The Institute

Founded in 1933, The Institute at historic Nela Park, Cleveland, Ohio, was the first facility of its type in the world devoted solely to the teaching of lighting.

  • Thomas Edison and GE

    Thomas Edison and GE

    By aligning multiple businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace, Thomas Edison laid the path for today's GE.

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  • History of Nela Park

    History of Nela Park

    It began in 1879 when Edison invented the carbon filament lamp. The General Electric Company was formed by merging the Edison Electric Company and the Thomson Houston Company on April 15, 1892.

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  • Meet The Institute Staff

    Meet The Institute Staff

    Introducing, The Institute staff members - Read staff bios and learn more about our instructors' level of expertise.

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  • Classes at The Institute

    Classes at The Institute

    More than 6,000 people attend various conferences and workshops hosted at the Institute each year: sales representatives, facility managers, consultants, designers, and other end-users.

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