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EPA Names GE Lighting as an ENERGY STAR 2002 Partner of the Year; GE Lighting Earns Award For Energy Efficiency On 10th Anniversary Of ENERGY STAR

Published 03-28-02

Submitted by General Electric Company

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named GE Lighting as an ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year for its commitment to making and selling energy-efficient products that save consumers money on energy bills. GE Lighting was recognized at a special 10th Anniversary awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2002.

GE Lighting has been honored for its leadership in manufacturing and promoting products that carry the ENERGY STAR label. In fact, last year the business kicked off its "GE and You...Saving America Energy Campaign" to promote energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, as well as the new GE Lighting Auditor (GELA) -- which is an online tool that quickly and simply measures the following three elements of lighting in a home, school or business:

1. The dollars currently being spent on energy;

2. The total dollars that could be saved by using energy-efficient products;

3. Which energy-efficient, replacement light bulbs should be used.

"We developed a national energy campaign to help businesses and consumers realize the significant cost savings of energy efficient lighting," said Tom Davey, GE Lighting's General Manager, Commercial & Industrial Sales. "And, we will continue to offer innovative new products and programs to support this very important initiative."

The ENERGY STAR Award is given to a variety of organizations to recognize their efforts to manufacture or sell products that provide significant cost savings to consumers. This year, the ENERGY STAR program is celebrating a decade of environmental protection through voluntary participation by leading U.S. businesses and organizations.

In 2000, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR and its partners, saved enough energy to power ten million homes and reduce air pollution equivalent to that from ten million cars.

"On ENERGY STAR's 10th Anniversary, we are proud to acknowledge GE Lighting as a leader in manufacturing and promoting energy-efficient products. In the last decade, more than 750 million ENERGY STAR products have been sold," said Kathleen Hogan, director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnership Division. "These products have brought great savings to people across the country."

For more information regarding GE Lighting's full line of energy efficient products, visit or call 1-800-GE-LIGHT.

About GE Lighting

One of the General Electric Company's major businesses (NYSE:GE), GE Lighting is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. A leader in lighting 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 lighting products for commercial, industrial and consumer markets.


ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. The program was introduced by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR now works with more than 7,000 partners to improve the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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