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GE Lighting Congratulates Winners of 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

Inventors of blue light-emitting diode honored for advancing the lighting industry

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

CLEVELAND - Wednesday, October 8th 2014

"GE Lighting is thrilled to offer our congratulations to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for their outstanding contributions to science, which are being recognized with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics,” said Maryrose Sylvester, GE Lighting President and CEO. "It is fitting that the Nobel committee chose to honor the groundbreaking work of these three scientists, who created blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Their successful efforts, when combined with the previous discoveries of red and green LEDs, has fundamentally changed the way we see the world in the 21st century. Their visionary work has helped to transform the lighting industry, and is also instrumental in the television and smartphone industries."

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GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 13,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the reveal® and energy smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit


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