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The Institute

Founded in 1933, The Institute at historic Nela Park, Cleveland, Ohio, was the first facility of its type in the world.

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Environmental Lighting

GE Environmental Lighting Center

Visit our one-stop resource to find the latest information, tools and materials on environmental and legislation matters within the lighting industry.

Environmental Lighting Center

ESCO Energy Services Program

GE Lighting Glossary

GE Lighting FAQ's and Lighting Glossary

Find answers in the GE Lighting glossary when you need to understand terminologies used in the commercial lighting industry.

Lighting Glossary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the LED

    Fifty years ago, 33-year-old GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr., invented the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode (LED), a device that GE colleagues at the time called "the magic one" because its light, unlike infrared lasers, was visible to the human eye.

    Watch as Holonyak recounts that fateful day fifty years later.