Osram Sylvania showcases future-ready portfolio of Quicktronic fluorescent ballasts at LFI

April 23, 2013
Date Announced: 23 Apr 2013 High-Efficiency Fluorescent Ballasts Designed to Comply with 2014 United States Department of Energy Efficiency RulingPhiladelphia and Danvers, Mass. (April 23, 2013) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is showcasing its portfolio of high-efficiency OSRAM QUICKTRONIC® electronic fluorescent ballasts that are designed to meet the new standards set by the Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 ruling. The QUICKTRONIC ballasts and other innovative lighting technologies from OSRAM SYLVANIA will be shown at Booth #1001 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2013, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.“We are committed to delivering the technologies our customers need today to help them prepare for the future of lighting legislation,” said Naveen Tumula, product group marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA. “Currently more than 98 percent of our QUICKTRONIC ballasts already comply with the DOE2014 ruling, as will our future designs.”The DOE 2014 ruling sets minimum performance criteria for fluorescent ballasts manufactured on or after November 14, 2014 that operate at an input voltage at or between 120 and 277 volts and at a line frequency of 60Hz. The ballasts must have a power factor greater than or equal to 0.90 for commercial applications and greater than or equal to 0.50 for residential applications. Residential ballasts must be designed, labeled and marketed only for use in residential applications and must meet further requirements outlined by FCC 47 CFR part 18. Sign ballasts must meet UL Type 2 rating requirements and be designed, labeled and marketed for use in outdoor signs. This rulemaking also establishes a new ballast efficiency measurement metric known as Ballast Luminous Efficiency (BLE). BLE is designed to use a purely electrical measure of power in and power out to determine efficacy avoiding the pitfall of the Ballast Efficiency Factor (BEF) that was dependent on the lumen output of the lamp. For more information about the high-efficiency family of QUICKTRONIC electronic fluorescent ballasts and other innovative solutions to today’s lighting challenges from OSRAM SYLVANIA, please go to www.sylvania.com/lightfair or visit Booth #1001 at LIGHTFAIR International 2013, April 23-25, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.About OSRAM SYLVANIAOSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in 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. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 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."###OSRAM and QUICKTRONIC are registered trademarks of OSRAM GmbH.SYLVANIA is a registered trademark of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.All other trademarks are those of their respective owners.

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