Electronic Ballast saves energy.

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QUICKTRONIC® High Efficiency Series uses up to 6% less energy than conventional electronic ballasts, without compromising light output or lamp life. It operates 17, 25, 28, 30, and 32 W T8 fluorescent lamps and features less than 10% THD and Universal Voltage. System operates from 120-277 V. Parallel lamp operation provides independent lamp operation, with same wiring and footprint as traditional electronic ballasts.



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OSRAM SYLVANIA Introduces the Quicktronic T8 High Efficiency System - Today's Advanced, Energy Saving Replacement for Standard Electronic Ballasts



DANVERS, Mass., August 6, 2004 -- OSRAM SYLVANIA introduces their QUICKTRONIC® High Efficiency Series of energy-saving electronic T8 instant start ballasts that use up to six percent (2 to 7-watts) less energy than standard electronic ballasts without compromising light output or lamp life. QUICKTRONIC® High Efficiency ballasts will operate 17-watt (2 foot), 25-watt (3-foot), and 4-foot 28-watt, 30-watt SUPERSAVER®, or 32-watt T8 fluorescent lamps.

QUICKTRONIC High Efficiency Series (QHE) ballasts also feature <10%THD and Universal Voltage. SYLVANIA QHE ballasts operate OCTRON® T8 lamps with maximum efficacy and high lumen output, and provide 30-50 percent energy savings when compared to T12 standard magnetic systems. Whether for retrofits or new construction, QHE ballasts are the energy saving choice for business.

"The QUICKTRONIC High Efficiency system is ideal for any applications where the lowest power T8 systems are needed for maximum energy savings, " says Jim LaPointe, Product Group Marketing Manager for SYLVANIA Electronic Control Systems. "Another benefit is that the system operates from 120 volts through 277 volts, eliminating 'wrong voltage' wiring errors and reducing the number of models needed in your inventory by half."

QHE ballasts are available in both normal and low ballast factor models. These ballasts feature parallel lamp operation, providing independent lamp operation, with the same wiring and footprint as traditional electronic ballasts.

QHE systems are covered by the SYLVANIA QUICK 60+® warranty, the first and most comprehensive lamp and ballast system warranty in the industry, when paired with SYLVANIA OCTRON, OCTRON XP(TM) and OCTRON SUPERSAVER lamps. The QHE systems also meet the most demanding utility rebate standards.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA:
Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American lighting operation of OSRAM GmbH. Together we are the second-largest lighting and materials enterprise in the world, serving customers in more than 140 countries. We manufacture and market a wide range of lighting products, including automotive, electronic and magnetic ballasts, and precision materials and components for industrial and commercial users, original equipment manufacturers and consumers, sold primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, but also under the OSRAM brand. OSRAM SYLVANIA also offers lighting systems installation and maintenance services. For further information, please refer to our Web site at www.sylvania.com.

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