Bright Idea: Exposed Neon Appearance in Robust GELcore LED System

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio  (NYSE: GE)  Retailers, restaurants, hotels and other building owners shifting to long-life LED channel letter signage are adding a new, exposed-neon replacement to specification sheets: the durable, long-life Tetra™ Contour LED Lighting System

Made to resemble and replace exposed neon in a variety of signage, architectural and accent lighting applications, the new system provides LED-versus-neon advantages common to GELcore products: the look of neon and light output comparable to neon, robustness, low-voltage operation, long life, unmatched cold-weather operation, and ease of installation and maintenance. The Tetra Contour LED Lighting System is up to 40 percent more energy efficient than a typical exposed neon system. Cool to the touch, the Tetra Contour LED Lighting System also provides a bright, uniform appearance and a wide viewing angle.

Potential Tetra Contour LED Lighting System applications include: border lighting, open-face channel letters, reverse-halo signs, accent lighting, art and light sculpture and cove lighting.

The weather-resistant system is comprised of a rigid, optically diffuse extruded-plastic light guide (8-foot lengths) that can be heated and formed in a shop or on the job site, and a flexible GELcore LED light engine (8-foot lengths) that fits snugly inside the light guide. Installation of the two-part Tetra Contour LED Lighting System is fast and simple - installers use standard neon mounting hardware and GELcore accessories (light-guide connector, end cap and light-engine splice connector) to create a neat, finished appearance.

Currently available colors are red and red-orange.

About GELcore
GELcore LLC, a joint venture of General Electric Company and EMCORE Corporation, drives innovation, energy efficiency and cost savings for industries that use LED products, systems and solutions. Fitted with patented, low-voltage, long-life LED light engines, GELcore solutions deliver world-class, GE-grade performance. For more information about GELcore, please call 216.606.6612 or visit