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Espen Technology Introduces Emergency Driver For Type B TLEDs

Santa Fe Springs, CA
Espen Technology has launched a new emergency driver for Type B TLEDs.  Model number VEMB20W Type B Emergency Driver overcomes the challenge of AC lamp input requirements, compared to DC.  Since Type B TLEDs are wired directly to line voltage, these TLEDs with an internal driver do not require a fluorescent ballast to convert line voltage to DC current.  When no external ballast is available to wire to, an auxiliary supply such as a generator or inverter must be used to provide emergency line power.  Espen has developed an emergency solution to overcome this challenge. Espen’s VEMB20W Type B Emergency Driver is a long awaited solution for Type B TLED emergency illumination.  At 20W, this emergency driver illuminates most TLEDs at full brightness. The emergency driver test lead allows the user further piece of mind to ensure the driver is installed and operating correctly. Espen Technology stands behind this product with a 5 year warranty.

“Emergency drivers for Types A & C TLEDs have been around for some time, but there has been a gap in the market for a Type B Emergency Driver, for those who prefer to eliminate the fluorescent ballast from the system,” said John Clancy, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Espen.  Clancy added, “This much needed product is one more reason that Espen leads the indoor linear retrofit market.”

Additional features of the VEMB20W Type B Emergency Driver include 90 minute emergency illumination time, a durable steel housing with 2 foot conduit, Ni-Cad recharging technology, and a test switch included.  The VEMB20W is also UL listed for damp locations, with an operating temperature range of -20oF to 130oF.

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Detailed product information and specifications for the new VEMB20W Type B Emergency Driver can be obtained by emailing nicole.tougas@espentech.comor visiting .

About Espen Technology

Espen Technology Inc. is a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing high quality, high performance linear LED lighting components.  With operations and facilities across the world, Espen Technology offers competitive products with the highest quality. Headquartered in Southern California, Espen Technology is able to offer personalized sales, expert technical support, and efficient logistics to all of its customers.  LED products are designed and perfected with pride in the United States.


Media contact:
David Shiller, Marketing
Espen Technology Inc.