Next-Generation Tetra® LED Lighting Systems for Channel Letters

Create Substantial Energy Savings and Brilliant Light Uniformity
EAST CLEVELAND, OHIO — December 12, 2011 — (NYSE:GE) — GE
Lighting Solutions, LLC has released the next generation of Tetra®
LED lighting systems for channel letters. These new products
provide outstanding uniformity and use fewer modules than
previous models.

“Our next generation of Tetra channel letter products set a new
standard in LED lighting systems for signage applications,” says
Matt Tavernelli, product marketing leader, GE Lighting Solutions.
“Sign manufacturers and end users now have a superior lighting
solution that provides supreme uniformity using fewer modules.
Fewer modules means fewer components will need replaced and
repaired over time, which can translate to less maintenance and
easier installation up front.”

GE’s enhanced Tetra LED lighting systems include:

Tetra miniMAX—for small channel letters 1.5 inches in depth or
greater, the new products efficacy is 43 percent greater than the
previous Tetra miniMAX with 81 lumens per watt compared to 57
lumens per watt, uses 26 percent less energy and has 80 percent
wider stroke spacing in a 4-inch sign (9 inches versus the previous 5
inches). Also power supply loading is increased by 50 percent, from
40 feet to 60 feet.
Tetra MAX and Tetra MAX High Output—for medium channel
letters 4 inches deep and up to 36 inches high. The new Tetra MAX
is 25 percent brighter (75 lumens per foot versus 60 lumens per
foot) and its efficacy is 33 percent greater (59 lumens per watt
versus 78 lumens per watt) than previous generations. Tetra MAX
High Output is 92 percent brighter at 115 lumens per foot with 36
percent greater efficacy, and uses the same layout rules as the new
Tetra MAX so sign makers can offer two brightness and cost options
with no additional layout prep work. Stroke spacing for both is also
improved by 80 percent in a 5-inch deep sign (9 inches versus 5
Tetra PowerMAX—for large channel letters up to 4 inches deep
and 36 inches or taller, Tetra PowerMAX increases brightness by 25
percent over its predecessor (182 lumens per foot versus 146
lumens per foot) and decreases costs by increasing stroke spacing
by 50 percent in a 4-inch deep sign (9 inches versus 6 inches).The
next-generation Tetra LED lighting systems feature GE’s patented
technology OptiLens™ that maximizes LED performance by
capturing otherwise wasted light and redirecting it toward the
illuminated surface to create an exceptionally uniform channel
letter. This unique lens technology optimizes each LED to allow for
wider stroke spacing, which helps reduce the amount of material
needed in each sign.

GE is one of the largest LED lighting systems companies in the world
with an installation base that includes more than 20 million linear
feet of Tetra LED lighting systems, which demonstrates the
unmatched product reliability and ease of installation.

Tetra MAX
The next generation of Tetra® LED lighting systems for channel
letters provide outstanding uniformity and use fewer modules than
previous models. – lighting section