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.
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