Osram Sylvania has opened a US$30 million manufacturing operation for energy-efficient T5 fluorescent lamps, the first in North America. The operation is located in Versailles, Kentucky. The new highly automated production line will employ approximately 25 people and produce tens of millions of energy efficient lamps each year. The Osram Sylvania plant has a total employment of approximately 800 and an annual payroll of over US$50 million.
Sylvania Pentron® T5 fluorescent lamps are up to 30 per cent more efficient than older T12 and T8 fluorescent lamp types. The company previously imported Pentron T5 lamps from manufacturing facilities in Europe.
Due to their energy efficiency and high colour rendering properties, Sylvania Pentron T5 lamps are increasingly popular for lighting office buildings, retail stores, hospitals and warehouses.
With Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ont. and U.S. headquarters in Danvers, Mass., Osram Sylvania is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG.