Industrial focus boosts lineup at GE Lighting

Industrial focus boosts lineup at GE Lighting
LED manufacturer sought market entry as demand emerged

By Chuck Soder, Crain’s Cleveland Business

GE Lighting wants to start lighting up factories and warehouses with LEDs.

GE Lighting CEO Maryrose Sylvester.
Photo Credit: McKinley Wiley

The company’s fast-growing LED business dove into the industrial market on Nov. 26, when GE Lighting agreed to buy Albeo Technologies Inc. of Boulder, Colo., for an undisclosed price. Continue reading

New Lighting Standards in 2012

Beginning in 2012, common light bulbs sold in the United States will use 25 percent to 80 percent less energy. The new bulbs offer a wide range of color and brightness. Many of them last longer than traditional bulbs. Lighting standards phase in from 2012-2014 and don’t ban any specific bulb; they state bulbs need to use about 25 percent less energy. Continue reading