LED Lighting Gets Sleek Facelift From GE

Way back in 1939, at the World’s Fair in New York, GE debuted a little something known as fluorescent lighting–a tech that was subsequently swept into wide-stream use during World War II, when the country focused on ways to save energy.  Now the company is seeking to pull of a similar feat with its LED edge lighting fixtures, debuting at LightFair International 2011 in Philadelphia.

image via GE

These “sleek and stylish” recessed and suspended fixtures aim to make solid-state lighting a viable solution for widespread use in commercial and residential settings. They make use of an ultra-thin “light guide” with built-in LED technology that will make for an easy transition from existing fixtures.

The performance benefits of GE LED edge lighting as compared with fluorescent lighting–according to GE–include longer life, slimmer profile, better control (full dimming capability, etc.) and modern architectural styling.

Beyond their superior energy efficiency, GE’s LED edge portfolio of lighting fixtures also offer eco-benefits in terms of recycling, as they do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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