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Thirteen OSRAM, SYLVANIA and TRAXON Products Recognized in 2015 IESNA Progress Report

December 16, 2015

North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA announced that the Progress Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) selected thirteen OSRAM, SYLVANIA and Traxon branded products for its 2015 report of innovative industry developments, with one shown during the Progress Report presentation at the IES Annual Conference that took place recently in Indianapolis, IN. All products selected for the IESNA Progress Report represent significant advancements in the art and science of lighting.

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ENCELIUM at OSRAM SYLVANIA Continues to Take Industry by Storm

December 3, 2015

2015 continues to be a banner year for OSRAM SYLVANIA’s ENCELIUM® team with the lighting controls group enhancing its Polaris 3D® software to provide increased responsiveness, comfort for end users and manageability. Polaris 3D is the core element of the ENCELIUM system that gives facility managers the visibility to monitor and analyze various energy management strategies that can be simultaneously integrated through the ENCELIUM Energy Management System (EMS) for optimal results. In addition, ENCELIUM solutions were recognized by readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine and in conjunction with the annual AIA 2015 conference, which drew thousands of architects and design professionals.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Announces Wireless Area Lighting Controller for ENCELIUM Energy Management System

December 3, 2015

Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is expanding the capabilities of the ENCELIUM® Energy Management System (EMS) with the new wireless Area Lighting Controller (WALC) which allows a group of lighting devices to communicate via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee® standards. The WALC connects groups of 0-10V dimmable luminaires for group dimming or switching applications. The sensor terminal block allows direct connection of dual tech sensors or other low voltage sensors to the wireless network for battery elimination or additional functionality. The GreenBus II port allows integration of ENCELIUM GreenBus II products into the wireless network for tailored lighting experiences, such as GreenBus II wired wallstations, relay panels or phase cut dimming applications. The versatile 20A WALC is unique in the market with its universal voltage operation (120-347V input), UL 924 emergency rating, and rugged design so it can control a range of applications from emergency lighting to extreme conditions with temperatures as low as -40ºF. It is also available with a damp rating for installations subject to moderate degrees of moisture such as basements and parking garages, as well as partially protected locations under canopies, marquees and roofed open porches. The WALC was also recognized by the IES Progress Report 2015 and can be used for plug loads to meet Title 24.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting’s Commitment to Innovation Shines with ZEVO® LED Lighting Line Expansion

November 3, 2015

SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting is advancing LED technology with the growth of the SYLVANIA ZEVO® Automotive LED Lighting line to give automotive enthusiasts a more distinctive appearance, customization options and an interactive experience to their vehicles.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Unveils New Lamps and Fixtures at LDI 2015

October 23, 2015

OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling a wide range of new cutting-edge lamps and fixtures for entertainment lighting professionals at LDI 2015, a leading global tradeshow and conference for entertainment lighting professionals. New traditional and LED offerings were developed to better meet the needs of lighting professionals by being compact in design and offering high quality, powerful light that brings out the rich colors accurately on stage.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Helping Theatres Illuminate their Performances with “Let KREIOS Light Your Stage” Contest

October 23, 2015

Are you affiliated with a theatre that could benefit from high quality light? North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is announcing the "Let KREIOS® Light Your Stage" Contest which will reward two theatres with twelve OSRAM KREIOS FLx LED fixtures each to illuminate their playhouses with superior light. OSRAM SYLVANIA unveiled the contest at LDI 2015, a leading global tradeshow and conference for entertainment lighting professionals.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Opens Company’s First US-Based LED Module Production Line

October 13, 2015

OSRAM SYLVANIA has expanded the Hillsboro manufacturing capabilities by adding the first advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production line for manufacturing LED modules in the plant. OSRAM as the automotive lighting leader is pushing the transition to LED systems by investing in R&D and production capacities, infrastructure and talent to support the technology migration. Millions of dollars were invested in the plant for the new ISO class 8 Gray Room. LED modules produced from the new line are already on the road in the 2016 Ford Explorer LED headlamp, with other programs in development for the future.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting Helps Illuminate the Way for NASCAR Hauler Drivers

September 25 2015

While NASCAR® fans come from around the country to fill the stands and experience the excitement of cheering on their favorite drivers as they race to Victory Lane, it is the hauler drivers that help make this day a reality. Carrying 3,400 pound machines on cross country treks, hauler drivers spend an above average time on the road at dusk or after dark and log upwards of 70,000 miles according to media reports. With 20 different states in the NASCAR Sprint® Cup Series, navigating a hauler from track to track in less than ideal conditions can be challenging.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Delivers 2015 Ford F-150 to Hillsboro Fire Department

July 23 2015

The Hillsboro Fire Department is answering calls in the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, thanks to local community supporter OSRAM SYLVANIA. The company recently delivered the truck to the Hillsboro Fire Department which provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to a community that covers approximately 42 square miles and has an estimated population of 6,000 residents. During calendar year 2013, the department responded to approximately 1,000 calls. The fire department is made up of full-time staff and resident volunteers, many of whom are employees at the OSRAM SYLVANIA Hillsboro plant.

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The Light Shift™ with Harry Steele: Whitewater Kayaking Enthusiast

July 23 2015

Like most children, Harry Steele was involved with sports; football, track and basketball. In addition, Harry started whitewater canoeing at age twelve, then guided raft trips in college and progressed to kayaking from there. Today, the whitewater kayaking enthusiast takes us on a journey through his Light Shift story:

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Grant Wright as New CEO for the OSRAM Americas Region

July 22 2015

Danvers, MA (July 22, 2015) – OSRAM, a leading global lighting manufacturer has announced the appointment of Grant Wright as CEO/CFO of OSRAM Americas and President and CEO/CFO of OSRAM SYLVANIA effective July 1, 2015. He succeeds Jes Munk Hansen who was appointed CEO of the recently formed Lamps Business Unit. Wright will be responsible for the OSRAM business in North, Middle and South America.

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ENCELIUM by OSRAM Recognized by BUILDINGS Magazine with Money-Saving Product Award

July 9, 2015

Danvers, MA (July 9, 2015) – Demonstrating its continued commitment to energy management, North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA announced that BUILDINGS magazine has selected the company’s ENCELIUM® Wireless Energy Management System (EMS) as a 2015 Money-Saving Product Award Winner. ENCELIUM is a scalable and simple lighting control system that allows owners to elevate the cost-effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse. The ENCELIUM Wireless EMS is a robust portfolio of sleek hardware solutions designed to expand lighting control to hard-to-reach locations and simplify and lower the overall cost of installation.

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The Light Shift™ with Derrick Ross: Baseball Scout

June 12, 2015

Derrick Ross spent 15 years of his career as an amateur baseball scout for two teams – one in Cleveland and the other in Detroit. Finding new talent required Derrick to constantly be on the move, driving all hours of the day and night. We’re taking a look at some of the dedicated individuals who share the road at night and letting people like Derrick tell their story from the driver’s seat. Here’s his Light Shift story.

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Seeing History in a New Light

June 8 2015

​Danvers, MA (June 8, 2015) - From the Sistine Chapel, to the winter home in the Arizona desert of Frank Lloyd Wright, to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, historical landmarks around the world are being experienced in a fresh, new way. The future of lighting – LEDs – is helping to save energy and in many instances, improve how the locations are viewed by visitors.

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The Light Shift™ with Jonathon Dock: Camping Enthusiast and IT Pro

May 20 2015

​Since launching The Light Shift series in September 2014, we’ve heard from a lot of individuals who drive at night while the rest of Americans are sound asleep. NASCAR hauler drivers, EMTs, plow drivers, weathermen—you name it. The types of jobs you’d expect a Light Shift™ member to have. Then there are the unassuming stories you hear from everyday Americans, from advertising pros and entrepreneurs to army veterans to IT experts like Jonathan Dock, who happens to be the subject of our latest profile. Read on to hear his story.

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Osram Oslon SSL 730nm wins two innovation awards at LIGHTFAIR International 2015

May 11 2015

Sunnyvale, CA (May 11, 2015) - Osram Opto Semiconductors is pleased to announce that the Oslon SSL 730nm LED received an Innovation Award and a Technology Innovation Award at LIGHTFAIR® International 2015. Judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals, the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards recognize excellence in new lighting products and technologies introduced in the past 12 months, and are one of the industry’s highest honors.

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OSRAM OmniPoint Wins Two Innovation Awards at LIGHTFAIR International 2015

May 5 2015

​New York, NY and Danvers, MA (May 5, 2015) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is pleased to announce that the OSRAM OmniPoint™ LED luminaire was recognized with an Innovation Award for the Most Innovative Product of the Year at LIGHTFAIR® International 2015. The smart, connected LED luminaire also won the Innovation Award in the LED Downlight category. Judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals, the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards recognize excellence in new lighting products and technology introduced in the past twelve months and are one of the industry’s highest honors.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Unveils OmniPoint – the Future of Flexible Controllable Light – at LIGHTFAIR International

May 5 2015

​New York, NY and Danvers, MA (May 5, 2015) – OSRAM SYLVANIA is demonstrating the company’s innovation in delivering personalized light with OSRAM OmniPoint, a wireless, array-based LED lighting solution that offers extremely flexible light placement and intensity options. The luminaire consists of an array of independently controllable LEDs that can switch on/off and dim in coordination with the others in any combination, and produce ambient and spot lighting from a single light package at the same time. The dynamic LED luminaire will be unveiled at Booth #1922 at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place May 5-7 in New York, New York.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Reveals Easy Ways to Integrate Lighting Controls Into Existing Spaces with ENCELIUM Systems at LIGHTFAIR International

May 5 2015

​New York, NY and Danvers, MA (May 5, 2015) – Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is demonstrating the new ENCELIUM® Wireless Energy Management System (EMS) along with enhancements to its flagship ENCELIUM® Polaris 3D® lighting management software at Booth #1922 at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place May 5-7 in New York, New York. These latest innovations make it easy to connect existing light fixtures or third-party control devices (including relay panels) to a wireless lighting network. The system is also now enabling owners with proactive maintenance viewing options on the web-based user interface with visualizations like wireless signal paths, wireless signal strength, and battery life indication.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Launches Integrated AC LED Light Engines with Superior Dimming Performance at LIGHTFAIR International

May 5 2015

New York, NY and Danvers, MA (May 5, 2015) – OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling the future of LED light engines with the PrevaLED® Core Pro AC and PrevaLED® Flat AC families of highly efficient, 120VAC integrated LED modules, delivering cutting edge dimming performance down to 10 percent with no strobing or flickering. The new LED light engines will be at Booth #1922 at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place May 5-7 in New York, New York.

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Traxon Technologies, together with OSRAM, presents new lighting and control solutions at LIGHTFAIR® International 2015

May 5 2015

May 4, 2015 – Traxon Technologies, together with OSRAM, is participating in LIGHTFAIR® International 2015, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference that brings together lighting designers, specifiers, architects, consultants, and engineers from around the world. Traxon will be unveiling several never-before-seen products at LIGHTFAIR® International 2015, including Media Tube® HO RGBW, Quattro Liner AC XB RGBW, and Cove Light AC HO RGB Graze.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Showcases How Individual and Connected Light is the Future at LIGHTFAIR International

May 4 2015

​New York, NY and Danvers, MA (May 4, 2015) – Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America, will be showcasing a comprehensive portfolio of traditional lighting and LED-based products and solutions at Booth #1922 at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place May 5-7 in New York, New York. The breadth of innovations from the entire OSRAM family including OSRAM, SYLVANIA, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Traxon Technologies, ENCELIUM® and SYLVANIA Lighting Solutions will be at LIGHTFAIR International 2015. In addition, Traxon, a global leading brand of dynamic LED lighting solutions, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the show.

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20 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Traxon Brand

May 1 2015

​Hong Kong, May 1, 2015 – Traxon, a global leading brand of dynamic LED lighting solutions, marks its 20th anniversary this month.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to Install LED Lighting from OSRAM SYLVANIA as Next Stage of Energizing Taliesin West

April 27 2015

SCOTTSDALE, AZ and Danvers, MA, April 27, 2015 – The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is happy to announce that North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA has made a significant donation of innovative LED lighting products to the Energizing Taliesin West program. Led by energy efficiency consultant Big Green Zero, the program is focused on the goal of continuing Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy of innovation in finding better and less expensive methods for building structures and for utilizing them.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Launches New Long Life XBO Cinema Lamps at CinemaCon 2015

April 20 2015

​Las Vegas, NV. (April 20, 2015) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is expanding its award-winning OSRAM XBO® digital cinema lamp portfolio with new longer life offerings that have greater full warranty hours and service warranties. OSRAM now offers long life XBO digital cinema lamps that have a rated life of up to 3300 hours and have service warranties of up to 3500 hours, which is unique in the industry. These new lamps will be on display at Booth 2211 at CinemaCon, which is celebrating its 5th year anniversary from April 20 – 23 in Las Vegas.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Showcases New LED Solutions for New or Retrofitting Signs at ISA Sign Expo 2015

April 9 2015

Las Vegas, NV. (April 9, 2015) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling an expanded LED signage product offering that includes new options for smaller channel letters and accessories for the BoxLED® Plus and BoxLED Plus DS products to quickly retrofit single and double sided box signs from T12 to LED. These new products, and more long life LED signage solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA, will be on display at Booth 617 at ISA Sign Expo 2015, taking place April 9 – 11 in Las Vegas.

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The Light Shift™ with Joe Silva: Army Veteran and Wildlife Enthusiast

March 24 2015

​From tours of duty to travels on the road, an American hero shares his Light Shift story.

With all of the time he’s spent on the road throughout his life, Joe Silva must feel like a professional driver. Since retiring as an army sergeant, driving has become a major component of Joe’s post military life. Joe’s miles, travels and the help he’s provided around the country weaves quite an interesting story. In his own words, this is Joe’s Light Shift:

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The Light Shift™ with Meghan Finley: Legal Collector and College Basketball Fanatic

March 11 2015

​Whether it’s getting up in the middle of the night for work, or following her favorite college basketball team across the Pacific Northwest, Meghan Finley always seems to be on the road. We took some time to catch up with Meghan and listen to what drives her during her Light Shift—here’s how she tells her story:

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Launches ZELION HL Horticulture LED Grow Light Fixtures

March 9 2015

Danvers, MA (March 9, 2015) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is unveiling ZELION® HL Horticulture LED Grow Light Fixtures with state-of-the-art Oslon® LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. This combination delivers one of the most reliable LED horticulture fixtures in the industry. The modularized ZELION HL family is suitable for both the commercial growers and do-it-yourself horticulturalists across a wide range of applications, including turf and landscape maintenance, commercial greenhouses and indoor gardening.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Launches ENCELIUM Wireless Energy Management System

March 5 2015

​Danvers, MA (March 5, 2015) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA has launched the ENCELIUM® Wireless Energy Management System (EMS), a robust portfolio of sleek hardware solutions designed to expand lighting control to hard-to-reach locations and simplify and lower the overall cost of installation. ENCELIUM is a scalable and simple lighting control system that enables owners to elevate the cost-effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse. The new ENCELIUM Wireless EMS is based on the ZigBee® Pro network stack and includes wireless managers, sensors, control modules for attaching to light fixtures, and wallstations, and is being installed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a $10 billion integrated global health enterprise in Pennsylvania.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Wins Facility Executive 2015 Readers’ Choice Award For Lighting Controls

February 27, 2015

North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA announced the company has been named a 2015 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Award winner in the lighting controls category for its ENCELIUM® Energy Management System, powered by its flagship lighting management software – Polaris 3D®. The Readers’ Choice Awards are voted on each year by Facility Executive’s readers and are chosen based on criteria including product or service reliability, aesthetics, value and customer service.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Wins Three Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

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.

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The Light Shift™ with Nate Glenney: Cab Driver and Fleet Manager

February 19 2015

For cab driver Nate Glenney, rush hour begins in the early morning hours. Weekdays begin at the garage at 3 a.m., while busy weekend nights usually end around the same time. As you can imagine, Nate deals with some pretty interesting people, and it’s important that he brings them to their destinations safely. We stayed up with Nate to learn more about his Light Shift and hear what it’s like in his driver’s seat.

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The Light Shift™ with Harry Waterhouse

February 5 2015

Working second shift is definitely not for everyone, but for Harry Waterhouse it’s a perfect blend between dedicating time to family and hobbies, and working a job he enjoys with people he loves. Harry is a second shift production supervisor at OSRAM SYLVANIA in Hillsboro, NH – the very plant that makes the headlights that help him get home safely each night. Here’s how Harry’s Light Shift helps keep the rest of the world moving forward.

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The Light Shift™ with Carlos Parisi, Advertising Pro and Farmer’s Market/Food Entrepreneur

January 30 2015

As an individual with two jobs, Carlos Parisi balances a full-time career in the advertising world and another as the co-founder of a food start-up. With the responsibility of keeping so many priorities in line, Carlos often works late into the night and starts his day well before dawn. Though he’s constantly on the go, we caught up with Carlos for a look behind his Light Shift story.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Releases Next Generation ENCELIUM Polaris 3D Software

January 5 2015

Danvers, MA (January 5, 2015) – North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA has released the latest version of its flagship ENCELIUM® lighting management software – Polaris 3D®. ENCELIUM by OSRAM is a scalable lighting control system that enables owners to elevate the cost effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse. Developed in North America and accessible anytime, anywhere via an Internet connection, the Polaris 3D software is the core element of the ENCELIUM system that facilitates the commissioning, usage and data analysis of the lighting installation. The 3D color gradient visualization shows how efficient an installation is and immediately reports the savings achieved. Now, the new Polaris 3D 3.5.1 software is even easier to use and offers additional flexibility for buildings to comply with local building codes, offer a comfortable work environment for employees, reduce their lighting energy consumption by as much as 75 percent, and qualify for several points toward LEED certification.

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The Light Shift™ with Steve Travis, Meteorologist

November 12 2014

​From analyzing scores of data to dangerous fieldwork, Steve Travis has a job that makes him responsible for the safety and health of the people, businesses and properties within his community. We’re highlighting some of the unique individuals who work the Light Shift, and letting Steve share his story.

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The Light Shift™ with Mike Pihaylic, Equipment Operator for Public Works Department

October 22 2014

​While the rest of the world is nestled in their beds, tucked away from the snow and cold, Mike Pihaylic straps on his boots, bundles up his coat and punches the clock for another long day at work. People like Mike are the everyday heroes of our communities, and to celebrate their hard work and dedication, we’re listening to their stories from the road. Today, Mike gives us an inside look at his Light Shift experience.

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The Light Shift™ with Craig Ballard, Hospital ER Technician, On-Call Firefighter and EMT Intern

October 17, 2014

When Craig Ballard wakes up, he knows he has to be prepared to save a life. Whether at 3 p.m. or in the dead of night, a typical shift for Craig begins whenever help is needed — as a hospital emergency room technician, an on-call firefighter and emergency technician intern. OSRAM SYLVANIA is celebrating the everyday heroes working The Light Shift, and we’re following Craig as he shares his story from the driver’s seat.

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