GE Lighting and Cooledge Lighting Collaborating on Next-Generation LED Light
EAST CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- GE Lighting has
entered a joint-development agreement with Cooledge Lighting Inc. to
develop a customized GE Lightechâ„¢ LED power-supply driver as a key
component in Cooledge's first full range of LED light sheet solutions
for fixture companies, which debut this week at the LightFair
International trade show in Philadelphia (Cooledge Lighting booth
3712 and GE Lighting booth 2101).
GE Lighting's JDA with Cooledge extends beyond the LED driver
integration to include the development of high performance LED
phosphors and LED solutions targeting a wide range of commercial
applications including signage and retail refrigeration applications.
"Our technology and application teams appreciate the range of
possibilities enabled by this new LED form factor," says Maryrose
Sylvester, president & CEO, GE Lighting. "These Cooledge light sheets
advance the art of light fixture design by combining the application
features of organic light emitting diodes with the cost and
performance of LED technology."
Cooledge's flexible LED light sheets are engineered to provide
high-quality lighting with luminous efficacies exceeding 120
lumens-per-watt and 50,000-hours of life. The light sheets utilize a
highly dense pattern of LEDs on a thin plastic substrate.
"I know the depth and breadth of GE Lighting's global technology
organization and its commercial channel expertise will accelerate the
broader adoption of Cooledge LED light sheet technology," says C.
Wade Sheen, CEO, Cooledge Lighting. "We're inspired by GE Lighting's
vision and support, and eager to show the lighting design and fixture
manufacturing communities what the future of lighting can be --
starting this year."
The unique form factor of Cooledge's LED light sheets allows large
panels, long lengths and the ability to conform to a wide variety of
shapes -- eliminating many of the constraints and challenges imposed
by traditional LED lighting options. Luminaire designs using the LED
light sheets can be fluid and minimal, also permitting unique
material choices in many cases. Based on Cooledge's patented
technology, this new medium of light requires no additional
heat-sinking or thermal management.
To learn more about innovation in LED light sheet system designs,
About Cooledge Lighting Inc.
Cooledge is a venture backed start-up focused on delivering high
value solid-state lighting solutions to the general illumination
market. Founded in 2009, Cooledge is currently in the development
stage of the company with the product launch of a flexible LED light
sheet coming at Lightfair 2013 in Philadelphia, PA, April 23-25,
About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to
develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light
their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential
settings. The business employs about 15,000 people in more than 100
countries, and sells products under the RevealÂ® and Energy SmartÂ®
consumer brands, and Evolve â„¢, GTxâ„¢, Immersionâ„¢, Infusionâ„¢,
Luminationâ„¢, Albeoâ„¢ and TetraÂ® commercial brands, all trademarks of
GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build
a world that works better. For more information, visit
50 Years of LED Innovation
Oct. 9, 1962, GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr. invented the first
practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED). In the 50
years since, GE has been on the forefront of LED innovation. The
company has released inspired LED products for both residential and
commercial settings, from the first ENERGY STARÂ®-qualified A19-shaped
LED bulb to LED street lighting that illuminates cityscapes the world
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