GE Consumer & Industrial has proposed plans to restructure its lighting business to increase its competitiveness and better its position for global growth. The restructuring would impact plants in Mexico, Brazil, and the United States by closing all lighting operations in Rio de Janeiro, closing some lighting operations in the U.S., transferring some jobs to other U.S. facilities, and transferring some operations in Mexico and the U.S. to other GE locations or suppliers. GE will now outsource some of the components needed to manufacture its lighting products rather than make them in its own facilities.