Current, GE Sale is on Track

The Edison Report website has posted a copy of a memo from Kevin Hefferman, Current General Manager, US & Canada that there are 5 key bidders, one of which is ABB. The company has solicited and received first-round bids for

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Lowe’s and GE Lighting Expand Partnership to Differentiate Light Bulb Offering

To help customers easily find the right light bulb for their home while also saving energy and money. As a part of this expanded partnership, Lowe’s will become the only nationwide home center to offer industry-leading GE light bulbs. Additionally,

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Chinese Firms Prepare Bids for GE Lighting Ops – Sources

(3/5 Reuters) – At least two Chinese companies are preparing bids for industrial conglomerate General Electric’s remaining lighting assets in a potentially $1 billion deal, according to people familiar with the situation. MLS Co and Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co

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News Release Announcing GE’s Fourth Quarter Results

Revenue for GE’s lighting unit, which includes GE Lighting and Current, fell to $546 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, down 7% from $584 million during the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenues for Current jumped 9%, but GE’s traditional

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General Electric Strikes Deal to Sell Portion of GE Lighting

GE has agreed to sell GE Lighting’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, as well as its Global Automotive Lighting business. The company previously announced plans to sell both GE Lighting and Current, a unit that spun

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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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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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GE Lighting to Close More Plants

GE Lighting is making the strategic decision to close plants that are working far below capacity due to consumer demand for traditional lighting at an all-time low. Last week, tEDmag.com reported the closures of two Kentucky plants and a plant

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NEMA ANNOUNCES 2016 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

ROSSLYN, Va. — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) elected Maryrose Sylvester chairwoman of the 2016 Board of Governors at its annual meeting last week. She is President and CEO of GE Lighting and Current, powered by GE, and the

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GE AND BEACON PARTNER TO DRIVE LED ADOPTION

SYDNEY, Australia — GE Lighting announced a strategic partnership with Beacon Lighting to expand the reach of its LED business in Australia and New Zealand. Beacon, operating under Light Source Solutions, will be the sole distributor for GE’s commercial and residential

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LED Light Quality Takes Bows Off Broadway in the Big Apple

We’ve published a lot of material originating with LightFair International (LFI), which took place recently in New York City, and we have a feature on the exhibits coming next month. Controls were a big story, and Philip Smallwood from Strategies

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The Industrial Internet and the Future of Lighting

Watch GE Lighting President & CEO Maryrose Sylvester discuss the massive transformation underway in the lighting industry as the old incandescent lightbulb is replaced with smart LED systems and cities, companies, and consumers are empowered to cut costs and energy

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GE Evolve LED N Series Fixtures from GE Lighting

The company says its new LED area lights, flood lights and wall packs “make it easier to optimize space for visibility and operational savings while creating a consistent and contemporary look.” Traditional outdoor area lights such as high-pressure sodium (HPS)

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Circleville GE Lighting Plant Idles Soft White Assembly Line

The GE Lighting plant in Circleville plans to idle its “Soft White” light bulb assembly line for six weeks to allow demand from retailers to catch up with supply. The Soft White line makes a halogen bulb for household use.

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Brazill Brothers to Represent GE Lighting

Brazill Brothers & Associates announced its newly formed partnership with GE Lighting, the professional division of General Electric. Brazill Brothers will represent GE Lighting across three territories including New York-New Jersey, Philadelphia and Baltimore-Washington DC. Brazill Brothers will be promoting the company’s

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GE Lighting Seen Following Appliances in Consumer Exit

The light-bulb arm is the only remaining consumer-products business within GE, which has shifted its focus to aviation and oil and gas. GE’s lighting business employs about 13,000 people and had sales of $2.7 billion last year, or about 2

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GE’s LightGrid Outdoor Wireless Control System

Municipalities can benefit from reduced energy and more efficient management of street lights through GE’s new LightGrid™ Outdoor Wireless Control System. With the technology of GE Lighting’s central management software, the LightGrid can report energy usage and other operational data

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GE Lighting Canada Uses LEDs to Light Up Calgary

GE Lighting Canada is illuminating five communities in the City of Calgary with energy-efficient LEDs, providing savings in energy, cost and maintenance. Altadore, Douglasdale, Marlborough, Tuxedo Park, and Brentwood are part of the first phase of an initiative focused on

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GE Lighting Unveils Wireless Link LED Lamp Family and Starter Kit

GE Lighting has announced the Link family of LED-based lamps that integrate ZigBee wireless connectivity and enable smartphone-based control of lighting. The solid-state lighting (SSL) products significantly undercut the market for ZigBee-based lamps, with the A19 lamps selling at Home

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GE Gets Serious About A-Line; Launches 100 watt Replacement at 100 LPW

GE Lighting engineered its 100-watt A-line replacement ENERGY STAR® LED to achieve100 lumens per watt (LPW), making it the lighting industry’s most efficient ENERGY STAR 100-watt LED replacement. This bulb is one of 40 new LED bulbs and fixtures hitting

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