Energy Focus, Inc. based in Solon, Ohio USA, introduced a line of commercial Triac-dimmable LED downlights for retrofit applications. The company developed the new Triac-dimmable downlights working with an international healthcare system headquartered in Northeast Ohio.
In addition to offering high energy efficiency and easier maintenance, the company created the new downlights for faster, more cost-effective installation.
The flicker-free downlights operate with lighting efficacy of 100 lumens per watt and come in a choice of three color temperatures 3500K, 4000K and 5000K. Energy Focus says that new LED downlight is perfect for retrofits because it allows faster, less labor-intensive installation that does not require stringing new wiring.
Triac-Dimmable Downlight Allows Reuse of Existing Wiring and Dimming Switches
The design reportedly enables quick connections and disconnections and allows commercial lighting contractors to reuse the existing wiring and dimming switches. The ease of installation and the reuse of wiring and dimming switches translates to reduced labor and materials costs. In addition to the Triac dimming option, Energy Focus continues to offer a 0-10V dimming option, which also allows high flexibility and easy installation in new construction applications.
According to Michael Somers, Energy Focus’s vice president of Business Development, commented, “By making it possible to repurpose existing wiring and switches rather than removing and discarding them, the Triac dimming option helps organizations meet their long-term sustainability goals while reducing their labor and materials costs for the project.”
The commercial dimmable downlights are suitable for use in lighting applications including hotels, office buildings, K-12 and higher education, and retail environments, as well as healthcare settings.
In addition to the standard 6”, 8” and 10” sized drop-in-replacement luminaires, the new dimmable downlight line includes a 12” model that is unavailable from other suppliers. Energy Focus backs the downlights with a 5-year warranty.
The company says that keeping a safety stock of these lamps in its Solon warehouse allows the company ship to contractors much sooner than most suppliers, even to contractors who don’t supply a forecast of their requirements.