GE Lighting and USG Collaborate to Create an Integrated Ceiling and Lighting System for the Design Community

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — October 16, 2012 — (NYSE:GE) — GE Lighting has teamed up with USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) to bring architects and designers a new monolithic, integrated ceiling and lighting system using cutting-edge products from two leading brands. USG’s Logix™ Ceiling System and GE’s Lumination™ LED Linear Recessed Luminaires are designed and tested together, making it simple to construct stylish new office, retail, hotel and restaurant ceiling lighting systems.
 
Lumination LED Linear Recessed Luminaires bring crisp, pleasing LED illumination to the Logix Integrated Ceiling System. By concentrating lighting in narrow bands running the length of the ceiling, Logix provides the freedom to create modern and sophisticated designs without the constraints of traditional acoustical ceilings.
 
“This collaboration was about giving the architectural community what it wanted—an uninterrupted ceiling and lighting system in one package that makes designer projects much easier,” says Jaime Irick, general manager for GE Lighting North America Professional Solutions. “When two innovation leaders like USG and GE come together as our teams have done, the results can start to reshape an industry.”
 
GE Lumination™ LED lighting and Logix™ ceiling system
Logix™ and Lumination™ make it simple to construct stylish new office, retail, hotel and restaurant ceilings.

 
GE’s Lumination LED Linear Recessed Luminaires are available in four- and five-foot fixtures measuring four or six inches wide to fit Logix layouts. They consume less electricity than traditional light sources and last years longer before needing replacement.
 
“The continuous look of Logix panels and Lumination LED lighting is ideal for environments where a clean, uncluttered ceiling is as much a fashionable as functional solution,” says Chris Griffin, USG executive vice president, operations. “It has long been a problem to piece together a custom look without the custom price, but now specifying, estimating, ordering and constructing the ceiling your customer always wanted is simple.”
 
To learn more about GE Lumination LED Luminaires, call 888-MY-GE-LED or visit www.gelightingsolutions.com. For more information about Logix Integrated Ceiling Systems, call 800-USG-4YOU or visit www.usg.com/logix.
 
Also visit www.ecomagination.com to read more about GE’s commitment to innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges.
 
About USG
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG’s worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets. USG’s wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit the USG website at www.usg.com.
 
50 Years of LED Innovation

Oct. 9, 1962, GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr., invented the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED). In the 50 years since, GE has been on the forefront of LED innovation. The company has released inspired ecomagination℠ LED products for both the consumer and professional market, from the first ENERGY STAR®-qualified A19-shaped LED bulb to LED street lighting that illuminates cityscapes the world over.
 
About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs 16,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.