The Institute at Hendersonville Has Opened Its Doors
The expanded and redesigned state-of-the-art Institute will provide attendees with a cutting-edge educational and training experience that includes the latest in hands-on teaching tools. Located in beautiful Hendersonville, NC, the learning center features a central teaching auditorium, expanded classrooms and an inviting collaboration area for networking.
The University of Light
For over 100 years, Current’s Institute has been the model for lighting education and training. Today, our instructors are members of IES and LC-certified, and they offer public and custom training courses to support our industry, our partners and our customers.
The Institute @Hendersonville
The Institute @Cleveland
The Institute On-The-Road
History of The Institute
On April 18, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, 400 employees of the National Quality Lamp Division of the General Electric Company packed equipment and other business materials for a move by horse-drawn vans and motorcade to one of the world’s most unique industrial parks ever conceived and created—Nela Park.
Many of the world’s most significant lighting inventions and innovative research and development have taken place within the historic buildings of this campus. It was these world-changing lighting products that led to the founding of Current, a startup within the walls of GE, in October 2015. In the years since, Current continues to provide commercial LED lighting, controls and energy management systems to some of the world’s biggest and most recognizable brands.
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. Today, it remains a core pillar of Current and thrives as a hub of lighting innovation, research and training.
In 2021, the Institute at Nela Park will be joined by the Institute at Hendersonville, a new training center located at Current’s facility in Hendersonville, North Carolina.