|Predecessor(s)||National Electric Lamp Company / National Electric Light Association
GE Edison lamp division
|Headquarters||East Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Revenue||~3$ billion (2011)|
In 1911 GE was found to have acquired three quarters of the National Electric Light Association, an association of lighting product companies through which GE had licensed its patented products; this trading arrangement was the subject of an antitrust investigation, and as a result the association was dissolved. GE subsequently acquired several of the association's member companies. These were later consolidated with the Edison lamp division.
Partnerships and Acquisitions
In July, GE Lighting entered a licensing agreement with Nuventix for its LED cooling technology and invested $10 million into the company. Two weeks later, the company announced its plans to buy Lightech, acquiring its LED and halogen power supplies, for a deal reportedly worth between $15 million and $20 million.
- Jeremy Lemer; Ed Crooks (14 October 2010), "GE sees big change from energy efficiency", www.ft.com (Financial Times)
- "History of Nela Park: GE Commercial Lighting Products", www.gelighting.com, retrieved 22 July 2011
- William E. Rothschild (2006), "Using licenses to maintain competitive positions / How to come out ahead even when you lose", The secret to GE's success, McGraw-Hill Professional, pp. 27–28
- Josephine Young Case; Everett Needham Case, "8. General Electric and "Fair Competition"", Owen D. Young and American enterprise: a biography, David R. Godine, p. 808, "(footnote 6) In converting the old National Electric Lamp Association ... into a fully acknowledged lamp division, GE had not yet consolidated it with its Edison lamp division"
- GigaOm. "A Better Way to Cool LEDS Gets Attention from GE."
- GigaOm. "GE To Buy LED Tech Maker Lightech".
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