Company Facts

History of Light

Edison's greatest contribution to the problem of electric light was in filament design. He tried more than 6,000 alternative filament materials over two years and spent $40,000 conducting more than 1,200 experiments.After testing substances from...

The Evolution of Lighting

Edison may have invented incandescent lighting, but the years since have been witness to an amazing series of improvements and new technologies, many of which were developed by the researchers at General Electric.

History of Nela Park

History of Nela Park

One of Nela's best known buildings is the Lighting & Electrical Institute, which receives thousands of customers and lighting professionals each year at its many conferences and training programs.   It began in 1879, when Edison invented...

Maryrose T. Sylvester, President and CEO
, GE Lighting

Maryrose T. Sylvester, President and CEO
, GE Lighting

Maryrose Sylvester serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting, headquartered at historic Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio. A $3 billion unit of Connecticut-based GE, GE Lighting today employs 13,000 people in manufacturing, sales...

Federal Lighting Regulations: Impact on Commercial Users

Next year, Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will change the way some commercial users light office buildings, warehouses, retail centers and other places of business. In July 2012, regulations will eliminate some linear fluorescent and halogen...

CFL vs Halogen vs LED

CFL vs Halogen vs LED

CFL CFLs contain mercury gas that produces invisible ultraviolet (UV) light when the gas is excited by electricity. The UV light hits the white coating inside the fluorescent bulb, and the coating changes it into light you can see.   Best...

CFL Myth-Busters: Righting Seven Wrongs

Myth: CFLs contain high levels of mercury. Reality: GE CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury – two milligrams on average, which is less than the tip of a ball-point pen. By comparison, older home thermometers contain 500 milligrams of mercury. ...