Now believed to be the largest deployment of its kind, the American retail giant is pioneering an LED-based indoor positioning and customer engagement system that could become the biggest thing in brick-and-mortar technology since the barcode.
In an about face, the lighting giant follows Osram's lead from early this year, and acknowledges that halogens are not energy efficient by today's standards.
GE Lighting is no more. New 'Current' group embraces CEO Jeff Immelt's industrial internet strategy, treating LEDs as connected computers and cost items in a service business. Rebranded conventional lighting group keeps the old stuff, for now. It could be for sale.
Don't take it from us - those are the words of the organisation supplying the labour to install the lights.
It will soon have a quarter of a million new LEDs, so it wants to make the most of them. Bonjour Li-Fi.