16 Dec '11, 8pm

[email protected] has 700 employees in E. Cleveland & they're hiring - thanks to the new lightbulb standards.

The upcoming transition to better bulbs has generated a lot of news. For the most part, the coverage has focused on the consumer impact – the new lighting choices, the benefit to their pocketbooks, etc. That’s certainly been my primary focus – see my shopping tips here . Of course, there’s always also a healthy dose of coverage about the political shenanigans in DC. But there’s an under-the-radar element to the lighting transition that’s worth noting – what it means for the lighting industry and lighting jobs right here in America. As many of my colleagues have noted in their blogs – these lightbulbs standard have helped to drive a technology revolution in our Heartland. Here’s a quick sampling. In East Cleveland, Ohio GE created the first Energy Star certified incandescent replacement LED bulb. And with 700 people already working at the campus, they are currently “hiring ...

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