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New High Efficiency Universal Voltage Dimming Systems Simplify Control in Fluorescent Applications
June 3, 2014
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Las Vegas and Danvers, Mass. (June 3, 2014) – Demonstrating its expertise in lighting innovation, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is launching the QUICKTRONIC® HELIOS™ 10, a universal voltage dimming system for T8 fluorescent lighting applications.  The ballast interfaces with standard low voltage (0-10VDC) controllers, making them ideal for office lighting or automated building applications, both in new construction and retrofit projects.  Depending on your control strategy, dimming ballasts offer energy savings of 20 to 75 percent compared to fixed output T8 electronic systems.  The QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 T8 ballasts are dimmable to 10% on 0-10V dimmers and feature anti-flash circuitry.

OSRAM SYLVANIA will be demonstrating QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 ballasts and a full portfolio of solid state and traditional lighting solutions, controls and systems at Booth #3108 at LIGHTFAIR® International (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.

“The technology behind the QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 sets a new standard for simplicity in fluorescent controllable lighting systems,” said Yichi Au, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.  “The ballasts deliver industry-leading efficiency, energy savings and flexibility that our customers want.” 

The QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 system is also suitable for use with occupancy sensors and in energy management, load shedding and daylight harvesting applications.  For advanced systems, such as daylight harvesting or building automation applications, standard low voltage devices (0-10VDC, Class 1 or 2) are used to control the lighting system.  In daylight harvesting applications, each lighting fixture (or fixture row) is controlled by its own photosensor, regulating the light output to compensate for changes in natural daylight, making HELIOS 10 ballasts a good choice for these applications.

QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 ballasts coupled with OCTRON® XP® XL or OCTRON XP XL SUPERSAVER® lamps are covered the QUICK 7XL+™ lamp and ballast warranty, the longest warranty in the industry covering lamps and PROStart® programmed start ballasts for up to seven years.

The QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 is NEMA Premium Electronic Program compliant.  The program promotes the use of high efficiency T8 electronic ballasts by meeting or exceeding the Ballast Efficiency Factors (BEF), established by the CEE (Consortium for Energy Efficiency).  Additionally, the QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 assists in achieving energy code requirements such as ASHRAE 90.1 and CA Title 24.

For more information about the QUICKTRONIC HELIOS 10 T8 and other innovative lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to or visit Booth #3108 at the LFI Trade Show and Conference, 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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