Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 15, 2010

GE LED Retrofit Lamp Wins The First Led Energy Saving Trust Approval

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, JUNE 4, 2010 - The 4W GU10 LED from GE Lighting is the first retrofit LED lamp to gain approval by the Energy Saving Trust's product certification scheme. Consuming only 4 Watts of power and allowing 80% energy savings to be achieved, this landmark approval demonstrates GE Lighting's commitment and vision to deliver groundbreaking lighting technology that saves energy; maintenance costs and reduces environmental impact. The GU10 LED lamp is now an Energy Saving Trust Recommended certified product.

Designed to retrofit international standard size and shape reflector lamps, the GU10 LED lamp opens the door to dramatic energy savings and maintenance cost reductions, with a rated lifetime of 15,000 hours.
Unlike other retrofit LED lamps on the market, the GU10 LED lamp has been shown to meet a variety of stringent criteria set by the Energy Saving Trust including beam angle, candela, colour rendering, power factor, colour temperature and physical size and shape. The Energy Saving Trust Recommended scheme only certifies the highest performing products that make a significant contribution to energy savings. All products have to be verified by Third Party Test laboratories to gain Energy Saving Trust Recommended approval. "We are delighted with the approval from the Energy Saving Trust and it is a significant milestone in the evolution of LEDs," explained Mike Barrett, Commercial Director, UK & Nordic Region at GE Lighting. "This is the first time an LED lamp has been awarded approval by the Energy Saving Trust Recommended scheme and GE Lighting has set a high standard for the industry by demonstrating what high quality, well designed LEDs in the appropriate application can achieve."

The 4W retrofit GU10 LED lamp is just one product in a range of LED retrofit lamps from GE Lighting. The company has long pioneered advanced lighting technologies with higher efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and less environmental impact. The approval of its GU10 LED lamp by the Energy Saving Trust is a testament to GE Lighting's Ecomagination initiative to bring new technologies to the market to help solve the world's toughest environmental challenges. The Energy Saving Trust Recommended scheme’s Category Marketing Manager, Toni de la Motta states, “We are pleased that GE lighting has taken this step to be the first manufacturer to certify a LED lamp on the scheme. This will undoubtedly help us to meet our objective of reducing carbon emissions from the household sector by making the most energy efficient products available to consumers.”

For further information on the GU10 LED lamp from GE Lighting visit www.gelighting.com/eu/led and to see its listing on the Energy Saving Trust website visit: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/



GE Lighting
General Electric was born from the invention of the world's first affordable incandescent lamp. A century later, GE Lighting is still bringing light to the world, developing new technologies such as fluorescents and light-emitting diodes, that operate with more efficiency, less cost and less environmental impact than ever before.
GE Lighting is part of Appliances & Lighting, which spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliances, lighting, systems and services for commercial, industrial and residential use. Technology innovation and the company’s ecomagination initiative enable GE Appliances & Lighting to aggressively bring to market products and solutions that help customers meet pressing environmental challenges. For more information about GE Lighting’s products visit http://www.gelighting.com/eu

About The Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust is the UK's leading organisation set up to try and prevent climate change by helping everybody to cut carbon dioxide emissions – the main greenhouse gas causing climate change – from their homes and transport. We promote the efficient use of energy and a low carbon lifestyle.
Through its network of advice centres, the organisation provides free and impartial advice to consumers on saving energy, domestic renewables and greener transport, and is beginning to include water saving and waste reduction advice in its remit. It also works with retailers, builders and industry to make sure that energy efficient products are available for people to choose.

Visit http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk or call your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre on 0800 512012.

About the Energy Saving Trust Recommended scheme
Run by the Energy Saving Trust, Energy Saving Trust Recommended is a scheme that certifies the most energy efficient products on the market. Launched in 2000, our objective is to certify the best performing energy efficient products and make them easily identifiable to consumers. Products certified on the scheme must meet strict energy performance criteria, set by an independent panel of industry experts.

Contact:
Kinga Kalocsai
PR & Communications Leader, EMEA
GE
Lighting
Tel: +36 1 399-1455
E-mail: Kinga.Kalocsai@ge.com

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