Metal Halide Lamp enhances color with white light.

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ConstantColor(TM) CMH SPXX 350 W ceramic metal halide lamp has color rendering index (CRI) of 92, compared to company's traditional lamps with CRI of 70. This provides improved color consistency while still maintaining crisp, white light. Better color rendering makes textures and colors take on true-to-life appearance, making lamp suitable for retail, commercial, and industrial applications.

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GE Lighting Launches New 350 Watt ConstantColor(TM) CMH SPXX at Lightfair 2002

New Product Maximizes Color and Performance with Added Energy Savings

CLEVELAND, OHIO - July, 2002 - GE Lighting is pleased to add a new member to its team of innovative ceramic metal halide (CMH) lamps. The 350 Watt ConstantColor(TM) CMH SPXX combines a high color rendering index (CRI) with improved color consistency and lumen maintenance - all while providing superior energy efficiency over comparable products.

Featuring a CRI index of 92, compared to traditional 350 Watt quartz metal halides with a 70 CRI, GE's new ConstantColor CMH SPXX is the ultimate compact light source for applications where color and efficiency are essential, while still maintaining the crisp, white light of a metal halide. Its exceptional color rendering makes textures and colors take on a true-to-life appearance, making the lamp ideal for retail, commercial and some industrial applications.

"Many of our retail customers have embraced the concept of a high efficiency metal halide as the general lighting source for their stores," said Gus Lanese, GE Lighting's HID Product Manager. "Now, with the new 350 Watt ConstantColor(TM) CMH SPXX, they can have excellent color rendering and color consistency as well."

The CMH technology used in the new ConstantColor CMH SPXX offers enhanced color consistency from lamp to lamp. Color variation is dramatically smaller than with a standard metal halide (+/-200K).

For more information regarding GE Lighting's new 350 Watt ConstantColor CMH SPXX, visit the company's Web Site at 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.

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