DANVERS, Mass., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored OSRAM SYLVANIA with a Special Recognition for going above and beyond typical consumer education efforts by integrating Lighting Facts into everyday business practices and demonstrating staunch commitment to product evaluation. OSRAM SYLVANIA was one of nine Lighting Facts partners recognized by the DOE at the Solid-State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop yesterday in Seattle.
The Lighting Facts program is a voluntary pledge that showcases Light Emitting Diode (LED) products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and accurately reporting performance results according to industry standards. Because LED technology has the potential to cut U.S. lighting energy use by one-fourth, the Lighting Facts program was developed as a foundation for successful commercialization of this technology. The Lighting Facts label provides a simple and effective way to analyze energy efficiency, color temperature and other key information essential to evaluating products and identifying the best lighting options.
"As Americans continue their active transition to LEDs, it is our goal not only to develop high-quality and energy efficient lighting technologies, but also to ensure that consumers are well informed when evaluating our products," said Phil Rioux, general manager of Consumer Lighting LED Retrofits at OSRAM SYLVANIA. "With so many products on the market relying on varied qualitative metrics, the Lighting Facts program provides a layman's way for buyers to make educated LED decisions."
OSRAM SYLVANIA uses the Lighting Facts program and its associated label to highlight the company's superior product performance. Utilizing the results from the IES LM79 test, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America's standard, ensures that there are accurate results behind the numbers on the label. Similar to a nutrition label, the Lighting Facts label provides a quick summary of product performance data, thereby providing credibility to the products, and cementing consumer confidence to adopt newly available lighting options.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions 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 GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com or follow SYLVANIA on Facebook and Twitter.
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