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Osram opens $30-million T5 manufacturing operation


December 17, 2008
By Anthony Capkun

Versailles, Ky., is the new home of Osram Sylvania’s $30-million manufacturing operation for T5 fluorescent lamps which, says the company, makes it the first T5 lamp producer on the continent.

“Osram
Sylvania is proud to bring T5 lamp production to North America,” said
Charlie Jerabek, Osram’s North American president and CEO. “Our
investment in this green technology shows that what is good for our
environment can also be good for the economy.”




Sylvania
Pentron T5s are up to 30% more efficient than older T12s and T8s, says
Osram, which previously imported the T5s from manufacturing facilities
in Europe. The highly automated Kentucky production line employs about
25 people and will produce tens of millions of lamps each year.