Osram Sylvania Inc. is the North American operation of lighting manufacturer Osram GmbH, which is owned by Siemens AG. The company produces a wide range of lighting products for home, business and automotive use. It sells its North American products under the Sylvania brand name and uses the brand Osram in the rest of the world. The company is title sponsor of the Sylvania 300 NASCAR race.
The company’s business includes compact fluorescent lamps, light-emitting diode systems and other lighting products and services. Sylvania is among several established American brands that are licensed to global consumer electronics manufacturers.
One of Sylvania's heavily-advertised TV features was a lighted perimeter mask of variable brightness called "Halolight", which was purported to ease the optical transition if a viewer glanced from a dark background to the bright TV screen.
Sylvania was also a manufacturer of both vacuum tubes and transistors.
In 1959, Sylvania Electronics merged with General Telephone to form General Telephone and Electronics (GTE). In the 1970s, GTE Sylvania sold the rights to the name Sylvania, for use on consumer electronics equipment only, to Holland's NV Philips. This marked the end of Sylvania's TV production in Batavia, NY, USA.
Osram Sylvania Inc. was established in its current form in January 1993, with the acquisition of GTE’s Sylvania lighting division by Osram GmbH.
Patent No. 07600890 Issued on Oct. 13, Assigned to Osram Sylvania Inc. for Illuminated sign and light source for use with said sign
Oct 15, 2009; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 15 -- Michael J. Swantner, Douglas G. Seymour, all of Saxonburg, PA, have developed a Illuminated sign and...
Patent No. D617,925 Issued on June 15, Assigned to OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Ornamental Design for Portable Lamp (New Hampshire Inventors)
Jun 16, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21 -- Charles Coushaine of Rindge, N. H., and Laura Peach of New Boston, N. H., have developed an...
Osram aids DTI's energy performance. (Osram Sylvania Inc.; United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry building)
Oct 01, 1996; The DTI's newly refurbished building in Victoria Street, London is using a comprehensive selection of lamps from Osram, with a...