Espen Technology Introduces Ultra Long Life T8 System

Espen.jpgSanta Fe Springs, CA (May 14, 2013) – Espen Technology offers increased ROI and performance with the introduction of its Ultra Long Life T8 System.  Consumers have become well aware of the importance of energy efficient lighting and, with the popularity of LED lighting, they now expect a product with longer life.  Espen’s Ultra Long Life T8 system meets this demand with the Elite II™ ballast with PrecisionStart™ technology and Marathon™ Extended Life T8 lamps. The ballast and lamp combination delivers an occupancy sensor-compatible, high-efficacy system with a much-improved lifespan compared to existing T8 systems. The entire system is backed by a 5-year warranty. 

The Ultra Long Life T8 System features PrecisionStart™ technology.  Espen engineers have developed a proprietary version of programmed start technology, allowing an “instant-on” start up.  Elite II™ ballasts with PrecisionStart™ technology illuminate lamps in less than 0.8 seconds while prolonging lamp life with precise filament pre-heating.  The Elite II™ ballasts feature parallel lamp operation and lamp auto-restrike.  In the event that one lamp is removed or fails, all other lamps will remain lit.  The ballasts come in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-lamp configurations and with the ability to be specified in normal, low, or high ballast factor.  The ballasts meet NEMA Premium and CEE requirements for efficiency.

Marathon™ Extended Life lamps are designed to perform with a long life span when operated with Espen’s Elite II™ ballasts.  When used together, the lamps are rated at up to 60,000 hours of life (tested at 12 hours per start).  

Users and implementers will achieve greater ROI and increased cumulative cash flow as energy savings are aggregated over a longer period of time.  Operating with programmed start ballasts enables the system to be controlled by occupancy sensors, which minimizes energy costs and provides additional opportunities for utility rebate incentives.  The extended life system lowers maintenance costs by reducing replacement material and labor.

While adoption of LED technology still faces obstacles of high cost, Espen Technology’s Ultra Long Life T8 System offers a cost-effective, long-life solution to lowering energy demand and reducing maintenance costs.

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Espen Technology is dedicated to delivering sustainable and environmentally progressive lighting solutions.  As a manufacturer and designer of lighting products, Espen continually strives to improve the efficiency of lighting technology. Espen’s products reflect an emphasis on sustainability, quality, and reliability. The company’s product development is driven by a simple commitment: to improve people’s lives and build a better future for generations to come. 


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