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LEDVANCE Wins Awards for SYLVANIA Products, Employees and Initiatives
Lighting Leader Continues to Strive for Excellence and Break New Ground.
October 11, 2017
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Wilmington, Mass. – LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA general lighting products in North America, has received over 20 awards recently by industry associations and media for its proven SYLVANIA LED lighting products, forward-thinking employees and corporate initiatives. “LEDVANCE is a global leader with over 100 years of lighting experience, and these accolades demonstrate how we continue to advance light,” said Phil Rioux, vice president and CEO, Global LED Lamps Business Segment, LEDVANCE. “These awards are a reflection of the hard work of every employee to meet the needs of our customers and redefine the role of light in a connected world. I am very proud of what we have accomplished this year, and look forward to what more we can achieve together in the future.”

The Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) is an annual program commissioned by Design Journal that recognizes superior products in the architecture and design industry at the Platinum, Gold and Silver levels. The following SYLVANIA LED lighting innovations were honored with ADEX Platinum and Design Journal Best of 2016 awards:

·         SYLVANIA LED Indoor and Outdoor Luminaires and Retrofit Kits

·         SYLVANIA Smart Lighting and Accessories

·         SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE® LED T5HO Lamps

·         SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ High CRI RT8 Recessed Downlight Kit


·         SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Night and Day LED Lamp

The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards recognizes innovative LED and solid state luminaires and fixtures on the market. A distinguished panel comprised of 14 designers and lighting specialists awarded manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance based on industry standards. Based on these criteria, the following SYLVANIA LED products were recognized in the components and light sources category:

·         SYLVANIA LED Vintage Lamps


·         SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE T5HO LED Lamps

·         SYLVANIA LEDlescent™ LED T8 Ballast Free Lamps

SYLVANIA LED Integrated Bulb and Trim was one of the elite products selected as a 2017 Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS Magazine.  Finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy efficiency and maintenance.

Sponsored by the American Lighting Association, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and UL, Lighting for Tomorrow is a competition that challenges manufacturers to develop residential lighting products that successfully incorporate advances in both design and energy efficiency.  The SYLVANIA ULTRA LED 3-Way A21 Lamp received a Special Recognition Award which is given to products that have notable attributes or fulfill a market or lighting application need.  The SYLVANIA LED lamp was recognized for having higher wattage equivalent outputs than previous LED 3-way products. 

Finally, two LEDVANCE employees were honored by the tED Magazine’s “30 under 35” program.  Maren Bochinger, head of Luminaire Sales, US & Canada, and Aaron Ganick, head of Smart Business Americas, were recognized as talented young professionals who have the initiative, drive, integrity and creativity to help move the electrical industry forward.  LEDVANCE also received a “Best of the Best” marketing award from tED Magazine in the “Brand Awareness” category for its work in launching LEDVANCE as a new company while also reinforcing the SYLVANIA product brand with electrical distributors and contractors.


LEDVANCE GmbH is one of the world's leading general lighting providers for professional users and retail customers.  In North America, LEDVANCE LLC offers SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps, standardized luminaires and smart lighting solutions, as well as a wide range of traditional light sources.  The SYLVANIA brand leadership in the industry is a result of a proud legacy of over 100 years of lighting experience and paves the way for future success.  LEDVANCE is active in more than 120 countries and has about 9,000 employees.  Additional information can be found at


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