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Philadelphia and Danvers, Mass. (May 17, 2011) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA responds to demands for increased energy savings and longer lamp life with the introduction of new SUPERSAVER® compact fluorescent lamps and new QUICKTRONIC® HELIOS™ controllable compact fluorescent ballasts. OSRAM SYLVANIA’s DULUX® T/E/IN SUPERSAVER ECOLOGIC® CFL lamps are energy saving replacements for full wattage, 4-pin, triple tube CFL lamps available in 21-watt, 28-watt and 38-watt types to replace traditional 26-watt, 32-watt and 42-watt triple tube CFLs, respectively. These lamps offer up to 14 percent energy savings when compared with standard compact fluorescent lamps. With an average rated life of 18,000 hours, these lamps also last up to 50 percent longer than the full wattage lamps they are intended to replace. Also added to OSRAM SYLVANIA’s portfolio of 4-pin double tube compact fluorescent lamps are DULUX D/E SUPERSAVER ECOLOGIC lamps. Compatible with QUICKTRONIC PROStart® compact fluorescent electronic ballasts these lamps offer up to 21 percent energy savings and 33 percent longer lamp life when used as replacements for standard 18-watt and 26-watt double-tube CFL pin-base lamps. To satisfy 2-pin, 277V magnetic ballast installations new DULUX D SUPERSAVER ECOLOGIC 16 and 23 watt selections replace traditional 18 and 26 watt lamps, respectively, offering up to 9 percent energy savings. OSRAM SYLVANIA’s new QUICKTRONIC HELIOS dimming ballasts offer an opportunity to further realize energy savings, with continuous dimming down to very low light levels of 3 percent. These multi-lamp ballasts for DULUX CF lamps operate one and/or two 13, 18, or 26 watt lamps or one 32 or 42 watt lamp. QUICKTRONIC HELIOS ballasts include OSRAM SYLVANIA’s PROStart, programmed rapid start, and QUICKSENSE® end-of-lamp life sensing features. A dual-mount function provides mounting flexibility and color coded connectors deliver easy installation. The ballasts are RoHS compliant, featuring lead-free solder and when paired with SYLVANIA DULUX lamps, the system is covered by the QUICK 60+® System Warranty of up to 24 months on the lamps and 60 months on the ballasts. About OSRAM SYLVANIA:OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature 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, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/sylvania. DISCLAIMER"This document constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy or subscribe for securities. Any such offer will be made solely on the basis of the Securities Prospectus yet to be approved by the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and published thereafter. The information legally required to be provided to investors will be contained only in the Securities Prospectus. The information contained herein is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America (including its territories and possessions of any State of the United States of America or the District of Columbia) and must not be distributed to U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act")) or publications with a general circulation in the United States of America. This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States of America. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. The Issuer does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States of America or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States of America. This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan or Australia."
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