December 15, 2021
As the world demands faster and more complex computer systems, data centers are under pressure to continuously perform efficiently. Upgrading a data center’s lighting system to a new LED solution is beneficial in several ways, not only for reducing the amount of heat emitted by a legacy lighting system but also improving the quality of that illumination.
One of the largest data center operators in North America recently began a large lighting retrofit at its 30-site data center, with locations across the Northeast. After consideration of the systems available on the market, the data center selected retrofit products from California-based Espen Technology, a leading manufacturer of indoor, linear, LED lighting solutions. Products utilized in the retrofit include:
- 6,000+ units of VersaLinear LED linear module retrofit kits,
- 2,500 units of emergency inverters (a combination of 8W and 15W models), and
- Almost 4,000 units of VersaKit LED 2×2 troffer retrofit kits.
“The project is notable for its size, very fast implementation, and the global technology brand name that operates the data centers,” states Jason Samuelian, Western Regional Sales Manager for Espen Technology. “The 30-site data center selected Espen because of our strong partnership with the national distributor chain, on-hand inventory of the items they wanted, proactive customer support, our warehouse in Indianapolis, and Espen’s price flexibility to make the project pencil out.”
The project’s timetable has been swift. Discussions began in October 2021, the project was released near Thanksgiving 2021, and the Northeast project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021. Over the next two years, additional data centers across the U.S. will be retrofitted by 2023. Espen Technology plans to support the future 2022 and 2023 nationwide retrofits with specification creation and technical consultation.
Espen coordinated closely with rep agency GT Sales in Utah, a national distribution chain, three different electrical contractors, and the operator of the 30 data center sites.
“This project would not have succeeded without the professionalism of Espen’s inside sales and engineering teams,” Samuelian affirms.