Espen Technology marks uptick in customer interest in plug-and-play LED T8 tubes

May 29, 2015
Santa Fe Springs, CA | Espen Technology, a leading manufacturer of LED and fluorescent products for the distribution and OEM markets, was surprised by the overwhelming interest and demand for its new 8’ plug-and-play LED T8 tubes.

“We had great interest in our LED product line, across the board, but the new 8’ tubes with 4,200 lumens stood out and generated non-stop interest and questions from our booth visitors and customers,” said Richard Zhang, president. Zhang added, “In response to the tremendous interest at LightFair 2015, we are going to release 3,500 lumen and 5,500 lumen versions of the 8’ tubes by August of this year. It is quite clear that this is a product whose time has come and the future of 8’ LED plug-and-play tubes is now.”

The 8’ plug-and-play LED T8 tubes are part of Espen Technology’s Retroflex line, designed to match the performance and form factor of 8’ fluorescent lamps that they replace. The 8’ LED lamp is compatible with instant start and programmed start fluorescent ballasts, so no rewiring is needed during installation.

The 8’ LED Retroflex lamp features a real glass diffusing tube that provides uniform and seamless light along its full 8’ length. LightFair visitors appreciated the long life, high CRI, instant on, UL listing, 5 year warranty, and compatibility with dimming ballasts, controls, and sensors.

The current 42W 8’ LED T8 tubes provide 4,200 lumens and an industry leading 100 lpW system efficacy. They are offered in 5000K, 4000K, and 3500K CCTs, 83 CRI, 50,000 hour life rating, and 240 degree beam angle. The integrated driver is hidden within the tube endcaps to improve thermal management and eliminate dark spots.

Detailed product information and specifications can be found at: This product is available through Espen Technology distributors and is shipping from the company’s Southern California distribution center. For more information on where to purchase the product or how to become a distributor, please contact John Clancy, VP of Sales at [email protected].

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


David Shiller - Espen Technology Inc.
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