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Osram Sylvania Lights Up the Track at the Sylvania 300
September 12, 2008

OSRAM SYLVANIA, title sponsor of the SYLVANIA 300, added two "track lighting" features at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. First, SYLVANIA set up a demonstration to educate fans about safe driving and the importance of visibility on the road. Two NASCAR pace cars were outfitted with new headlights on the track. The one on the right is outfitted with SYLVANIA SilverStar(R) ULTRA headlights and the other with standard headlights. The side-by-side comparison shows the increased visibility of SYLVANIA SilverStar(R) ULTRA headlights, which are up to 50 percent brighter and increase down road visibility by up to 40 percent when compared to worn standard bulbs.
 
Poor visibility, especially at night, is a serious driving hazard. According to the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council, poor visibility is cited as a factor in an estimated 2.8 million accidents, 23,000 fatal crashes and 2,300 pedestrian deaths every year in the United States. SYLVANIA SilverStar(R) ULTRA headlights produce a whiter, brighter light that can help improve driving safety.

Also, OSRAM SYLVANIA installed thirty-five 300-watt quartz halogen floodlights to improve the efficiency and functionality of the lighting on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway's helicopter pad. The improved lighting offers brighter, whiter light to maximize safety and visibility, as well as longer bulb life and better energy efficiency than standard incandescent bulbs.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA

OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting

OSRAM SYLVANIA, together with OSRAM GmbH, is the world leader in automotive lighting for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket. The company's global automotive lighting division has its principal North American operations in Hillsboro, N.H., with nearly 700 employees. In addition to TS 16949, this facility has also achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications. Automotive Lighting designs, develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art automotive light sources, including auxiliary, advanced halogen, LED and high-intensity discharge lighting for interior, exterior and forward lighting applications. More than 400 lamp types are produced for cars, trucks, and electronics in facilities throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Automotive applications for OEMs are marketed under the OSRAM brand while products for the aftermarket are sold under the SYLVANIA brand. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com/auto
 

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