GE Lighting and Quirky invention company have made the world’s smartest light …
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We are in a whole new world and lighting is the “gateway” into home products,” Maryrose Sylvester, president and CEO of GE Lighting.

Home lighting will be in the palm of your hand if GE Lighting and Quirky are successful at persuading consumers to buy new smart LED bulbs, the first of many consumer products  that are controlled by a smart phone.  

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Light bulbs are about to get a lot smarter — smart enough to let consumers control their household lighting from anywhere with Internet or cellular access.

Five-year old Quirky.com, an on-line invention company, has teamed with 122-year-old General Electric Co. to create an easy, intuitive digital system controlling LED household lighting.

The result is the GE Link — a “smart bulb system” created by the two companies that is controlled with a smartphone. The bulb and operating hardware are sold at Home Depot, both online and in stores.

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Larson Electronics Releases 150 Watt Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture that …
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10/24/2014 01:30:00 PM

The Larson Electronics EPL-HB-150LED-RT-480V explosion proof high bay light fixture provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. LED technology and a compact design make this lamp an excellent replacement upgrade option for the older, bulky and high maintenance cost fixtures.

This Class 1 Division 1 & 2, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 explosion proof light fixture provides 12,500 lumens of high quality light while drawing only 150 watts. The copper free aluminum alloy body is powder coated for added durability and an attractive aesthetic appearance. Special heat dissipating design in conjunction with LED technology helps this fixture to achieve an excellent 60,000 hour rated lifespan with 80% lumen retention. Light weight and a low profile make this unit an attractive alternative to larger and heavier older fixtures and require much less hardware to install.

This light is multi-voltage capable and can be operated with 347-480 VAC, 50/60Hz without any modifications. 347V is common…………… continues on Twice

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