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LED Lamps and Improved Versatility
Espen Technology announced the launch of a new line of hybrid Type A+B linear LED lamps. This new UniFlex lamp family can be powered by an existing fluorescent ballast (plug & play, Type A), as well as be directly wired to line voltage (ballast bypass, Type B). Initial UniFlex inventory for U-bent lamps are expected in late October, 2018. 2', 3', and 4' inventory is expected by late December, 2018.
According to John Clancy, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Espen, "Espen's A+B lamps allow end-users the reduced labor of a plug & play solution. Then in the future when their fluorescent ballast eventually fails, they can run line voltage to the lamps without replacing the lamps nor the ballast." Clancy added, "Our distributors can also benefit by consolidating TLED SKUs to reduce their inventory carrying costs. Espen continues to have the largest selection of linear retrofit solutions in the industry."
The new UniFlex TLEDs are offered in linear T8 2', 3', and 4' lengths, as well as U-bent models. Uniflex lamps have double-ended installation (DE), work with dimming ballasts, and are compatible with controls and sensors. The lamps are frosted to prevent glare, with a 325 degree wide beam angle. They operate on 120 or 277 VAC and come with a 5 year warranty.