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OSRAM SYLVANIA Announces New Traditional Lighting Innovations at LIGHTFAIR International
New High Pressure Sodium Lamp for Plant Growth Industry-Leading QUICKTRONIC Warranty for Educational Applications Now Ten Years
May 5, 2015
Author: Media Relations
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New York and Danvers, Mass. (May 5, 2015) – Focused on delivering innovative lighting choices for the commercial market across technologies, OSRAM SYLVANIA is proud to announce traditional lighting breakthroughs being showcased at Booth #1922 at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place May 5-7 in New York, New York.

The company is unveiling the SYLVANIA LU1000 DE PLANTASTAR®, a high performance High Pressure Sodium 1000W horticulture lamp that provides ideal lighting conditions to help plants grow to their full potential across a wide range of horticultural applications. Ideal for controlled environmental farming, the LU1000 DE PLANTASTAR light source has a 10,000 hour rated life and delivers enhanced photon flux of 2010 μmol/s, features that help enable rapid, healthy and year-round plant growth and make it ideal for assimilation lighting. The compact lamp design also optimizes light output.

“OSRAM SYLVANIA is at the forefront of innovation including traditional lighting which continues to be a solid option for the commercial market. Our new SYLVANIA LU1000 DE PLANTASTAR’s high photon flux can lead to optimized plant growth and high efficacy through the lamp life for reliable plant growth,” said Marie Caron, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.

In addition, the company is announcing that QUICKTRONIC® PROStart® XL Electronic Systems used in educational applications and settings are now covered by the new QUICK 10XL+™ Warranty for Educational Applications Only, the longest in the industry. This warranty covers PROStart T8 and T5HO ballasts for 120 months when paired with OCTRON® 800 XP® XL (eXtended Life) ECOLOGIC®3 and PENTRON® HO XL ECOLOGIC® fluorescent lamps, five years more than the comparable 5-year warranties offered by others. As with the original QUICK 60+® warranty, the QUICK 10XL+ warranty offers additional coverage for those lamps, and each time a customer group re-lamps after installing this system, the lamp portion of the warranty will extend for an additional term. In order to comply with this warranty, the SYLVANIA lamps and QUICKTRONIC ballasts must be installed together as a system, be registered with the same or matching installation date, and be installed and operated under suitable environmental conditions and in accordance with the latest National Electrical Code, Underwriters Laboratory Bulletins, and ANSI Specifications.

“OSRAM SYLVANIA has been at the forefront with ‘the system solution™,’ a family of ideally designed energy-saving lamps and electronic ballast combinations optimized for industry leading performance and quality,” said Jennifer Habel, fluorescent product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “OSRAM SYLVANIA has the competitive advantage with years of experience in designing, developing and supporting integrated systems both in ballasts and lamps, and is leading the industry with our new QUICK 10XL+ warranty program for educational applications.”

QUICKTRONIC PROStart ballasts featuring lamp striation control are available in a variety of T8, T5 and T5HO dimmable and non-dimmable ballast types. Dimmable ballasts are available in combined AC Line and 0-10V, 0-10V only and DALI dimming protocols. They deliver optimized program rapid start technology extending lamp life and allowing for over 100,000 switching cycles, making them ideal for occupancy sensor applications. Both the QUICK 60+ and QUICK 10XL+ warranty cover occupancy sensing applications down to 10 minutes per start. These ballasts offer many control options to meet or exceed more stringent ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California Title 24 2013 Energy Code lighting control requirements.

QUICKTRONIC T8 PROStart electronic ballast options include High Efficiency (QHE) T8 POWERSENSE® dimming (the industry’s first ballast to combine 0-10V and two wire AC dimming), DALI dimming, QUICKSTEP Bi-level systems and non-dimmable ballast versions, including Type CC, parallel wired and high temperature ballast types. The QUICKTRONIC T8 PROStart ballast offering also includes Professional Series (QTP) non-dimmable and Helios 0-10V dimming ballasts. OCTRON XP XL lamps feature eXtended Life benefits of up to 75,000 hours life on instant-start ballasts and up to 84,000 hours life on programmed rapid-start ballasts.

QUICKTRONIC T5HO PROStart electronic ballast options include high efficiency (QHE) T5HO POWERSENSE dimming, DALI dimming, QUICKSTEP Bi-level systems and non-dimmable versions, including switchable and high temperature types. The QUICKTRONIC T8 PROStart® ballast offering also includes Professional Series (QTP) non-dimmable types. PENTRON HO XL ECOLOGIC lamps feature eXtended Life benefits of up to 60,000 hours on programmed rapid start ballasts.

QUICKTRONIC PROStart lamp and ballast systems are ideally suited for a variety of applications, including industrial high-bay, commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional and new construction. For the most updated version of the QUICK 60+ and QUICK 10XL+ warranties from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please visit

The breadth of innovations from the OSRAM family, including OSRAM, SYLVANIA, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Traxon Technologies, ENCELIUM® and SYLVANIA Lighting Solutions, will be at LIGHTFAIR International 2015. For more information, including a video featuring OmniPoint, please stop by Booth #1922 at LIGHTFAIR International or visit

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

OSRAM, QUICKTRONIC and PLANTASTAR are registered trademarks of OSRAM GmbH.
QUICK 10XL+ and “the system solution” are trademarks of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
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