About Sylvania

The Sylvania brand is part of the Havells Sylvania Group and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of artificial light sources. It has a broad product offering that includes halogen, CFL, HID, LED and incandescent lamps, alongside luminaires manufactured at various locations across the globe. 

Being competitively priced Sylvania luminaires are the ideal lighting solution for commercial applications; such as offices, education, residential, leisure and industrial plant lighting. As with the other brands within the Havells Sylvania portfolio, all products are rigorously tested and comply with international standards such as CE or fire rated compliance.

Sylvania products are distributed from stock, through national sales operations, as well as via individual countries’ professional distribution channels such as wholesalers, specifiers, contractors and installers; as well as to the consumer via the retail channel.

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HISTORY OF SYLVANIA

1901 - Company founded in Boston as the Bay State Lamp Company

1090 - Name change Hygrade Incandescent Lamp Company

1924 - The Novelty Incandescent Lamp Company (Nilco) formed Sylvania Products Company to make receiving tubes for radio, the time Sylvania was used

1932 - Merger forms Hygrade Sylvania Corporation

1939 - Launched linear fluorescent lamp a landmark product

1942 - Name change to Sylvania Electric products

1959 - The company merged with the General Telephone Company

1966 - Metal Arc lamp launched the forerunner of today's HID lamp technology

1968 - Expansion into Europe with manufacturing plants opening in Tienen (Belgium) and Erlangen (Germany)

1993 - SLI - consisting of Osram and Sylvania

1996 - Launched the very first halogen GU10 and the Hi SPot ES50 Halogen patented spiral faceted aluminized reflector and no transformer was needed

1997 - SLI takeover by Chicago Miniature Lamp Lamp

2007 - Company taken over by Havells India forming Havells Sylvania

2011 - GU10 LED the world’s first, European made true LED retrofit for 50W mains voltage GU10

 

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