As a subsidiary of OSRAM SYLVANIA, SYLVANIA Lighting Services (SLS) puts energy efficiency and environmental responsibility into practice.
SLS is the leader in service and maintenance. For 40 years, we have provided customers with the highest quality energy management programs. Service Technicians make up over 75% of our staff, and with a fleet of over 500 service vehicles, we can meet our customers’ needs anytime and anywhere. SLS technicians make an average of 30,000 customer stops per month to perform retrofits, group relamps, service calls, and inspections.
SYLVANIA Lighting Services is also the first service company to recycle lamps at the end of life. We take great pride in being the industry leaders in recycling. Even before the nation realized the benefits of recycling, SLS was doing it. And we still recycle today.
In fact, SLS sends 8.5 Million lamps to EPSI (Earth Protection Services, Inc.), our recycling partner, keeping 113 pounds of mercury from landfills.
After we service a facility or complete a project, we take the old lamps and ballasts and recycle them properly for a small fee.
Recycling lamps and ballasts keeps our customers in compliance with state and local disposal regulations.
For you, it’s a win-win situation! We provide you with the most energy-efficient replacement strategy and our award winning service, and even recycle your old lamps for you. What could be better?
In April 2005, SLS instituted two policies that led to significant environmental benefits for local communities, cost reductions for the company, and health and safety benefits for drivers. In addition, an existing vehicle purchasing initiative provides environmental benefits, as newer vehicles are fitted with air pollution reduction technology.
SLS implemented a speed management policy, setting a 65 mph speed limit for the fleet, regardless of higher limits on state highways. The primary driver for this policy was safety, and the added benefit was a savings of 4,147.5 gallons of fuel over a two-month period. This will result in savings of 538,511 pounds of CO2 annually, as well as 298 pounds of Particulate Matter(PM) and 9,800 pounds of NOx.
SLS also implemented a no-idling policy, requiring vehicles not in service or traffic to idle for no longer than 5 minutes. More stringent state policies take precedence. This policy is projected to save 9,028 gallons of fuel each month, or 108,343 gallons per year. Air pollution reductions include 2.3 million pounds of CO2, 1,300 pounds of PM and 42,670 pounds of NOx per year.
At SLS, we believe that a commitment to our environment is a commitment to our future. For all your (and recycling) needs, give us a call at 1-800-323-0572 in the U.S. and 1-800-663-4268 in Canada.
Interested in the SLS recycling program? Have a SYLVANIA Lighting Services Representative contact you!
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