Current by GE Debuts New Products at LIGHTFAIR

Current, powered by GE is bebuting a series of new products at LIGHTFAIR International in Chicago. Among the products that the company is presenting, are proprietary technologies that fit with the company’s focus on the digital transformation of lighting infrastructure.

Of the more than 25 new products and solution enhancements that Current by GE is showcasing at the conference, more than 75 percent of the new indoor and outdoor products are digitally enabled. The company notes that such digitally enabled products allow customers to continue adding new sensors and apps that will help convert their buildings into intelligent environments.

New LED Tubes Integrated with GE’s TriGain Technology

Current by GE debuted the first LED tubes integrated with GE’s patented TriGain technology to improve both their color rendering index (CRI) and R9, a saturated red crucial to color accuracy. According to Current by GE, the Lumination LED indoor fixture collection with TriGain lets commercial and retail lighting designers optimize color rendering for architectural detail and merchandise while improving energy efficiency.

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The company also released the Lumination recessed fixtures which for the first time feature integrated sensors that use one of three Daintree wireless control networks for either standalone, distributed or centralized lighting control.

The wireless options from Current by GE reportedly match Customer’s smart building application needs today or in the future.

New Patented Disinfection Technology

Current unveiled fixtures featuring GE UV-A disinfection technology that allows patients and medical staff to be present while surfaces are continuously disinfected. The company claims that the new Lumination LBT fixture with disinfection technology can inactivate or kill up to 90 percent of common pathogens. This technology can also be integrated into a wide array of Current by GE LED fixtures. Infection-related hospital readmissions, including avoidable health care-associated infections, account for about 28 percent of all-cause readmissions.

New Greenhouse Controls

The company reports that it has expanded the Arize product line of LED grow lights. These grow lights are said to optimize growth and control flowering for indoor vertical farming, growth chambers/rooms, greenhouses, and aeroponic or hydroponic operations. The most recent to the Arize line are the TopLight, LED Tube and Greenhouse Pro bulb with photoperiod control. Current asserts that these LED grow lights enable growers and operators to manage vegetative growth or rapid flowering so that plants are market-ready throughout the year.

Daintree Easy Connect and Enterprise Controls

The introduction of Daintree EZ Connect lets Current by GE customers commission a room-based wireless control system via a mobile application. Daintree designed the EZ Connect solution to upgrade the Daintree Enterprise system, which digitizes building assets with Current’s intelligent environment platform.

With Daintree Enterprise, customers can use an open API to build their own smart building solutions or choose an app from Current’s robust partner ecosystem to drive digital transformation throughout their organization. The global market for IoT in buildings is growing by 20.7 percent annually and is projected to reach $75.5 billion by 2021.

Outdoor Solutions Focus on Optics and Connected Flexibility

Current by GE says its outdoor LED solutions are recognized for their reflective optics, flat glass optical enclosures that reduce dirt depreciation, and designs that enable wireless controllability, motion sensing, and asset tracking. New roadway lighting products include the new GE Evolve LED Post Top Town & Country (EPTT). The post top LED light is compatible with GE LightGrid 2.0 and other wireless control systems and boasts improved lighting performance and reduced glare.

The company developed the new commercial outdoor fixture, the Evolve Canopy LED Soffit (ECLS) for enclosed canopy and soffit applications. The Evolve Canopy LED Soffit (ECLS) has a symmetric round optic, and it allows multiple mounting options. The Evolve Canopy, which is suitable for new construction and retrofit applications, also features a lightweight housing.

“Our lighting customers want technology that delivers measurable business outcomes,” Wesorick said. “We will always challenge ourselves to offer more options and flexibility so everyone can be prepared for the connected future.”

Company Also Presenting Products Focused on Digital Transformation of Lighting Infrastructure

Also among the products that the company is presenting, are proprietary technologies that fit with the company’s focus on the digital transformation of lighting infrastructure.

“We continue investing in cutting-edge lighting technology because it helps our customers solve problems while making their spaces more vibrant, inviting and productive,” said Melissa Wesorick, General Manager of LED Products & Technology for Current by GE. “The depth and breadth of our new products reflect our industry’s shift toward a more connected future across a wider diversity of applications.”

Of the more than 25 new products and solution enhancements that Current by GE is showcasing at the conference, more than 75 percent of the new indoor and outdoor products are digitally enabled. The company notes that such digitally enabled products allow customers to continue adding new sensors and apps that will help convert their buildings into intelligent environments.