Architectural SSL Innovation Award

OSRAM SYLVANIA Wins Three Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Lamps, Downlights and Power Supplies Recognized

02.27.2015 | Awards

Danvers, MA (February 27, 2015) – Demonstrating its continued commitment to solid state lighting (SSL) innovation, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA was recognized with three Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA). The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards are a prestigious recognition for quality products that demonstrate excellence in the architectural and lighting design community, selected by a distinguished judging panel of lighting and design professionals.

The following OSRAM SYLVANIA products were honored this year in these categories:

  • SYLVANIA ULTRA RT6 HO LED Recessed Downlight Kit – Luminaires/Downlights
  • SYLVANIA ULTRA PRO & ULTRA PRO HD™ PAR LED Lamps – Luminaires/Replacements. Also received a Special Citation as “Best Replacement Product”
  • OSRAM OPTOTRONIC® Programmable Constant Current Outdoor Dimmable LED Power Supplies – Components & Light Sources/Components. Also received a Special Citation as "Best Component-Level Product"

“We are happy to see an LED alternative for the CFL downlight,” said PIA judges about the SYLVANIA ULTRA RT6 HO LED Recessed Downlight Kit. Judges also praised the SYLVANIA ULTRA PRO & ULTRA PRO HD PAR LED Lamps, noting, “We would like to see all lamps go this way; it’s a great family of lamps with several options, color and quality.” Regarding the OSRAM OPTOTRONIC Programmable Constant Current Outdoor Dimmable LED Power Supplies, the judges said, “The simplicity of one click automated programming cannot be overstated.”

“Now in our fifth year—hard to believe—the SSL luminaire and components market is really starting to come into its own, be it the maturation of products designed to replace forms we’ve all grown accustomed to, to exciting new forms and features that really show LED’s advancement as a technology that’s going to take us in completely new directions. It’s starting to feel like SSL’s tipping point may have indeed begun to swing,” said Jim Crockett, editorial director, Architectural SSL Magazine.

“Our customers look to OSRAM SYLVANIA for high-quality, cutting-edge solutions to meet their lighting needs,” said Jes Munk Hansen, president and CEO, OSRAM SYLVANIA, and CEO of OSRAM Americas. “These Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards are as a result of our ongoing commitment to shape the future of light.”

SYLVANIA ULTRA RT6 HO LED Recessed Downlight Kit
The ULTRA RT6 HO is a six-inch LED recessed downlight kit that offers a dramatic energy savings of up to 50 percent compared to equivalent compact fluorescent lamps. The LED kit creates high-performance white light and is optimized for new construction and retrofit applications utilizing pin based compact fluorescent lamps. The ULTRA RT6 HO also provides a long rated life of 50,000 hours (L70). Offered in 3000K, 3500K and 4000K with a color rendering index of 82, the ULTRA RT6 HO LED Downlights last four times longer than the compact fluorescent lamps they replace.

The ULTRA PRO & ULTRA PRO HD PAR LED lamps offer extreme energy efficiency, high power factor and beam characteristics that closely match halogen PAR lamps featuring a high center beam candlepower and soft edges. This lamp family offers an extensive selection of lamps with four PAR lamp categories, color temperatures and beam angles. For those color critical applications, the ULTRA PRO HD PAR LED lamps feature a 90+ color rendering index and a high R9 value of up to 75, enhancing warm color palettes and making whites appear crisper. This high-quality illumination makes these PAR LED lamps ideal for hospitality, healthcare and retail applications. With efficiencies of up to 90 lumens per watt, the ULTRA PRO and ULTRA HD PRO LED lamps are also an ideal part of any energy conservation strategy.

OSRAM OPTOTRONIC® Programmable Constant Current Outdoor Dimmable LED Power Supplies
IP66-rated OPTOTRONIC Programmable Constant Current Outdoor Dimmable LED Power Supplies with 6KV surge protection, available in 50W, 100W and 180W versions, offer one-click programming using the OPTOTRONIC Programmer, which may be used to customize the output current within 1mA increments. This can allow OEMs to match LED load and optimize performance. This unique feature also reduces the number of power supplies that need to be stocked by an OEM to fulfill the needs of their entire portfolio. Also fully customizable by the OEM are the proprietary OSRAM AstroDIM and LEDset features. AstroDIM is autonomous dimming for night-time power reduction based on an internal timer that adapts the dimming profile over the entire year. The LEDset feature automatically sets the output current based on the LEDset-compatible module that is connected. Other integrated OEM programmable features of the OPTOTRONIC Programmable Outdoor LED power supplies include constant lumen maintenance, LED thermal protection and end-of-life indication. Programming the power supplies also does not require powering up or an AC line voltage connection, further making installation easier for OEMs. The outdoor LED power supplies are dimmable to 10% with built-in 0-10V interface, enabling direct integration and operation with standard dimmers, sensors, as well as energy and light-management systems.

About Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA) determine and honor the most innovative LED/ solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the companies behind the components that make up these light sources. The PIA program also recognizes leaders in categories ranging from those conducting cutting-edge R+D, to those helping in the development of standards as well as those pushing to make solid-state lighting a truly sustainable technology. Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, is publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate and Architectural SSL magazines. The company also operates the ArchLED Conference, markets and partners in educational platform, and maintains websites and electronic extensions of its print publications.


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 Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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