GE Lighting Showcases Long-Lasting, Durable Automotive LED Headlight Technology at AAPEX

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Oct. 2, 2013 — (NYSE:GE) — GE Lighting delivers improved visibility and a long life rating for drivers with its GE NIGHTHAWK™ LED headlights, which are designed to last for 15,000 hours and draw less amperage than standard halogen headlights.    

GE will showcase its NIGHTHAWK LED headlight technology in booth #1432 at the upcoming Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), from Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Nov. 7, 2013, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The NIGHTHAWK LED headlight provides a reliable automotive exterior lighting solution that is compatible with a variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, Jeeps, off-road vehicles and classic car models from 1983 and older. Available in 5” x 7” rectangular and 7” round models, NIGHTHAWK LED headlights are a direct-fit replacement for conventional sealed beam halogen headlights.

Utilizing a standard HB2/H4 wiring connection that works with both 12-volt and 24-volt systems, NIGHTHAWK LED headlights require no adapters or special tools to install. Drivers can install each headlight within 30 minutes or less, on average.  

GE NIGHTHAWK™ LED headlights provide a long life rating and improved visibility for drivers.


Crisp, White Light
NIGHTHAWK’s filament-free LED light source provides a bright, white light with greater visibility on road surfaces when compared with standard halogen bulbs.

“The result of crisp, white LED light is a dramatic improvement in distance projection and better overall driver visibility for increased reaction time,” said Rob Gill, North American automotive sales manager with GE Lighting. “Our NIGHTHAWK LED headlights also deliver a color temperature that is close to daylight [5600 Kelvin], which improves drivers’ abilities to perceive contrast.”

NIGHTHAWK LED headlights also feature a horizontal split-lamp design, which produces a unique low beam and high beam appearance. Its sharp, low beam “cutoff” of upward light also results in very little light being cast into the eyes of oncoming drivers. Further, its non-yellowing polycarbonate lens distributes light evenly and helps protect against damage from typical road debris.

Exceptional Durability
Undergoing GE’s thorough engineering and testing procedures to deliver high-quality performance, NIGHTHAWK headlights are built using a rugged aluminum die-cast lamp housing and solid-state circuitry design to withstand rough conditions and vibration. Further, its epoxy-sealed electronics help to protect against damaging moisture and corrosion.

Automotive aftermarket distributors and suppliers can benefit from opportunities to upsell and better satisfy customers with dependable LED lighting technology that requires no maintenance beyond normal lens cleaning. NIGHTHAWK LEDs are also ideal for commercial owners/operators and fleet maintenance managers looking to improve productivity and maximize driver efficiency by helping to eliminate hazards and costly downtime associated with lamp failure.

GE’s NIGHTHAWK LED headlamps meet all DOT requirements and come with a 3-year limited warranty. For more information, visit

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