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Founded in 1933, the Lighting Institute at historic Nela Park, Cleveland, Ohio, was the first facility of its type in the world devoted solely to the teaching of lighting.
The importance and value of education and training have never been more important. The challenges of energy and environmental management require solutions with the latest technologies that can drive operating efficiencies and profitability.
Today, more than 4000 visitors a year experience the Lighting Institute. With lighting demonstrations and simulations, attendees are active participants in the workshops and discussions led by the Institute's world-renowned staff.
Lighting Classes at the Institute
More than 6,000 people attend various courses and workshops hosted at the Institute each year.
It began in 1879 when Edison invented the carbon filament lamp. The General Electric Company was formed by merging the Edison Electric Company and the Thomson Houston Company on April 15, 1892. That year, the company employed 10,000 people and had $20 million in sales.