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Industry Staple Now Nearly Eliminates Ultraviolet Radiation

Hollywood and Danvers, Mass. (June 4, 2014) – At Cine Gear Expo 2014, OSRAM SYLVANIA is introducing a new group of single end HMI® metal halide lamps that incorporate a  doped UV-Stop (UVS) quartz outer jacket which reduces UVB and UVC emissions up to 99.9%.   UVS not only extends the life of fixture components, it also reduces UV emissions from the back of fixtures.  Most importantly, HMI lamps equipped with UVS achieve these benefits without compromising performance.  New single end OSRAM HMI UVS lamps will come with an orange base and are available in 200W, 400W, 575W, 800W, 1200W, 1600W and 1800W versions, delivering 16,000 to 165,000 lumens with an average rated life up to 1000 hours.

“For over 40 years, OSRAM HMI lamps continue to provide the film and event industries with high intensity light that closely simulates natural sunlight,” said Stephen Robertson, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.  “Now, we are offering the same high performance lamps with a new safety feature that greatly reduces the risk of exposure to ultraviolet radiation.”

Invented by OSRAM in 1967, HMI lamps remain the standard light source for the film and television industry because they simulate daylight color temperature conditions of 6000K and have excellent color rendering (90+) with photometric integrity throughout their life.  In fact, OSRAM received an OSCAR® in 1987 and a PRIMETIME EMMY® Engineering award in 2007 for the invention and continuous improvement of HMI lamp technology.

Highly efficient HMI lamps have a high luminous efficacy of nearly 100 lumens per watt (LPW) and are available in single or double end with wattages ranging from 200 to 24,000.  Dimmable, with a hot restart capacity, OSRAM HMI lamps are over five times more efficient than incandescent light.  Applications include exhibition lighting; film, TV and video productions; industrial solar simulation; lighting for major events; professional photography; and stage lighting such as theatre and opera.

For more information about OSRAM entertainment lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA,  go to www.osram-americas.com/entertainment or visit booth #114A at the Cine Gear Expo 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. and its North American Display/Optic division:
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, visit www.osram-americas.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

OSRAM Display/Optic is a division of OSRAM GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.  This global operating division manufactures discharge, halogen, fluorescent and incandescent lamps worldwide.  Also included in the Display/Optic product offering are process heaters, lampholders, LED modules, LED systems and LED luminaires.  It produces innovative products to fulfill the needs of very diverse, ever changing and fast moving markets: entertainment, cinema, display, medical, semiconductor, airfield and industrial.

Throughout the world, the Display/Optic division markets its lighting products under the OSRAM brand name with process heaters under the SYLVANIA brand.  In the North American region, OSRAM Display/Optic is a division of OSRAM SYLVANIA and is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire.