Press Release

Charlie Jerabek, President and CEO, OSRAM SYLVANIAJoins SmartLabs, Inc. Board of Directors As a Special Advisor
Irvine, Calif. - May 1, 2006 - SmartLabs, Inc., the world's leading authority in home control and home automation, announced today that Charlie Jerabek, president and CEO, OSRAM SYLVANIA, will serve the company's board of directors as a Special Advisor.SmartLabs is the inventor of the INSTEON? wireless home control networking technology that is optimized for home management and control. Simple, affordable and reliable, INSTEON links together core home systems such as lighting, security, comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors for remote monitoring and control.OSRAM SYLVANIA, a Siemens company, is the second-leading lighting and materials enterprise in the world. Its general lighting unit manufactures incandescent, fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps and provides general and specialty lighting sales, marketing and distribution services throughout North America. "SmartLabs is honored to have a person of Charlie's stature, experience and character joining the INSTEON team. As the CEO of the largest lighting company in North America he will add incalculable value," said Joe Dada, SmartLabs founder and CEO. "OSRAM SYLVANIA recognizes the opportunities that INSTEON, as the leading wireless technology for lighting and home control, creates for the whole industry world-wide.""Electronic control is a large part of our lighting business," said Jerabek. "I look forward to helping SmartLabs proliferate its INSTEON wireless home control technology and integrate it into lighting solutions." SmartLabs, formerly known as Smarthome, announced in January the formation of its new parent company. SmartLabs is divided into three subsidiaries: SmartLabs Technology, architects of the INSTEON home control technology; SmartLabs Design, product design and development and Smarthome Direct, the retail and online distribution channel. The re-organization and name change more accurately reflects its role as a visionary think tank for the future of home networking, control and automation. About INSTEONSmartLabs' INSTEON, the new technology standard in electronic home control networking, uses a simple, low-cost combination of wireless and power line communications to link core home systems such as lighting, security comfort control, consumer electronics, appliances and safety sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world. INSTEON-enabled products can also bridge to other networks, such as Wi-Fi LANs, the Internet and telephony and entertainment distribution systems, allowing products to serve as the foundation for a very robust integrated home control environment.About SmartLabs, Inc.Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is the world's leading authority on home automation and home control. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless home control technology; SmartLabs Design, creators of best in class home control products and Smarthome Direct, which includes, "the Amazon of home automation" (Newsweek, 2004). SmartLabs' INSTEON Alliance offers a focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into their devices and home networking products. SmartLabs products are sold to an international customer base via the retail outlets and distributors. Complete information about home automation can be found online as well as information concerning INSTEON home control networking technology at SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. About OSRAM SYLVANIAHeadquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American lighting operation of OSRAM GmbH. Together we are the second-largest lighting and materials enterprise in the world, serving customers in more than 140 countries. We manufacture and market a wide range of lighting products, including automotive, electronic and magnetic ballasts, and precision materials and components for industrial and commercial users, original equipment manufacturers and consumers, sold primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, but also under the OSRAM brand. OSRAM SYLVANIA also offers lighting systems installation and maintenance services. For further information, please refer to our Web site at

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