Lamps utilize HIR thin-film technology.

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Silv-IR lamps feature silverized reflector, are up to 35% more efficient than standard halogen lamps, and are rated 4,000 hr. HIR thin-film technology recycles wasted infrared energy into usable light, reducing heat by 50% versus standard halogen, providing a more comfortable environment. Lamps are suitable for recessed cans or track lighting to provide accents and highlights.



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GE Lighting Launches SILV-IR Halogen Lamps


Silverized Reflectors Offers Exceptional Life, Robust Filament and Crisp, White Light

CLEVELAND, OHIO - September, 2002 - Due to its crisp, white light, halogen technology has been the lamp of choice for a variety of applications. Now with the new GE Silv-IR, retailers and designers can enjoy the 100 percent color rendering index (CRI) attributes of halogen with the added benefits of long life and energy efficiency. In fact, the Silv-IR is up to 35 percent more efficient than standard halogen lamps, resulting in less energy costs. The new Silv-IR also offers a silverized reflector and robust filament design, helping to reduce maintenance.

Ideal for recessed cans or track lighting to provide dramatic accents and highlights, GE Silv-IR lamps are rated 4,000 hours, which is up to 60 percent longer than regular halogen (2,500
hours) and 33 percent longer than GE's standard HIR lamps (3,000 hours), while delivering the same high output. In addition, longer life means fewer lamp changes, and fewer disruptions due
to burned out bulbs.

"The Silv-IR was developed to address the needs of our customers, and takes them one step further," said Mark Wells, GE Lighting's Product Manager-Halogen. "With this product, customers can have the quality of light they have grown to expect with halogen, with the significant benefits of longer life and greater efficiency."

Making the Silv-IR a GE exclusive is its specialized HIR technology. HIR thin-film technology recycles wasted infra-red energy into usable light, reducing heat by 50 percent versus
standard halogen and providing a more comfortable environment.

For more information regarding the Silv-IR, or other products available through GE, please visit GE Lighting's Web Site at www.GELighting.com or call 1-800-GE-LAMPS.

One of the General Electric Company's major businesses (NYSE:GE), GE Lighting is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. A leader in lamp technology, manufacturing and marketing in
the global lighting industry, GE Lighting has operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Today, the company manufactures approximately 7,000 various lamp products
for commercial, industrial and consumer markets. www.GELighting.com.

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