Halogen Lamps help minimize energy waste.

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Designed to replace higher wattage, standard PAR 38 lamps, HIR Plus(TM) Lamps come in 45, 48, 54, 60, 67, and 83 W spots and floods. Units combine silver-coated reflector technology with thin-film HIR filament tube design. Suited for interior and exterior settings, lamps can be used for accent lighting, merchandising displays, and general illumination in offices, lobbies, and public buildings. UV-B and UV-C radiation is virtually eliminated, minimizing fading and discoloration.

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Difference Maker: High-Efficiency HIR Plus Lamps Offer Best Lumens Per Watt

CLEVELAND-GE Consumer & Industrial's new HIR Plus(TM) lamp is the highest energy efficient PAR 38 in the marketplace as measured by lumens per watt (LPW). A powerful new instrument for retailers and other commercial end-users fighting to reduce energy wastefulness-available in 45-, 48-, 54-, 60-, 67- and 83-watt spots and floods-the HIR Plus(TM) is designed to replace higher wattage, standard PAR 38 lamps while delivering as much as a 54 percent reduction in energy costs.

Because the new GE lamps offer over two times the rated life of standard halogen lamps (4,200 hours vs. 2,000 hours), end users will also achieve savings in maintenance costs. Throughout the life of the lamp, these advantages could amount to a 24 percent operating cost savings (assuming $2 in labor cost, 4,500 annual burn hours and $0.10/kWh) .

"Think of GE's HIR Plus(TM) lamps as investment-grade lighting," says Mark Shepard, halogen product manager, GE Consumer & Industrial. "These are highly efficient lamps that generate excitement among CFOs, energy czars and other managers who see the big picture across a chain of hundreds or thousands of stores or locations. You want these if you're the person that thinks about the total cost of light versus the initial cost of a lamp.'

GE"s exclusive silver-coated reflector technology and improved thin-film HIR filament tube design, combine to allow a 48-watt HIR Plus(TM) lamp to deliver up to 44 percent more lumens per watt than standard 75-watt halogen lamps, while producing comparable light output (970 lumens vs.1,050 lumens).

GE HIR Plus(TM) lamps serve virtually any lighting purpose in interior and exterior settings. Applications include accent lighting, merchandising displays and general illumination in offices, lobbies and public buildings. The robust HIR-coated filament tube and lens virtually eliminate UV-B and UV-C radiation to help reduce fading and discoloration of displays.

GE Consumer & Industrial encourages customers to work with GE distributors to address wasteful spending on energy. Several of its energy cost saving estimating tools are available online at www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/education_resources/tools_software/toolkit/. ValueLight, GE"s advanced, proprietary cost-of-light tool, is available exclusively through GE distributors.

For more information about HIR Plus(TM) lamps or other GE halogen products, please visit GELighting.com or call 1-800-GE-LAMPS. HIR Plus(TM) is a trademark of General Electric Company.

GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. Providing solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries, GE Consumer & Industrial uses innovative technologies and "ecomagination," a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges, to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection and control. General Electric (NYSE: GE) brings imagination to work, selling products under the Monogram®, Profile(TM) GE®, Hotpoint®, SmartWater(TM) Reveal®, Edison(TM) and Energy Smart(TM) consumer brands, and Entellisys(TM) industrial brand. For more information, consumers may visit www.ge.com.

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