Completion of LED Street Lighting Pilot Project in Partnership with Ambattur Municipality

Bangalore, Oct 22th 2012: GE Lighting, a division of GE, today announced the successful completion of  its LED street lighting pilot project at Ambattur Municipality as a part of it Corporate Social Responsibility to support Ambattur municipality's Council Resolution No. 566 to move forward with Ecologically Sustainable Development. 

The system has been functional for nearly 2 years. Speaking about the pilot project, Ambattur commissioner said, “The test installation done by GE is greatly appreciated by the local community. Replacing the conventional lighting with LED has resulted in sizable energy savings and a significant improvement in the quality of light. The local residents, shop keepers and commuters are really pleased with the lighting and feel the roads are a lot safer now” 

Speaking about this pilot, Mr. Himamshu Prasad,  President & CEO, GE Lighting India said, “We would like to thank the Ambattur Municipality for giving GE Lighting the opportunity to partner them on this Ecological Sustainability project. We now look forward to deploying our LED street lighting technology on a larger scale”
 “Our LED range of products and solutions will enable our customers to leverage our unique technology to create an aesthetically pleasing environment while lowering the energy consumption resulting in significant cost savings” Mr. Prasad added.

GE's products have been designed to specifically suit the harsh environmental conditions in India. For example: Higher Ingress Protection (IP 66) with Pressure Die Cast construction has been incorporated to protect the LED system from rains and dust, and wide Input Voltage drivers are used to handle significant voltage swings.”

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In India GE Lighting is headquartered in Bangalore and has regional offices pan India. GE Lighting offer a complete range of Lighting products for various applications such as retail, commercial, industrial, roadway, stadiums etc. GE's Lighting Technology Design Center (LTDC) in Bangalore is National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited and offers state of the art fixture design, development and test capabilities. These designs are put through rigorous testing including Photometry, Ingress Protection, Thermal and Endurance Testing to ensure that the products launched to mass production are of international quality. GE Lighting takes pride in offering a complete solution for any application starting with a 3D simulation following by a detailed lighting design for effective and energy efficient lighting of any environment.

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