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Fluorescent T12/T8 Lamp and Ballast Replacements Offer Higher Light Output and Efficacy, Longer Lifetime
June 3, 2014
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Las Vegas and Danvers, Mass. (June 3, 2014) – At LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2014, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling SYLVANIA ULTRA HE T8 LED retrofit kits, energy saving and longer-life alternatives for traditional fluorescent T12 or T8 lamps.  This lamp combines innovative optical and mechanical design features to achieve a light distribution pattern that reduces lumen loss from within the traditional recessed luminaire. Compared to traditional fluorescent lamps, ULTRA HE T8 LED lamps offer higher efficacy and equivalent light output.

The new ULTRA HE T8 LED retrofit kits, in addition to other innovative lighting technologies from OSRAM SYLVANIA, will be shown at Booth #3108 at LFI 2014, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.  LFI 2014 is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).  OSRAM SYLVANIA has been supporting LFI since its inception 25 years ago, bringing fully integrated lighting products and services that take lighting designers, end users, luminaire manufacturers and service providers beyond the boundaries of conventional lighting.

“SYLVANIA ULTRA HE T8 LED retrofit kits are well suited for a variety of commercial applications including cooler/freezer cases, cove lighting, display cases, general illumination, parking garages and tunnels,” said Nichole Gassien, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.  “These shatterproof T8 LED lamps contain no mercury, provide instant light output and uniform light distribution, and are easy to install.”  

Recognized in the 2013 IES Progress Report, SYLVANIA ULTRA HE T8 LED lamps reduce energy consumption by up to 35 percent compared to traditional technologies, provide long 60,000 hours rated life (L70) and also offer a 0-10V dimming option.  The ULTRA HE T8 LED lamp has a dedicated external driver requiring non-shunted G13 medium bi-pin lamp holders.  It is a shatterproof, reliable system with high power factor of over 0.90 and low THD of less than 20 percent, ensuring a high performance commercial solution with an LPW of up to 129.  Delivering up to 1150 lumens at 10W for 2-foot lamps and 2450 lumens for 4-foot lamps at 19W, the T8 LED lamps are available in 3000K, 3500K, 4100K and 5000K color temperatures with a color rendering index of 80.  The lamps are glass-free, vibration and impact-resistant, and suitable for dry and damp locations.  For retrofit applications, lamps and drivers are offered together as 1-lamp or 2-lamp retrofit kits.  ULTRA HE T8 LED Retrofit Kits are covered by a system warranty providing five-year warranty for 24/7 operation, seven-year warranty for 16/7 or eight-year warranty for 12/7.  The ULTRA T8 HE retrofit kits are UL classified and DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Qualified for utility rebates.

For more information about innovative lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to or visit Booth #3108 at LIGHTFAIR International 2014, June 3-5, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America.  As a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology, the company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA.  The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions.  The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Danvers, Massachusetts.  For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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