PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OSRAM SYLVANIA today unveiled a 14-watt LED lamp designed to replace a 100-watt incandescent lamp. Producing 1,500 lumens, the dimmable SYLVANIA ULTRA A19 prototype provides up to 86 percent energy savings, when compared to traditional incandescent technology.
"We are delighted at this breakthrough achievement to develop a replacement for the 100-watt incandescent light bulb with incredibly high efficiency, high color quality and dimmability," said Phil Rioux, general manager of Consumer Lighting LED Retrofits at OSRAM SYLVANIA. "This accomplishment sets the stage for the new line of SYLVANIA omni-directional LED lamps."
The SYLVANIA ULTRA A19 prototype has a rated life that is 25 times longer than an incandescent lamp, with a color temperature of 2700K and a color rendering index (CRI) that exceeds 80. The lamp is suitable for use in common household fixtures, such as table lamps, wall sconces and ceiling pendant lighting.
In addition to the 100-watt replacement LED prototype, the company has also introduced the SYLVANIA ULTRA High Performance omni-directional LED A-Line Series, a fully commercialized line of LED replacements for 75, 60 and 40-watt incandescent lamps that will be available to retailers starting in July.
Producing an equivalent lumen output and a similar light distribution pattern as traditional incandescent lamps, the new SYLVANIA omni-directional LED lamps provide up to 82 percent energy savings and have a rated life of 25,000 hours, 25 times longer than incandescent technology.
For more information about SYLVANIA LED lighting and other sustainable innovations from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to www.sylvania.com or visit booth #833 at LIGHTFAIR International 2011, May 17-19, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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 GmbH, 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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