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Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.   

The world’s largest permanent outdoor chandelier shines and sparkles with 70 GE LED Infusion Modules. Designed by GE engineers, the 20-foot tall chandelier hangs outside in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts district in the U.S. outside New York’s Broadway. Because of Cleveland’s harsh winters, the chandelier had to be exposed to the freeze and thaw tests seen in the GIFs. In addition, instead of glass, the crystals were made from light acrylic resin, which is “practically indestructible,” says Tom Einhouse, vice president for facilities and capital at Playhouse Square. Learn more about the creation of the record-breaking chandelier here