Published on Apr 19, 2013
GE Lighting's global headquarters, Nela Park, celebrated its 100th anniversary on April 18, 2013. Follow the celebration at http://www.facebook.com/gelighting !
The start of every journey begins with an idea and a vision of the future. This place is no different. Two men with imaginations sparked by Edison's electric light - Burton Tremaine and Franklin Terry - set out to build a place like no other. They looked to the future and imagined what could be discovered. And oh, what we have discovered since Nela Park was founded in 1913! You could say that we've made a lot of history, many firsts and many flashes of brilliance (see list below). The past 100 years at Nela Park have been an ever-continuing adventure of light. This place is much more than a group of buildings in Cleveland. It is and always has been a collection of men and women, driven by the spirit of inquiry. For 100 years, we have been imagining and building the future of lighting, but our journey has only just begun. How shines the past...how bright our future. We are GE Lighting: imagination at work.
Lighting History Made at Nela Park
1913: Nela Park founded
1919: Tipless bulbs perfected
1930: Photo flash lamps introduced
1933: High efficiency sodium vapor lamps introduced
1935: First Major League Baseball night game played under GE lamps
1941: GE receives patent for fluorescent lamps
1945: Fluorescent lamps brought to the market
1954: All-weather headlamps introduced
1975: Flip flash developed for Kodak film
1986: GE sodium vapor lamps light the Statue of Liberty
1989: Halogen Infra-Red Reflecting Lamp (HIR) introduced
1991: ConstantColor® PreciseTM introduced
Early 2000s: New and improved T8 system created
2001: Reveal® product line introduced
Learn more about how GE is lighting our present and future at http://www.gelighting.com.
For more on the 100th anniversary celebration, including photos, visit the GE Lighting Newsroom: http://pressroom.gelighting.com/news/....