GE Hungary Budapest - Light Source Factory

Hungary in Europe

Light Source Factory Budapest is member of GE Appliances & Lighting Business, including a world class manufacturing, full range of support organisations and EMEA Headquarter.

The Plant was established in 1896 as Tungsram, acquisited by General Electric in 1989, so it has 120 years experience in

  • Design and development
  • Mass production
  • Worldwide distribution
  • Integration

The integrated raw material management system and own semi finished product manufacturing can provide market advantages.


Chain bridge, the most famous bridge in Budapest

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre, sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. In 2011, according to the census, Budapest had 1.74 million inhabitants, down from its 1989 peak of 2.1 million due to suburbanisation. The Budapest Metropolitan Area is home to 3.3 million people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi). Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the unification of Buda and Óbuda on the West bank, with Pest on the East bank on 17 November 1873.

The 525 square kilometres (203 sq mi) area of Budapest lies in Central Hungary surrounded by settlements of the agglomeration in Pest county. The capital extends 25 and 29 km (16 and 18 mi) in the north-south, east-west direction respectively. The Danube enters the city from the north; later it encircles two islands, Óbuda Island and Margaret Island. The third island Csepel Island is the largest of the Budapest Danube islands, however only its northernmost tip is within city limits. The river that separates the two parts of the city is 230 m (755 ft) wide at its narrowest point in Budapest. Pest lies on the flat terrain of the Great Plain while Buda is rather hilly.

The wide Danube was always fordable at this point because of a small number of islands in the middle of the river. The city has marked topographical contrasts: Buda is built on the higher river terraces and hills of the western side, while the considerably larger Pest spreads out on a flat and featureless sand plain on the river's opposite bank. Pest's terrain rises with a slight eastward gradient, so the easternmost parts of the city lie at the same altitude as Buda's smallest hills, notably Gellért Hill and Castle Hill.

Our products

Extremely wide range of non-LED applications

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • High wattage
  • Specialty
  • Showbiz
  • Automotive

High End Product Types

  • High Pressure Sodium (HPS)
  • Quartz Metal Halide (QMH)
  • Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH)
  • Full range of automotive halogen and discharge headlights

Unique technical capabilities of LSFB

  • The sole borosilicate hard glass factory in Europe
  • Extremly high purity ceramic part manufacturing for light sources
  • Full range of orthodontic raw material and Ceramic bracket manufacturing

High End Industrial Experiences

  • 3D design, manufacturing and control
  • 3 micrometer laser welding precision (0,003 mm)
  • 100% geometry control, high speed LCD visual systems
  • Full range material analysis capability (gas, metal, ceramic, glass)
  • Clean areas, pressurized ,Argon filled boxes
  • Vacuum technology
  • High temperature sealing
  • Hard and Quartz glass technology

LSFB Certifications

Quality Global

Quality Auto

EHS Global



Technology and Manufacturing

ISO 9001:2008

ISO/TS 16949:2009

ISO 14001:2004

HealtAhead Certified Site

European TPM Award winner site

GE Center of Excellence (HID/CMH)

Contact us

GE Hungary Kft, Light Source Factory Budapest
1044, Budapest, Váci street 77, Hungary
Site/Plant manager: Hosi, Istvan (GE Lighting)
Phone: +36/1/3991203