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GE’s Outdoor and Office Lighting Solutions Help MetLife Save Nearly $360,000 a Year

  GE’s Outdoor and Office Lighting Solutions Help MetLife Save Nearly $360,000
  a Year

Business Wire

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -- April 25, 2013

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) recently took out an energy savings policy with GE
Lighting (NYSE: GE)—upgrading to Evolve™ LED outdoor lighting in parking lots
at 10 office locations and switching to more energy-efficient T8 fluorescent
indoor lighting at its 650,000-square-foot administrative center in St. Louis.
Combined, these lighting solutions will save MetLife approximately $360,000 a
year while consuming about 3.5 million fewer kilowatt hours (kWhs) of
electricity.

Lighting lots for less

Beginning in February 2010, MetLife began replacing existing high-pressure
sodium and metal halide parking lot lights at eight administrative facilities
and two data centers in several states, including New Jersey, Ohio and Rhode
Island. The lots, comprising 700 parking spaces and 100 fixtures on average,
are now lit by GE’s ecomagination℠ Evolve LED Area Lights. Combined, the more
than 1,000 Evolve LED Area Lights will reduce MetLife’s electricity use
approximately 1.1 million kWhs a year, totaling a $164,000 savings.

Bringing energy savings indoors

Pleased with the progress of its LED parking lot lighting project, MetLife
went in search of additional energy savings, turning its attention to new
fluorescent office lighting at its 650,000-square-foot administrative facility
in St. Louis. More than 7,000 old T12 fixtures consuming nearly 5.1 million
kWhs a year dominated ceilings in the two-story building, home to 950 MetLife
associates. GE Lighting experts performed a walkthrough and recommended a
simplified design—lamps of many types, sizes and colors would be changed to a
single lamp type using one of two ballast types.

Nearly 13,000 GE F28 T8 linear fluorescent lamps were installed at the St.
Louis office. The new LFL design also utilizes more than 8,000 of GE’s
UltraStart® Programmed Start ballasts and a handful of UltraStart dimming
ballasts.

GE’s complete office lighting solution saves about 2.4 million kWhs of
electricity a year, a $196,000 utility cost reduction. MetLife expects to
invest these savings back into the system, possibly adding photo cells, motion
sensors and control options to optimize efficiency.

Visit www.gelighting.com to learn more.

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 Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™,
Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® 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
www.gelighting.com.

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GE Lighting
David Schuellerman, 216-266-9702
david.schuellerman@ge.com
 
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