GE Appliances & Lighting
We all know that GE makes quality appliances—at least, we hope they still do—but few may know that the venerable U.S. company also is a leader in lighting technology, medical equipment, and green energy products. The WattStation electric vehicle charger is a case in point. Yeah, we know it does not seem like an actual product for the home, but we love the cool colors and such products (like the Leviton we wrote about recently) are becoming more prevalent. Besides, GE says the product is initially launched for residential or commercial applications. It’s easy to use and will also offer an optional Smart Grid interface by incorporating intelligent meters to interact with the local utility company. www.ge.com.