Next-Generation GE Ceramic Metal Halide Ultra Lamps Score New Highs in Mean Lumen Maintenance, Color-Rendering Index

CLEVELAND, Ohio  (NYSE: GE)  GE Appliances & Lighting’s next-generation ceramic metal halide lamps for retail, accent and general-display lighting — its ConstantColor® Ultra 70-watt G8.5 lamp and G12 ConstantColor CMH® lamp — score big for retail and other commercial customers by delivering previously unattainable performance: 87 percent mean lumen maintenance and an 88 color-rendering index.

“Specifiers, retailers and OEMs interested in ceramic metal halide technology know the significance of this achievement,” says Linda Pastor, product manager – ceramic metal halide, GE Appliances & Lighting. “In addition to providing inherent ceramic metal halide energy savings and long life, our next-generation lamps make it easier for retailers to stand out by making products stand out.”

Most currently available ceramic metal halide lamps cannot provide this level of lumen maintenance and CRI. The next-generation GE lamps, available later this year for direct ceramic metal halide retrofits and OEM use, will feature a color temperature of 3,000 degrees Kelvin and a rated life of 15,000 hours.

ConstantColor® and CMH® are registered trademarks of General Electric Company.