Espen Technology Launches First Emergency Ballasts For LED & Fluorescent T8 - Energy Watch News


Espen Technology Launches First Emergency Ballasts For LED & Fluorescent T8

Santa Fe Springs, CA | September 8, 2015

Espen Technology, a leading manufacturer of LED and fluorescent products, has released a new line of emergency ballasts designed to operate with Espen’s Retroflex andRetroflex HE lines of plug-and-play LED tubes, as well as fluorescent T8 lamps.

“This is the first line of emergency ballasts to operate both LED and fluorescent T8 lamps. We offer them in three lumen outputs: 500, 700, and 1,300 lumen models,” said John Clancy, VP of Sales at Espen Technology. Clancy added, “Our customers can finally upgrade their fluorescent T8 lamps on emergency back ups, and claim 100% LED lighting for their facilities. We’ve seen some serious safety hazards when LED tubes are mistakenly put on fluorescent battery back ups. Espen’s new line of emergency ballasts solve this problem, and the market response has been very strong.”

The LED emergency ballast works in conjunction with the AC ballast to allow the same fluorescent fixture to be used for both normal and emergency operation. When AC power fails, the emergency ballast switches to emergency mode and keeps one lamp illuminated at a reduced lumen output, for a minimum of 90 minutes. These ballasts are suitable for use in new fixtures or retrofit applications. They include an LED charging indicator light, a single-pole test switch, and installation hardware

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