NEWS IN BRIEF
New life for factory site

The redevelopment of GE Lighting’s old factory site in Leicester could create 1,000 jobs.

The site has been empty for three years since the company closed the plant with the loss of 400 jobs. The company has concluded a deal with Solihull-based First Industrial Developments.

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French phase-out

French lighting manufacturers and wholesalers have agreed a voluntary deal to phase out inefficient fluorescent luminaires.

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Alliance opens UK HQ

Alliance Lighting has opened an office in the UK directed by Mark DeVries from Alliance Lighting in the US and Douglas James of Whitegoods in London.