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OSRAM SYLVANIA Introduces High Efficiency LED Module Design Ideal for Ambient Lighting Luminaires

Bright, Distributed Array Module and Power Supply System replicates fluorescent performance in office, retail and healthcare applications

Philadelphia and Danvers, Mass. (May 17, 2011) – Always at the forefront of lighting technology and LED innovation, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA has developed a new LED system designed to deliver performance comparable to linear fluorescent systems. The flexible and innovative OSRAM SYLVANIA LED Distributed Array system offers a high-efficiency alternative for fluorescent systems in ambient lighting applications ranging from offices to retail environments.

The light engine of the OSRAM SYLVANIA LED Distributed Array system is a high lumen output module containing 48 low-power LEDs. The two-inch by nine-inch boards can be combined end-to-end in two-foot and four-foot luminaires to achieve performance typical of traditional linear fluorescent fixtures. The precise distribution of the low-power LEDs generates even, diffuse light, minimizing glare, maximizing optical efficiency and reducing “hot spots,” or dark areas often created between lamps of fluorescent systems.

Utilizing state of the art LED technology and available in multiple color temperatures, the OSRAM SYLVANIA LED Distributed Array system provides excellent color consistency that exceeds both ANSI and IEC criteria for color tolerance of fluorescent lamps. Thanks to its modular and intelligent design, the system simplifies luminaire design, while minimizing materials and reducing waste. The Distributed Array module boards offer thermal independence and no supplementary heat sinking is required for proper thermal management.

Incredibly efficient, the OSRAM SYLVANIA LED Distributed Array module is driven at low current using a dedicated 50-watt OPTOTRONIC® constant current power supply. The system is dimmable to 10 percent, allowing for further flexibility in a variety of applications, and the module has a service life rated at 50,000 hours. The LED Distributed Array is RoHS compliant and UL recognized.
The LED Distributed Array is the latest LED system that OSRAM SYLVANIA has developed for solid-state lighting (SSL). At LIGHTFAIR International 2010, OSRAM SYLVANIA introduced the PrevaLED™ LED Light Engine System, a modular and upgradable global platform for directional and downlighting applications. PrevaLED Light Engines feature an industry-first intelligent color management system, combining active light-sensing control and a high-efficiency driver, while reducing overall system costs. With a future-proof plug-and-play technology and a small, two-inch form factor, PrevaLED delivers a foundation for unlimited design freedom.

For more information about these LED modules and other sustainable lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to or visit booth # 833 at LIGHTFAIR International 2011, May 17-19, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

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 and follow us at

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