Fixture Frenzy: Fixture Makers Picking GE's Vio™ High–Power White LED

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2008 — (NYSE: GE)  Fewer than 12 months after the introduction of GE's exclusive Vio™ high-power white LED, five lighting fixture manufacturers are marketing and selling commercial and residential fixtures that incorporate the violet–based, chip–on–board LED package from Lumination, LLC, GE Appliances & Lighting's LED business.

''These fixture OEMs are to be commended,'' says David Elien, Lumination's president and CEO. ''They're leading a shift toward accent and general lighting with efficient, reliable GE LEDs that will last as long as the fixture. This is the future of lighting.''

Vio™ high–power white LEDs produce less than a 75–Kelvin color shift over a 50,000–hour rated life, which means they are able to overcome many of the inherent color control issues of standard blue with yellow phosphor or red–green–blue LED devices. This enhanced color stability allows Vio to more closely mirror halogen or incandescent light quality.

''We like the violet LED technology because it minimizes color variation but still allows for color temperature flexibility,'' says Douglas Grove, president of 3Style Architectural Lighting, the first fixture company to commit to using the GE LED in a fixture. ''This mix of consistency and control makes it a perfect choice for general or specialized lighting applications, such as under–shelf, pathway, or accent down lighting.''

OEMs currently offering Vio–powered fixtures include:
  • 3Style architectural lighting
  • Ardee lighting
  • Barbican architectural products
  • Gardco
  • Lightolier
Grove adds: ''The GE Vio offers the best balance of quality white light, life and energy efficiency with the most vivid color rendering.''

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About Lumination, LLC
Lumination, LLC, a subsidiary of General Electric Company, drives innovation, energy efficiency and cost savings for customers that use LED products, systems and solutions. Fitted with robust, low–voltage, long–life LED light engines, Lumination solutions deliver world–class, GE–grade performance. For more information, please visit www.led.com.