Product News

Tesla Gigafactory Starts Mass-Production

Cheryl Kaften

In Sparks, Nevada, Tesla announced last week that its long-heralded, $5 billion gigafactory is now in mass-production mode – producing lithium-ion battery cells that will be used in the company’s Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 energy storage products, as well as in Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles.


Espen Unveils T8 LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

Espen Technology last week announced an extension to its Flex line of AC-Direct double ended LED T8 internal drive lamps. The new LEDs are expected to be available by the end of January. They will come in four configurations: 9W 2-foot; 12W 3-foot and 14W and 18W 4-foot. Both ends of the lamps accept 120   …Continue Reading


Wattstopper LED Sensor from Legrande

Carl Weinschenk

Legrand North America’s new Wattstopper DW-311 Dual Technology 0-10V Dimming Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor complies with building and energy codes to provide LED dimming, the company says. The target is medium-sized applications such as rooms with partitions, rest rooms, large offices, conference rooms with cubicles and classrooms, the press release says. Wattstopper technology combines passive   …Continue Reading


Acclaim Introduces LED Driver

Carl Weinschenk

Acclaim Lighting has introduced the AL Driver 400, a multi-protocol 400 watt driver aimed at low-voltage LEDs. The company says that the input control protocols are DMX, RDM, 0-10V and DALI. The device also has six pin terminals for PWM outputs. The AL Driver 400 supports input voltage between 100 and 277 VAC and has   …Continue Reading


A New Approach to Switchgear

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric says its 2SIS technology is more economical, reliable and safe.


Zen Ecosystems Introduces Zen HQ

Carl Weinschenk

Zen HQ is an energy management tool aimed at organizations with multiple locations. The platform, which is from Zen Ecosystems, is said by the company to facilitate savings of 30 percent. Elements of the platform are intuitive scheduling, lockout controls, alerting capability and the ability to help organization participate in demand response programs. The press   …Continue Reading


Flywheel Platform Introduced by GE

Carl Weinschenk

GE has introduced a series of flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The family ranges from 50 to 1,000 kilovolt amperes and integrate with flywheel technology from Calnetix Technologies’ subsidiary VYCON as well as GE’s TLE and SG series. The press release says that the flywheel UPS systems offers reduced total cost of ownership, simple   …Continue Reading


Horticultural Lamps from Cree

Carl Weinschenk

Cree has introduced the XG-E an XP-E High Efficiency Photo Red LEDs for horticultural uses. The LEDs deliver as much as 21 percent higher output than previous generations of the  products. The XG-E and XP-E deliver Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF) levels up to 5.39 μmol/sec at 85 C, the press release says. The footprint of the   …Continue Reading


SmartSensor Uses LoRa Long Distance Wireless

Carl Weinschenk

SmartSensor Labs is offering what it describes as “a highly granular energy management solution” that aims to provide device- and plant-level ROI. The press release says that SmartSensor will provide data on precisely how much energy a device is consuming. The sensor, the release says, is self-powered by the magnetic field and therefore needs no   …Continue Reading


Shat-R-Shield Introduces High Bay

Carl Weinschenk

Shat-R-Shield says that it has broadened its line of LED high bay fixtures to include a unit that offers 280 watts and 30,500 lumens. It is designed for ceilings that are more than 30 feet high. The device produces 109 lumens per watt and consumes 40 percent less energy in comparison to its 450 watt metal halide   …Continue Reading