Current, powered by GE, recently unveiled a new LED replacement lamp designed to replace 1000W high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. In addition to using 60% less energy, the product fits existing HID lamp fixtures and is wired to bypass the ballast, eliminating the need for future ballast replacements. According to Current, a product like the 1000W LED replacement has the potential to slash lighting electricity consumption, save millions of dollars and remove hazardous materials nationwide.
Current by GE also recently announced two new lighting control products that are now commercially available. Daintree One is a standalone lighting control solution for applications requiring minimal light like closets, storage rooms and restrooms. Daintree EZ Connect is a room-based wireless solution for use in commercial buildings, hospitals and schools that allows a group of adjacent fixtures to communicate without the need for a separate gateway. Both products feature embedded wireless occupancy and daylight sensors and can be setup, commissioned and controlled by a mobile app.
Daintree One and EZ Connect are uniquely designed to allow users to upgrade to Daintree Enterprise solutions so customers can build their own smart building solutions from an open API or choose an app from Current’s broad ecosystem of technology partners. According to the US Department of Energy, advanced lighting controls added to LEDs can add up to $20 billion in savings.
Businesses can also now upgrade existing cabinet sign fluorescent sockets with Current’s new Tetra Stick. With 50% less drivers and more lumens, the LED sign collection of 112 SKUs provides brighter signs while saving on energy, according to Current. The product line boasts reduced installation time with threaded slots and easier handling due to increased stiffness.