SYLVANIA Lighting by LEDVANCE Adds High Lumen Downlight to ULTRA LED RT8 Portfolio

Benefits include UL1598 Listed and Classified, Easy Installation and Up to $450 in Energy Savings

Wilmington, Mass. and Philadelphia – Lighting leader LEDVANCE is expanding its portfolio of SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ RT8 recessed downlight kits with the 8000 lumen version being unveiled at Booth 1701 at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®).  The universal input voltage, integrated driver 8” compatible solution is ideal for delivering high performing light from high ceilings in new construction and retrofit applications due to it being UL1598 Listed and Classified.  In addition, the long 50,000 hour (L70) rated life means it lasts up to 3 times longer than CFL pin base lamps that need to be replaced more often in hard-to-reach ceilings.  The light output of the 0-10V dimmable LED downlight kit is comparable to traditional 150W high pressure sodium or 175W metal halide lamps, but uses only 92 watts which saves up to $450*.  It is available in three color temperatures (3000K, 3500K and 4000K) and has a variety of trim kit options to change the appearance based on application spaces.  In North America, LEDVANCE offers professional users and retail customers SYLVANIA advanced LED bulbs, standardized luminaires and smart lighting solutions, as well as traditional light sources. 

“Installation is done quickly and easily in most standard eight-inch frames with the SYLVANIA ULTRA LED RT8 family of eight-inch LED recessed downlight kits, making them a great tool in a contractor’s arsenal.  The new 8000 lumen version means contractors can now offer bright and wide LED illumination to customers with 12 foot ceilings,” said Alfred LaSpina, Product Group Manager for LED Lamps, LEDVANCE.  “The SYLVANIA product quality and long life also make them an attractive offering for distributors who want only the best behind their counters.”

The SYLVANIA ULTRA LED RT8 portfolio provides excellent color rendering (up to 90 CRI) and a wide selection of color temperatures (3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000K).  The optical design is also noteworthy as it efficiently directs light output in an 80° beam angle with low glare.  Suitable for dry, damp and wet locations, the portfolio is ENERGY STAR® Rated and RoHS compliant, has 120/277V and 347V input voltage versions, contains no mercury and emits no UV or IR radiation.  Unlike traditional alternatives, SYLVANIA ULTRA RT8 recessed downlight kits also need no warm-up time because they are instant on with full light output and stable color. 

For more information, visit Booth 1701 at LFI, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, taking place May 7 — 11, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, or go to https://www.ledvanceus.com.    


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 www.ledvanceus.com.



Glen Gracia


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*Energy savings over the life of the lamp calculated at $0.11/kWh

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