Espen Technology expands versatile emergency inverter line

July 12, 2021
The new 8W inverter is designed to provide emergency back-up power for Espen products up to 50W including TLEDs, commercial downlights, and retrofit kits.

Espen Technology, a leading manufacturer of indoor, LED lighting solutions, has released its 8W EM inverter, as an expansion of its versatile line of emergency lighting inverters. Model # VEMB8-10V (S), the new 8W EM inverter is ideal for a large number of applications, and joins the 5W, 10W, 15W, and 20W models, with many of the same features.

The new 8W model is designed to provide emergency back-up power for the following Espen products, up to 50W:

  • TLEDs (Types A, B, and C),
  • Commercial downlights, and
  • All retrofit kits.

The inverter can provide back-up lighting for 0-10V dimmable fixtures as well as non-dimming fixtures. When typical emergency inverters are paired with 0-10V dimming fixtures, dimmed fixtures during a power outage don’t come on at full inverter power, to meet code-required light levels. The VEMB8W-10V (S) overrides any 0-10V dimming command and forces the luminaire to operate at full inverter back-up power, for safe light levels during a power outage.

Additional performance features include:

  • exceptional input voltage range of 120 - 347VAC,
  • indoor and outdoor rated enclosure & 13” flex conduit
  • Up to 50W load
  • Self-testing monthly, CEC
  • cULus listed to UL924

“This 8W EM inverter is extremely versatile,” stated John Clancy, SVP of sales and marketing at Espen Technology.  Clancy added, “The product is currently in stock, and we’re seeing strong demand for its versatility and 0-10V dimming override feature.”

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About Espen Technology

Espen Technology Inc. is 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 offers personalized sales, expert technical support, and efficient logistics to all of its customers. Espen’s LED products are designed and perfected with pride in the United States.


David Shiller, Marketing

Espen Technology



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