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OSRAM SYLVANIA Expands Line of ULTRA LED Downlight Kits at LIGHTFAIR
New Features Include Industry First Dual Axis Gimbal, Incandescent-like Dimming, High Lumen Output & Universal Input Voltage
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 launching new ULTRA LED Downlight Kits, offering even more options for specifiers to deliver high quality ambient downlighting.  New additions include SYLVANIA ULTRA RT6 HO, ULTRA RT8, ULTRA SE™, and ULTRA RT4 & RT6 Dual Axis Gimbal LED Downlight Kits.  Enhancements throughout the line include “sunset effect” dimming, the dual axis gimbal for tilt and rotation allowing for ease of aiming after installation, universal input voltage (120-277V), high lumen output and LED retrofits for downlights designed for compact fluorescent pin-based lamps.

The new SYLVANIA ULTRA LED downlight 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.

“Interior downlighting is one of the most common applications for specifiers and now thanks to our expanded line of SYLVANIA ULTRA LED downlight kits, they have more lighting choices at their disposal to address a wider range of applications,” said Anu Mathew, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.   “Commercial building owners are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of energy-saving and long-life LEDs while lighting designers continue to stress the importance of the quality of light.  Our new ULTRA LED Downlight Kits deliver on all fronts.”

The ULTRA RT6 HO LED Downlight Kit is an energy saving, high lumen, universal input voltage (120-277V) retrofit for 6-inch downlights designed for use with compact fluorescent 2x26W double tube or 1x26/1x32W triple tube pin-based lamps.  It delivers 1500 lumens using only 21W, providing energy savings up to 34 percent.  The ULTRA RT8 LED Downlight Kit is a high lumen, universal input voltage (120-277V) retrofit for 8-inch downlights with compact fluorescent 2x32W double tube or 1x32/1x42W triple tube pin-based lamps, providing energy savings up to 50%.  Ideal for higher ceiling ambient downlighting, it delivers 2000 lumens using 27W (74 lumens per watt or LPW).

Both the ULTRA RT6 HO and ULTRA RT8 LED Downlight Kits offer instant on, full brightness, have a long 50,000 hours rated life (L70) which is up to 4 times the average life of compact fluorescent, and are available in 3000K, 3500K and 4000K CCT with a color rendering index (CRI) of 82.  Both downlight kits are suitable for operation in dry, damp and wet locations. 

Suitable for 6-inch recessed can applications, the easy-to-install, damp-rated ULTRA RT6 and ULTRA Light Disk LED retrofit kits now offer a “sunset effect” feature for incandescent-like dimming.  As they are dimmed, the warm color temperature shifts from 3000K to 2000K, delivering the same relaxing ambience of the lamps they were designed to replace.  When compared to incandescent 65W BR30 lamps, ULTRA SE LED Downlight Kits provide up to 84 percent energy savings and up to 20 times longer life due to its long 50,000 hours rated life (L70).  Both the RT6 and Light Disk deliver 700 lumens using only 10W (70 LPW).  They offer 100% to 5% dimming and have a CRI of 82. 

SYLVANIA ULTRA RT4 & RT6 Dual Axis Gimbal LED Downlight Kits
Suitable for sloped ceilings and wall washing, the damp-rated 4-inch and 6-inch ULTRA RT series features an adjustable gimbal with a 30 degree tilt. The gimbal’s friction blade design allows the downlight to be installed in any position within the housing aperture, and the 360° horizontal rotation capability of the gimbal head offers easy aiming and adjustment.  Replacing 50W R20 and 65W BR30 incandescent lamps respectively, the 4-inch version delivers 600 lumens via 9W (66 LPW) and the 6-inch kit delivers 900 lumens via 13W (69 LPW), providing energy savings up to 80 percent.  Available in 2700K and 3000K with a CRI of 82, the kits offer 100% to 10% dimming, up to 25 times longer life due to 50,000 hours rated life (L70), and are 1.5 to 2.3 times brighter than traditional R/BR incandescent lamps.

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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