The Institute at Nela Park | Current by GE
The Institute at historic Nela Park in Cleveland was founded in 1933 as the first facility in the world devoted to the teaching of lighting. Learn more.
Spots Available for Upcoming Courses at The Institute
Expand your lighting knowledge at The Institute. Seats are still available for upcoming classes including Fundamentals of Lighting, Intermediate Lighting, Basics of Controls, LED Outdoor Lighting
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.
Thomas Edison and GE
By aligning multiple businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace, Thomas Edison laid the path for today's GE.
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.
Meet The Institute Staff
Introducing, The Institute staff members - Read staff bios and learn more about our instructors' level of expertise.