OSRAM SYLVANIA Expands OCTRON® T8 Fluorescent Family With OCTRON 800 XV™ Lamps Optimized Phosphor Formulation Provides Extra Value Spec Grade Lighting Solution

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the forefront of sustainable lighting innovation, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is pleased to expand its portfolio of OCTRON® fluorescent lamps with the introduction of new OCTRON 800 XV eXtended Value types. Featuring an optimized phosphor formulation, these lamps meet today's lighting needs of high efficiency, long life and superior color rendition while responding to marketplace needs for responsible fluorescent alternatives during the industry's rare earth phosphor crisis.

The OCTRON 800 XV offering will include 4-foot lengths in full wattage (32 watt) and reduced wattage, SUPERSAVER® (30W, 28W and 25W) types that deliver energy savings potential of up to 40 percent when compared with T12 magnetically ballasted fluorescent systems.  Also included in the family are 50 and 54 watt, 8-foot SUPERSAVER lamps that provide energy savings of over 35 percent when compared with 8-foot T12 systems.  With high lumen output, average rated life of up to 42,000 hours and CRI of 83, these lamps ensure light levels and color quality will be maintained for a very long time.  OCTRON 800 XV lamps are made in the USA, TCLP and RoHS compliant and feature lead-free glass.(1)

The addition of these new lamps provide cost saving options for all T8 luminaires. When paired with QUICKTRONIC® high efficiency T8 ballasts, the systems achieve increased energy savings and are covered by the QUICK 60+® System Warranty.   The OCTRON 800 XV and 800 XV SUPERSAVER lamps will begin to be available in September of 2011. For more information about these lamps and other sustainable lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to www.sylvania.com.

(1) SYLVANIA OCTRON ECOLOGIC T8 fluorescent lamps pass the Federal Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)1 criteria for classification as non-hazardous waste in most states.  TCLP test results are based on NEMA LL Series standards and are available on request. Lamp disposal regulations may vary; check your local & state regulations.  Lamps comply with European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (Directive EC 2002/95).

About OSRAM SYLVANIA:

OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/sylvania.  

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