General Electric, or simply GE, is one of the largest groups of companies in the world. The "Lighting" division produces a wide range of efficient lighting solutions for business and private customers. After Thomas Alva Edison laid the foundation for the creation of GE in 1879 with the invention of the incandescent lamp, it is not surprising that GE Lighting is now one of the largest lamp manufacturers in the world. GE Lighting is a serious alternative to the products of Osram and Philips. GE Lighting not only offers the classic technology in high-quality design at a very good price-performance ratio - such as FL lamps (T8/T5 etc.), HID lamps, halogen or energy-saving - but also develops new technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or luminaires that are more efficient, more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly than ever before. Customers in the commercial, industrial and private sectors benefit greatly from this. The technology innovations and the ecomaginationSM initiative will enable GE Lighting to offer more products and services that help consumers meet today's environmental challenges.