Boston-Based Current Is Now on GE’s Chopping Block

The first General Electric Co. division to set up a presence in Boston is now on the list of businesses that CEO John Flannery wants to sell. During his first presentation to GE shareholders on Monday, Flannery laid out his

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Change Catches Up with GE by Doug Chandler

The U.S. electrical industry has been buzzing with speculation about the direction of one of its foundational companies following announcements that General Electric is looking for a buyer for GE Lighting and that long-time chief executive Jeffrey Immelt will step

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Current, Powered by GE Reaches Digital Lighting Milestones with 200 Million Square Feet of Wireless Controls

Over the past year, the company has expanded its development partner ecosystem to more than 100 companies, and its Daintree wireless control networks are now installed across locations spanning 200 million square feet of space in commercial buildings, retail stores

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General Electric Wants Out of the Lightbulb Business

Sale of business that once defined GE, co-founded by Thomas Edison, could fetch $500 million. The commercial lighting business rolled into GE’s newer company Current is not part of the sale discussion. While nearly all of GE Lighting products are

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AT&T and Current, Powered by GE, Team Up for IoT

Two companies with extensive history in infrastructure and communications technology are teaming up to help accelerate the digital era of urban development. AT&T and Current, powered by GE, have announced an exclusive agreement to connect cities across the United States

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McDonalds Measures Power with Current, Powered by GE

Current, Powered by GE today introduced a new digital energy management solution for commercial and industrial facilities. The new tool, which is built on Predix*, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, is already being used by national customers including

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Qualcomm Partners with Current, Powered by GE at its San Diego Smart Campus

The Qualcomm Smart Campus in San Diego is upping its IQ with the addition of smart, digital sensing technology. As part of the deployment, Current’s sensors will detect and analyze building occupancy levels to help control lighting and HVAC in

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GE Lighting to Exit Asia, Latin America; Announces New ‘Incubation Lab’

A move that’s connected to the company’s recent decision to drop traditional lighting technologies and focus entirely on LEDs. It also plans to open an incubation lab that will hunt for new ways to use LEDs to create “connected home”

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Current, Powered by GE Expands SSL Ecosystem

Celect, RetailNext, VideoMining, Motionloft, Soofa, and Comlight are its newest smart LED-based lighting ecosystem partners with each of the ventures planning to integrate network-centric software or hardware with Current solid-state lighting (SSL) products and networks as well as the Predix

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Current, Powered by GE Forges Alliance With IoT Software Specialist Tridium

The new energy and lighting group Current, powered by GE said it has entered an alliance with a division of Honeywell International to help it collect and analyze data from commercial and industrial buildings as part of its Internet of

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Current, Powered by GE, Acquires Daintree Networks to Transform Buildings from Idle to Intelligent

Current, powered by GE, announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service offering to small- and medium-size

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GE Strikes Deal to Install LED Lighting at 5,000 J.P. Morgan Bank Branches

Under the deal, Current will replace some 1.4 million existing lights with LEDs, covering 25 million square feet, over the coming two years. The deal also is a shot in the arm for Current, which is based in Boston headed

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Shakeup at GE Lighting: Unit Gets New CEO; Changes Ignite More Sale Rumors by Chuck Soder

GE Lighting is undergoing major changes — just like the rest of the lighting industry. General Electric cut the business into two parts last fall, which sparked a shakeup at GE Lighting and reignited rumors that it might be sold.

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GE’s Intelligent Streetlight Comes to NYC

Watch the video… Connecting a city to the Industrial Internet drives the change that can help turn challenges into opportunities. From parking optimization to more efficient emergency responses and more, the possibilities are endless. Imagine if your street light could

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GE Lighting Disappears in Radical Restructure by Mark Halper

How do you make a viable business out of selling price-wracked LED lighting? If you’re a big industrial conglomerate like General Electric Co., you basically stop treating the bulbs as a sales and profit item, and instead consider them as

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G.E. to Spin Off New Energy Technologies in One Company

General Electric, which has been moving to shed a number of divisions and return to its roots as an industrial behemoth, is creating a company to house developing energy businesses. The company, to be called Current, will focus on providing

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