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OSRAM SYLVANIA Announces Industry Leading Fluorescent Lamps with Longest Lamp Life
Wide Range of Energy-Efficient Lamps Help Reduce Maintenance Cost without Sacrificing Performance.
April 23, 2013
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Philadelphia and Danvers, Mass.– North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA has improved its fluorescent portfolio with lamps that offer the longest rated lamp life in their categories. The improved SYLVANIA OCTRON®, PENTRON® and DULUX® lamps meet customers’ needs for energy efficiency, long life and high quality illumination. These new fluorescent lamps and other innovative lighting technologies from OSRAM SYLVANIA will be shown at Booth #1001 at LIGHTFAIR® 2013 International, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

“Specifiers want to know the lighting products they select provide not only the highest quality light, but also are reliable,” said Jodi Vallante, fluorescent product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “Once again, OSRAM SYLVANIA is providing lighting products that lead the industry. The extended lamp life of our new fluorescent solutions will help businesses and facilities save money on maintenance costs, and deliver the high quality illumination and stable lumen maintenance specifiers expect from OSRAM SYLVANIA.”

OCTRON 800 XP® XL (eXtended Life) ECOLOGIC®3 Fluorescent Lamp
The SYLVANIA OCTRON 800 XP XL (eXtended Life) ECOLOGIC3 T8 Fluorescent Lamp life has been improved by 44 percent, providing the longest T8 lamp life in the industry on T8 ANSI rated ballasts – up to 84,000 hours. This life increase reflects up to 2.7 times longer life than standard T8 systems. Available in 32-watt and reduced wattage 28-watt and 25-watt SUPERSAVER®, designed with lead-free glass, OCTRON 800 XP XL lamps are ideal for use in education, healthcare, industrial, office and retail settings in recessed troffer, wall-washing, stairways, direct and indirect pendant and linear recessed applications. 

For maximum energy savings, lighting designers and specifiers can couple this lamp with the high-efficiency QUICKTRONIC® ballast and use POWERSENSE® dimming for even more energy savings. When paired with high efficiency QUICKTRONIC electronic T8 ballasts (QHE), energy savings up to 40 percent over magnetic 34WT12 SS systems and up to 20 percent over standard T8 systems are possible. The OCTRON XP XL lamp and SYLVANIA ballast system is covered by the company’s industry leading 5-year QUICK 60+® warranty. 

PENTRON HO Long Life Fluorescent Lamp
The improved SYLVANIA PENTRON HO long life nominal 4-ft family has the longest rated lamp life for high output T5 fluorescent lamps in the industry at 45,000 hours that maintains 93 percent lumen output over life. Designed with lead-free glass, the PENTRON HO lamps are also available in a higher efficiency 50W and 47W SUPERSAVER type. The long life PENTRON HO lamps are ideal for use in a range of applications including indirect/direct office lighting, high bay warehouse lighting, canopy, cove and facade Illumination.

In addition, the PENTRON HO XL 54W nominal 4-ft lamps feature eXtended Life benefits of up to 60,000 hours, which is 33 percent longer life than the standard PENTRON HO 54W. When PENTRON HO XL lamps are paired with QUICKTRONIC PROStart programmed rapid start ballasts, the system is covered by a QUICK 60+ System Warranty of 5 years on the ballast and up to 5 years on the lamps, and covers occupancy sensors applications set as short as 10-minute auto-off intervals.

Now with an industry leading rated lamp life of 20,000 hours, the improved SYLVANIA DULUX D/E and T/E SUPERSAVER ECOLOGIC 4-pin compact fluorescent lamps offer up to 21 percent energy savings over standard compact fluorescent lamps. This helps users save energy and reduce maintenance costs with fewer re-lamps. The DULUX lamps operate on the same ballasts as full wattage lamps and are ideal for use in downlighting, exit sign, task and wall sconce applications. The new SYLVANIA long life fluorescent lamps are available in a range of color temperatures from 3000K to 5000K and feature excellent color rendering with a CRI of greater than 80. SYLVANIA fluorescent lamps deliver the highest efficiency and performance when paired with SYLVANIA QUICKTRONIC electronic ballasts, and when specified as a system, they are covered by the comprehensive QUICK 60+ System Warranty.

For more information about the SYLVANIA extended life fluorescent lamps and other innovative solutions to today’s lighting challenges from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to or visit Booth #1001 at LIGHTFAIR 2013 International, April 23-25, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in 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. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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