Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), to provide Hilton properties with hospitality-focused total electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Hilton Worldwide has promoted to all 3,700 of its U.S. properties EV charging solutions comprised of GE’s WattStationTM and DuraStationTM charging stations and the EV Connect charging management application specifically developed for the hospitality industry and structured for the Hilton family of properties.
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2015-10-12

GE’s New Energy Business Changes the Power Game

GE announced recently the creation of Current, a startup that combines energy hardware with a digital backbone to make power simpler and more efficient for customers.
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2015-10-08

GE’s Metamorphizing Century Old Lighting Business

When GE sold its home appliance division in September 2014 for US $3.3 billion to Swedish company Electrolux, market rumors surfaced that the company might sell its lighting business too. The company denied intentions of selling its century old lighting business at the time. Instead of selling its lighting business, GE announced it would be spinning off its commercial LED lighting business, solar energy, and energy storage devices into a new startup company on Oct. 7, 2015. According to aBloomberg report, the new business is expected to increase annual sales to about US $5 billion from its current start of US $1 billion.
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2015-10-08

GE to Spin Off LED and Other New Energy Businesses Into Single Startup Company

GE announced Current, powered by GE, a first-of-its kind energy company that integrates GE’s LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle businesses with its industrial strength Predix platform to identify and deliver the most cost effective, efficient energy solutions required by customers today and in the future. Maryrose Sylvester, who as President and CEO at GE Lighting has led the transformation of one of the company’s most iconic businesses, will lead the new enterprise. Current is backed by GE’s balance sheet and financing expertise, and committed to successfully advancing ecomagination-certified technology solutions, new business models and Predix solutions for the energy sector.
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2015-09-24

Smart Lighting Technologies to Keep Cities Safe from Quakes and Other Natural Disasters

This article is part of GE series on the Internet of Things to mark GE’s participation as a Diamond Sponsor of the IoT World Congress this week in Barcelona. Disasters like the L’Aquila earthquake, which shook central Italy in the early hours of April 6th, 2009, can cause widespread damage and take lives.
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2015-08-27

[Correction] GE Discontinues Certain Traditional Lighting Products, Turns Focus to LED Lighting

In an internal memo, GE announced it will be discontinuing production of certain traditional lighting products including HID, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and other interactive or sensor embedded lighting products as of Jan. 1, 2016.
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2015-08-17

GE Shines a Light on Torbay Streetlighting

Torbay Council has partnered with GE Lighting to deliver significant financial and energy savings as part of a major refurbishment of the street lighting assets on its main roads. Torbay Council considered that GE Lighting's tender submission provided the best solution in terms of cost, performance and service delivery to suit its requirements.
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2015-08-06

GE Teams Up with Beacon Lighting to Expand LED Business in Australia and New Zealand

GE has partnered with Beacon Lighting to expand the reach of its LED business in Australia and New Zealand.
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2015-07-27

Smart LEDs Safeguard Life and Property

The growing influence of the Industrial Internet (which connects the physical and digital worlds) is leading to designs that combine LED with wireless sensors and data-transmitting technology. When used in a ‘smart city’ environment, this kind of infrastructure is capable of far more than just lighting, providing real safety benefits for citizens. Examples of successful use of LED for safety purposes have been already implemented in cities such as Bauru in Brazil and La Garrotxa in Spain.
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2015-06-09

GE Research: UK Public Sector Risks Locking-In Outdated Technology

Embracing new technology- New research by GE Lighting and the Carbon Trust finds that most UK public bodies have begun to adopt intelligent technologies, in order to drive social, economic and environmental benefits within their estates.
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2015-06-04

GE 3-Pack 60W LED Light Bulb for Less than US $10

GE unveiled Bright StikTM LED, a redesigned, entry point 60-watt replacement LED, accelerating consumers’ transition from CFL to LED lighting—according to GE industry estimates. With an LED 3-pack for under US $10 every day MSRP, Bright Stik is available at www.homedepot.com today and in-store at The Home Depot locations nationwide starting in mid-summer.
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2015-05-28

GE: Moonlight Isn’t Enough for a Walk by the Sea

As year-round tourist hot-spots, many European seaside towns find that the influx of tourists brings its own unique set of challenges. In order to address safety concerns and minimise the impact on residents, city councils look to make infrastructure investments that improve both the energy efficiency and local ambience of the area.
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2015-05-14

GE's and Qualcomm's Smart Indoor Lighting Position System Explained

Shopping in a big department store can quickly devolve from a simple errand to an odyssey filled with frustration. What section do they put the bath towels in again? Is there a route to take that avoids the chemical attack of the perfume aisle on the way to kitchenware? Where do they put the on-sale jackets?
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2015-05-11

Data Network Communication at the Speed of Light

In this GE blog entry, Walter Kraus, the chairman of the Li-Fi Consortium, sheds insights on the different Li-Fi technologies available to the market at the moment.
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2015-05-06

GE Unveils LED-Enabled Intelligent Environments, a Glimpse into The Connected Future

GE gathered industry thought leaders and influencers from Qualcomm, City of San Diego, City of Jacksonville to share insights on how intelligent LED lighting is transforming cities, buildings and homes. The marriage of lighting and big data provides new ways to drive unprecedented efficiency, utility and experiences that will change the way we navigate our hometown, the way we shop at the grocery store and the way we live everyday life.
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2015-05-05

GE Smart LED Lighting Connects with Apple® HomeKit Ecosystem

Beth Comstock, President & CEO, GE Business Innovations, today shared GE’s plans to engineer intelligent, color-changing LED lighting compatible with Apple’s HomeKit during GE’s Connected Future event, unveiling LED-enabled Intelligent Environments capabilities for cities, buildings and homes.
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2015-04-29

Bobcat® Manufacturing Plant Saves Energy Costs with GE LED High Bay Lighting

Machine operators at a Bobcat Company manufacturing facility in North Dakota can leave one tool at home now that LED lighting illuminates their work space.
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2015-04-17

GE to Roll out Smart Streetlight Pilot Projects in San Diego and Jacksonville

Cities on both U.S. coasts will soon begin piloting new GE technology designed to help them become more intelligent and efficient. San Diego, California, and Jacksonville, Florida, will both be trialing a new GE LED solution, which uses LED street lighting installations to connect, collect and analyze data being generated, harnessing the power of the Industrial Internet to help their city run better while providing new services and conveniences for residents and visitors.
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2015-03-31

GE Expands Red Phosphor Product Portfolio for LED Displays

GE to manufacture TriGain™, GE’s family of enhanced potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphors for use in LED-based display backlight applications. The TriGain family of phosphors offers improved narrow red band performance, resulting in reds that are sharper and cleaner, enabling richer picture quality and increasing the color gamut for backlit displays. Samples of TriGain may now be obtained from GE Lighting with production quantities available in mid-2015.
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2015-03-06

GE Launches Sleep-friendly LED Lights

GE Lighting’s new Align™ technology harnesses the power of lighting to help regulate melatonin, the “sleep hormone”, production, promoting the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle
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2015-02-16

GE 4Q14 Financial Results Show Strong Growth in LED Lighting Business

GE reported strong growth in LED lighting business,but overall lighting business slid down by 1%, due to declining traditional luminaire sales.
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2015-02-10

Renovated Ingersoll Rand Facility Lit up With GE LED Lights

Ingersoll Rand is committed to advancing quality of life by creating comfortable and efficient environments for its customers, and it has applied the company mission to its own building renovations at its North American Headquarters in Davidson, N.C.
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2015-01-29

LED Streetlights Can Transform Cities into Intelligent Hubs

Agostino Renna, President and CEO of GE Lighting for Europe, The Middle East and Africa, shares in this blog entry how LED streetlights can offer so much more than just light.
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2015-01-21

GE Launches Recessed LED Track Lights

Higher lumen options, exceptional energy efficiency and sleek modern style are just three reasons to choose GE’s new Lumination™ TS Series LED Accent Lights.
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2014-12-03

GE Expands LED Outdoor Lighting Portfolio

Property owners who want to upgrade their outdoor lighting now have an inside track to more energy-efficient lighting technology with the GE Evolve™ LED N Series fixtures. The new LED area lights, flood lights and wall packs make it easier to optimize space for visibility and operational savings while creating a consistent and contemporary look.
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