GE Lighting Earns Recognition for Three Fixture Designs in Next Generation Luminaires™ Competition

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — March 20, 2013 — (NYSE: GE) GE Lighting has received recognition for three products in the 2013 Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Indoor Competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL awards were created to recognize excellence in energy-efficient LED commercial lighting unit design.

GE’s Albeo™ ABHX-Series LED High Bay lighting fixture has been recognized in the category of “Industrial Luminaires - high bay.” The ABHX-Series LED lighting fixture, a product of GE Lighting’s recent acquisition of Albeo Technologies, is designed for warehouse lighting as well as storage and other areas with high ceilings. It covers a wide range of light outputs that include 400W to 1500W HID and four- to eight-lamp T5/T8 HIF high bay lighting. It is the next generation of the award-winning H-Series, which was the first one-for-one LED replacement for up to 1500W metal-halide systems.  Utilizing the same innovative heat sinking and LED technology, the ABHX-Series offers more lumens from fewer modules and can be equipped with wireless and motion controls.

Also earning recognition is GE’s new Lumination™ EL Series LED Luminaire, an ultra-thin suspended fixture designed for retail and office spaces. When switched on, the Lumination EL Series LED Suspended Luminaire produces an even glow, and when off appears nearly transparent with individual LED diodes hidden inside the frame so as not to detract from the look of the environment where it is installed. The uniformly illuminated LED blade is suspended from the ceiling and powered with GE’s Intrinsx™ Optical Technology that maximizes the performance, control and efficiency of each LED diode—directing otherwise wasted light to where it is needed.

Designed to deliver efficient lighting for commercial applications, the GE Luminaires – IP Series fixtures were recognized for their long life as well as lower maintenance and operating costs. Delivering 100 lumens per watt, the IP Series provides a visually appealing light with minimal glare.

A total of 156 products were proposed for submission to the 2013 NGL indoor competition and 99 made it to the judgment phase. The judges then identified 28 products as Recognized, meaning that they were considered worthy of specification in the application for which they were designed. NGL entries are evaluated by a panel drawn from the architectural lighting community and are judged on lighting quality, appearance, serviceability, efficacy, value, and dimming. 

Outdoor products were evaluated separately, and winners were recognized Feb. 14 at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, Calif. GE Lighting’s Evolve™ LED Scalable Cobrahead fixture earned a Best-in-Class designation in the “Roadway Lighting” category.

For more information or to view the NGL Indoor Showcase brochure that highlights all winning fixtures, visit http://www.ngldc.org/.

For more information about GE’s high bay fixtures, visit www.gelighting.com. To learn more about GE’s commitment to innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth, visit www.ecomagination.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 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, AlbeoTM 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.

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