Olympic Rings May Decorated by LED to Shine Tower Bridge

Reportedly, Giant Olympic rings and the Paralympic Agitos, the swirling symbol of the Paralympics, will shine from Tower Bridge throughout the London 2012 Games. It is to be funded through a deal between the Mayor, City of London and London 2012 sustainability partners GE and EDF. The funding package has been made possible through sponsorship recognition for GE and EDF during the Games. Planning permission is being sought from Southwark Council and Tower Hamlets Council. Plans include the use of energy efficient LED technology to cut the energy cons...
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GE Names Nuventix SynJet® Winner of ecomagination Challenge - Global $200 Million Challenge

Nuventix, creator of SynJet® thermal management technology, has been named an Innovation Award Winner for phase II of GE's $200 million open innovation challenge, recognizing products and ideas that improve energy efficiency in the home. As a challenge winner, Nuventix has been offered the opportunity to develop a commercial relationship with GE including exploring investment opportunities, distribution partnership opportunities and development assistance with GE Global Research Centers. Nuventix was one of 15 companies selected from more than 5000 ideas submit...
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GE, Cree Deny LED Supply Deal

As Canaccord Genuity analyst has noted that Cree won a deal with GE, both the two company denied that the largest U.S. conglomerate has selected the lighting manufacturer to supply GE light-emitting diodes, disputing an analyst's assertion. "There is no basis for this rumor. We have not made a decision," said Kim Freeman, a spokeswoman for GE's appliance and lighting unit. Cree spokeswoman Erin Grohs also denied that any deal had been reached. Officials at Canaccord did not respond to requests for comment.  ...
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GE Announces Winner of Coveted 28th Annual GE Edison Award

On the eve of North America's largest lighting show, Lightfair International, GE presented its prestigious 2010 GE Edison Award to Alexander Rotsch and Andreas Schulz of Licht Kunst Licht AG, a lighting design firm in Bonn, Germany. The pair was honored during a presentation in Philadelphia on May 16, 2011, for lighting the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen, Germany, a global materials and technology group. They were presented with a personalized Steuben crystal award for their win. This was the firm's second consecutive Edison Award win. Schulz and...
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GE to Showcase Its Overhead LED Light for Office

GE is reported to showcase its overhead LED light fixtures to replace florescent tubes with thin, flat plates of light next week.   It’s said that the company will announce the line of LED Edge lighting fixtures that can be suspended from ceilings or recessed flush with ceiling tiles. The first of the products, a square troffer fixture design for recessed lighting, will be available by the end of this year. More stylish suspended fixtures are slated for release in the first half of next year.   According to GE, the four fixtures are built around coin-size L...
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Tower Bridge to Get a LED Makeover for London 2012 Olympic Games

Reportedly, to celebrate London 2012 Olympic Games, Tower Bridge wil be decorated with a new state-of-the-art lighting system following a deal that includes Olympic sponsors, GE and EDF. A new LED-based lighting system will replace the current flood lighting system under a deal between City Hall, the City of London Corporation, EDF and GE. As part of the deal EDF, who are the sustainability partners of London 2012 and a Tier One sponsor, will become the lighting electricity supplier for the Bridge and has agreed to match every unit of electricity suppl...
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Canadian Quebec hothouse to Test LED Lighting for Boosting Crop Yield and Energy Saving

It’s reported that a major tomato producer from Quebec hothouse will cooperate with McGill University and GE on trials of LED lighting aimed at boosting crop yield and cutting energy use. Les Serres du St-Laurent, which grows Savoura-brand tomatoes under artificial light year-round at a number of greenhouses in the province, will install the LED lighting in its facilities, expecting to keep costs at an acceptable level and through more efficient use of energy. GE's Canadian commercial LED lighting wing, GE Lighting Solutions Canada Co., will get ...
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GE Home & Business Solutions Appointed Maryrose Sylvester as President and CEO of GE Lighting

GE Home & Business Solutions has appointed Maryrose Sylvester as president and CEO of GE Lighting.   GE Home & Business Solutions, an $8.6B business, includes the Appliances & Lighting and Intelligent Platforms operating units. Sylvester, a veteran of 14 years at GE lighting, will report to GE Appliances & Lighting President & CEO James P. Campbell, succeeds Michael Petras who has led GE Lighting since 2008....
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GE and Canada Government Invest in LED Lighting Research Project for Commercial Greenhouses Production

To support commercial greenhouses production, GE and The Government of Canada recently announced they are each investing $1.3 million, for a research project with Les Serres St-Laurent (Savoura) and McGill University, to develop innovative LED lighting technology, which will enable Canadian greenhouse growers to become more profitable and competitive in the global marketplace....
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GE Bid for the Right to Sell LEDs in Cleveland

GE Lighting Solutions announced it would create 50 jobs in Cleveland and give the city $150,000 a year during the proposed 10-year contract in exchange for the right to sell the city LEDs.
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Latin American Largest Installation of LED Streetlights Project in Mexico

Quintana Roo’s Estate Governor Félix González Canto has declared to install 25,507 GE’s Evolve™ LED street lights in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco at the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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GE's Energy Smart® 9-watt LED Becomes ENERGY STAR the First Standard A-line LED Bulb

GE has developed a 9-watt GE Energy Smart® LED bulb to replace a 40-watt incandescent bulb in desk, bedside or hallway lamps, as the first standard incandescent shaped (A-line) LED bulb to earn an ENERGY STAR® rating.   The GE Energy Smart® 9-watt LED has a unique fin-like design, allowing it to direct light downward on the intended surface and all around, not just out the top of the lampshade.
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GE Helps American City Save Energy on Streetlights

GE has installed its award-winning Evolve™ LED roadway street lights in the city of East Cleveland to replace 45 standard-technology municipal street lights on  a one-mile block along Noble Road serves as a demonstration to other municipalities of the benefits of a higher-efficiency lighting system. It’s estimated that the new GE Evolve LED street lights will reduce the city’s energy use by 28 million watts a year.
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GE Brand LEDs Dress up Christmas Trees

To dress up Christmas trees, Santa's Best Craft, LTD., a GE Lighting licensee, is expanding its line of GE brand holiday lighting with Color Effects(TM) outdoor color-changing LEDs and adding new Easy Shape Technology(TM) to its pre-lit indoor Christmas trees. These LEDs are Energy Star(R) qualified, using 20 percent of the energy traditional lights consume and lasting up to 10 times longer.  
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GE’s Lighting's Position Paper Supports California Lighting Efficiency Laws and Industry Transformation

Reportedly, California will become a test lab in 2011, to test nationwide consumers’ reaction to new federal lighting efficiency laws taking effect throughout the country on January 1, 2012.   Under Title 20, the Golden State's energy commission has the authority to regulate lighting products used by consumers and businesses.
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John Rice Appointed to Lead GE Global Operations

Reportedly, John G. Rice, a GE vice chairman since 2005, was appointed to lead the company’s global operations by the board of directors.
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Walmart Puerto Rico Continues Its LED Lighting Innovation with GE

America retail industry leader Walmart continues its LED lighting innovation with a 22-store, island-wide move toGE Lights. The  Newly constructed Walmart stores in Puerto Rico will feature the energy efficient GE Evolve LED Area Lights.  
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GE – at the forefront of innovation and industry transformation

GE – at the forefront of innovation and industry transformation Interview with Tomoaki Kimura, General Manager of LED – Asia at GE Lighting As global LED industry is blooming with increasing awareness toward energy efficiency, LEDinside recently interviewed Tomoaki Kimura, General Manager of LED – Asia at GE Lighting to gain insights on his perspectives toward future developments in this industry.
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GE and University of Maryland Jointly Successfully Demonstrated Prototype LED Bulb

GE released a good news that scientists from GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company, GE Lighting, and the University of Maryland-as part of a two-year solid-state lighting program with the U.S. Department of Energy had successfully demonstrated a 1,500-lumen LED bulb (a standard 100-watt halogen PAR38 bulb produces 1,500 lumens) that addresses key barriers to more widespread adoption of LED bulbs for general lighting.  
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GE Improved the Performance of 1,500 Lumens LED Bulbs with Jet Engine Technology

GE has taken advantage of jet engine technology to produce 1,500 lumens LED bulbs which are half the size and weight of a 600-lumen LED downlight, and this without the thermal problems that come with high-power LEDs. Read on for more details. Because specializes in jet engines, GE has lots fluidics experts and technologies that allow it to study air flow and cooling. This helped it develop the cooling technology, using jet engine know-how, used in this prototype LED bulb:
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GE's LED Products Helps to Cut The Cost of The Chips Used in The Bulbs

According to the division's chief of General Electric, its lighting unit may draw as much as 75 percent of sales from LED products within the next decade, compared with less than 10 percent now, which means rising competition among GE suppliers is helping cut the cost of the chips used in the bulbs.   It's said that U.S. legislation will bring an end to production of the 100-watt incandescent bulb in 2012, prompting consumers to switch to other types including halogen and compact fluorescents. Lower-wattage incandescent bulbs will be phased out later.  
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Epistar Ships HV LED to GE, Philips, Osram and IKEA

Taiwan’s No.1 LED chipmaker Epistar Inc. has begun shipping its high-voltage (HV) chips to General Electric (GE), Philips, Osram and IKEA.
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The Road to Energy Savings: GE Introduces New, Award-Winning Cobrahead LED Street Light

GE Lighting Solutions leads an LED charge with its expansion in the roadway lighting segment: the new Evolve(TM) LED R150 Cobrahead luminaire features an advanced LED optical system that provides improved horizontal and vertical uniformity, reduced glare and improved lighting control.
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GE leads LED quality standards push to protect purchase-decision makers

For businesses and municipalities around the world, the emergence of LED lighting systems that can cut lighting energy costs as much as 80 percent and drastically reduce lighting maintenance costs has generated a desperate need for standardization of product performance claims.
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GE LED Garage Light Fixture Takes Parking Deck Lighting to New Heights

For areas with low mounting heights, the GE Evolve LED Garage Light Fixture from GE Lighting Systems, Inc. provides a long lasting, energy-efficient lighting solution. It delivers 50,000 hours of rated life at 70 percent initial lumens, and greatly reduces maintenance and re-lamping costs in parking garages, warehouses, walkways, stairways and service stations.
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Lighting Breakthrough: New GE LED module simplifies lighting, makes luminaires upgradeable and serviceable

Simple clockwise twist mates the LED module to the fixture housing for necessary thermal, electrical and mechanical connectivity; GE commercializing through luminaire manufacturers
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GE and Israel's Power Paper to jointly-develop OLED Lighting battery

It’s said that GE and Israel's Power Paper will jointly-develop self-powered (battery) OLED Lighting. The project will combine Power Paper's paper-thin, flexible batteries with GE's OLEDs. The company says that the new OLED products will cost less, be more effective and will be reliable and shock-resistant.
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Champs Elysees Gets Festive in Fuchsia with GE Lighting

One of the world’s most famous street in Paris, the Champs Elysees has been illuminated this year again with a stunning display of fuchsia festive lights thanks to GE Lighting, which has been a partner of this annual event since 2002.
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Starbucks Installing LED Lighting in 8000 Stores

Starbucks Coffee Company recently has begun implementing its LED lighting conversion program, the result of an alliance with GE Consumer & Industrial to develop a solution that will help reduce energy consumption as well as utility and maintenance costs at Starbucks stores around the world.
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New Survey Shows Consumers Plan to Save Energy This Holiday Season with LED Christmas Trees

If the results of a new consumer opinion survey translate into consumer action, then pre-lit LED Christmas trees could be the hit of the season.
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE