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End of an era

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by JB, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. JB

    JB Guest

    GE do it again:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/6169102.stm
    Imminent closure of the birthplace of many HID/incandescent lighting
    innovations. A very sad day indeed for the UK lighting industry. I have many
    happy memories of my frequent trips to the labs over the last 28yrs both as
    a member of the engineering staff and later as a customer. I learned much
    from the talented and enthusiastic engineers and scientists there, who after
    all wrote many of our lighting textbooks still used today.
    The closure of Leicester was of course on the cards from the day GE took
    over, lathough the labs and manufacturing lines only really started to be
    wound down in earnest dutring the mid/late '90s, to the point at which it
    really felt like visiting a ghost town; silent empty offices & labs, paint
    peeling from corridor walls, and a general air of abandonment.
    A sad end indeed and of course a bleak future ahead for the remaining
    employees.

    JB
     
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