Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in sustainable, energy-efficient lighting and controls systems for the commercial, military, maritime and consumer markets, announced upcoming plans for expanding its product lines to include innovative LED power supply products utilizing Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology for improved efficiencies and thermal management. This product offering builds off the previously announced strategic investment by Sander Electronics, who is partnering with Energy Focus on product and supply chain innovations. The two parties plan to expand their production and sales of components and end products in energy-related fields such as the GaN power supplies through joint technical cooperation and development to pursue expected opportunities in the fields of energy conservation, energy storage, photovoltaics, and energy management systems.
Sander Electronics is a Taiwanese-based company and leader in energy management solutions. Sander has been a designer and manufacturer of LED semiconductor components and modules for signage, lighting, and other applications. Customers include major LED, lighting, and energy storage-related companies. Sander is now bringing to market advanced energy management solutions from semiconductor components to complete energy storage solutions.
The initial GaN power supply products Energy Focus is expected to offer will leverage its experience in LED lighting design, manufacturing and sales combined with Sander’s LED display component and power electronics expertise. Compared to legacy silicon-based power electronics, these GaN power supply products are expected to be more compact in size, with higher efficiency, and produce less heat from operation. This is due to gallium nitride components offering better performance and enable switching at high frequencies, which can further reduce the size of peripheral components and increase power density.
EFOI’s initial GaN Power Supply Series are planned to include three models that offer power ranges of 50W to 250W with universal input voltage (100VAC to 250VAC) and output voltage options of 12V or 24V. This series is designed to achieve peak efficiency greater than 93% at 230 VAC and switching frequencies of up to 200 kHz.
Energy Focus expects to launch sales of these products as early as first half of 2023. The Company is evaluating additional market opportunities and believes these products could be suitable for other electronics applications beyond commercial and industrial LED lighting and signage use and expects to begin targeting these markets during 2023.
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Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of sustainable light-emitting diode (“LED”) lighting and lighting control technologies and solutions. As the creator of the first flicker-free LED lamps, Energy Focus develops high quality LED lighting products and controls that provide extensive energy and maintenance savings, as well as aesthetics, safety, health and sustainability benefits over conventional lighting. In 2023, working towards the development in fields of energy conservation, storage, and management system, EFOI aims to release high efficiency GaN (gallium nitride) power supply products. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio. For more information, visit our website at www.energyfocus.com.
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