Espen Technology was recognized with 2021 IES Progress Report inclusion of its 8-foot TLED lamp solution that utilizes two 4-foot segments. As part of the Uniflex family of Type A+B hybrid lamps, this 8-foot TLED eliminates virtually all 8-foot TLED lamp breakage during shipping, by combining two 4-foot segments to make an 8-foot lamp.
The annual IES Progress Report recognizes significant new advancements in lighting products from the past year. It highlights major developments in the art and science of lighting, throughout the world. Inclusion is based on an impartial judging process to evaluate each submission’s uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.
Espen’s novel 8-foot TLED approach consolidates lamp stocking to reduce inventory costs for distributors and contractors, by eliminating 8-foot TLED inventories and using 4-foot TLED segments. This lamp also is provided with caps that makes it suitable for use in single pin as well as HO sockets. Additionally, this Uniflex 8-foot solution requires less storage space, using 4-foot long boxes, instead of 8-foot long boxes.
This 8-foot TLED solution can operate in Type A (electronic ballast compatible) mode, as well as Type B (line voltage, 120-277VAC) mode. Further, if the fluorescent ballast dies while powering the lamp in the A mode, the bad ballast can be bypassed with line voltage run to the tombstones, and the lamps can continue to operate, without replacing or removing the fluorescent ballast.
This Type A+B, 8-foot lamp solution is offered in 3600 lumen and 5500 lumen packages, as well as CCTs of 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, and 5000K. They come with an ultra-wide beam angle of 325 degrees and a 50,000 rated life.
“Espen is very proud to have this 8-foot TLED solution recognized by the IES Progress Report,” states Flemming Jensen, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at Espen Technology. “This product is an industry first and virtually eliminates freight claims for broken 8-foot lamps.”