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SYLVANIA Contractor Series 
First-to-Market SYLVANIA LED Portfolio Helps Electrical Industry Deliver Future of Lighting to Price-Oriented Customers
Contractor Series LED Lamps from OSRAM SYLVANIA Offer Long Life and Beautiful Light
February 11, 2016 Author: Media Relations
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More and more consumers and business owners have heard about the benefits of LED lighting, like long life and energy savings, but have been hesitant for electrical contractors to install them in their homes and establishments because of the initial upfront cost, or poor quality from low cost options.  Those concerns are gone now, thanks to the new SYLVANIA Contractor Series LED Portfolio from OSRAM SYLVANIA.  This first-to-market robust portfolio includes high-quality lighting solutions that are rated up to 11,000 hours (L70) at cost-effective price points for practically any socket.  These products reduce energy and maintenance costs, and have the traditional shape and deliver the superior glow that end users know and enjoy, making them a great replacement for compact fluorescents.

“With our SYLVANIA Contractor Series LED Portfolio, electrical contractors can install cost-effective LED lighting throughout their customers’ homes and businesses that delivers quality light, lasts up to 11,000 hours, and saves money on electricity and maintenance,” said Joe Calnan, product group marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.  “SYLVANIA is a brand the electrical industry has trusted for over 100 years, and we are honored when contractors and distributors put their faith in our products.  We developed the new SYLVANIA Contractor Series LED Portfolio so they have another set of solid tools in their arsenal to help grow their businesses.”   

Available now, SYLVANIA Contractor Series A19 LEDs replace 40 and 60 watt (W) traditional lamps but use only 6W and 8.5W respectively.  They provide instant on lighting and are available in both 2700K (soft white) and 5000K (daylight) color temperatures.  In addition, the SYLVANIA Contractor Series LED Portfolio includes 75W and 100W replacement A19 LED lamps for when more illumination is needed; solutions for track lighting such as R20 (dimmable), MR16, PAR16, PAR20, PAR30, PAR30LN and PAR38 LED lamps; and dimmable BR30 and BR40 lamps and RT5/6 LED Recessed Downlight Kits for ceiling cans in various color temperatures.  These deliver energy savings up to 88 percent compared to incandescent light lamps; are RoHS compliant; contain no mercury, lead or other hazardous materials; and emit no UV or IR radiation.  For outdoor applications, the BR30, PAR20, PAR30LN and PAR38 LED lamps are UL-listed for use in damp locations, and the RT5/6 kits are suitable for dry, damp and wet locations.  

“Many lighting companies are focused on inexpensive classic A19 LED lamps, but there are more than just A19s in homes and businesses though,” said Calnan.  “An electrical contractor wants to be able to meet any need for their customers.  This is why we created a full portfolio for them of cost effective LED lamps that deliver high quality light from practically every socket.”

Products in the SYLVANIA Contractor Series LED Portfolio are available now or in the near future.  For more information, visit

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 Wilmington, Massachusetts.  For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at


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