GE and USG Ceilings™ Provide Versatile Ceiling and Lighting Solutions for Commercial Building Designers and Architects
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nov. 19, 2013 — (NYSE:GE) — Designed Together to Work Together™, GE’s LED lighting complemented by USG’s ceiling and wall solutions helps free commercial architects, designers and building contractors from the constraints of traditional design. From seamless ceilings to customized wall murals, GE and USG provide advanced engineering and striking aesthetics for commercial lighting.
Offering a break from traditional and uninspired ceilings is the USG Ceilings™ Brand Logix™ Integrated Ceiling System paired with GE’s Lumination™ BL Series LED Luminaires, presenting a tailored design element with a completely continuous, flexible and environmentally conscious system. Designed and tested together and now available in 2-, 4- and 5-foot lengths, the system makes it simple to construct stylish commercial lighting systems across the entire length of ceilings in such environments as offices, retail stores, hotels and restaurants.
Rather than using exposed fixtures, it incorporates the Lumination BL Series LED Luminaires’ seamless and narrow bands of bright, crisp light, each measuring 4 or 6 inches wide, that run the length of the room with no dark spots. This gives designers the freedom to create ceilings with a clean, finished appearance while retaining the functionality of a t-grid system for standard maintenance of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.
“Commercial building designers and architects now have more flexibility and freedom to create imaginative environments while reducing energy and maintenance needs,” said Eric Stevenson, general manager of indoor LED lighting fixtures for GE Lighting. “GE’s Lumination LED Linear Recessed Luminaires can easily connect together for long, continuous runs, establishing an innovative ceiling solution with the Logix Integrated Ceiling System.”
A product of GE ecomagination℠, Lumination BL Series LED Luminaires deliver 31-39 percent improved energy efficiency as opposed to traditional T5 linear fluorescent lamps.
GE and USG also have worked together to create other unique commercial lighting and ceiling options. The USG Ceilings™ Brand Compässo™ and Compässo™ Elite Ceiling Suspension systems provide crisp, clean island ceilings that incorporate GE LED Accent Lighting. Graceful, flowing arcs or custom ceiling trim shapes—backlit by energy-efficient lighting—can easily be incorporated and installed, adding a unique design element to any commercial space.
“We are excited to present versatile ceiling design solutions that seamlessly incorporate GE’s LED lighting,” said Scott Qualls, director of sales and marketing, USG Ceilings. “Together, we offer a contemporary alternative to traditional t-grid systems. Architects and designers now can beautifully enhance commercial spaces with energy-efficient and functional design.”
Beyond ceilings, GE and USG have created customizable murals that incorporate photos, brand logos or geometric shapes that help define nearly any space, including retail, hospitality and commercial environments. USG Ceilings™ Brand Pixels™ Wall Mounted Panels are unique wall decorations backlit by GE’s Tetra® PowerGrid architectural lighting, a modular LED system that replaces fluorescent in backlighting applications that require broad, uniform illumination. This unique LED system provides long life, energy efficiency and brilliant, uniform light across a variety of applications.
"The collaboration with USG is about giving the architectural and interior design communities what they want, including lighting systems for ceilings and walls that make design projects much easier and more flexible," says Jaime Irick, general manager for GE Lighting’s 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."
To learn more about Lumination LED lighting fixture solutions for integrated ceiling systems, visit www.gelightingsolutions.com/lumination. Read more about GE’s commitment to innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges at www.ecomagination.com.
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG Worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
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 about 14,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ 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.
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 LED products for both residential and commercial settings, from the first ENERGY STAR®-qualified A19-shaped LED bulb to LED street lighting that illuminates cityscapes the world over.