GE Lighting Solutions facility in Montreal expands to meet LED demand
By Anthony Capkun
April 20, 2012 – The GE Lighting Solutions product development facility for LED lighting products in Montreal, Que., is expanding to meet “increasing demand for LED products across a broad range of market segments”.
“We’ve been LED experts since 1994,” said Robert Spivock, site leader and design manager. “Due to dramatic improvements in technology and the importance now placed on environmental sustainability, we’re now seeing impressive growth in demand for new LED products. LED products offer up to 90% energy cost savings, long-lasting performance and a design and construction that is free from mercury, lead and glass.”
Since 2010, the facility has increased its square footage and manpower by 50%. Also of note, GE and the Government of Canada are involved in a joint investment ($1.3 million each) in a research project with Les Serres St-Laurent (Savoura) and McGill University to develop innovative LED lighting technology for commercial greenhouses to increase crop yields while reducing energy consumption.
On August 7, 2012, GE Lighting Solutions will host the Montreal stop on the 2012 GE Lighting Revolution Tour, a travelling showcase of the latest and brightest in lighting technology.