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Frequently Asked Questions

History

 USI Technologies and Update Systems are a 35-year-old technology company that manufacture Industrial Touchscreen Controllers and Rugged Single Board Electronic Control Systems that are used to control Military equipment, Air Compressors, Industrial Centrifugals, Dental Ultrasonics, and Medical Lifts. Update Systems has manufactured over 260,000 circuit boards controlling equipment throughout the world.

USI Technologies has manufactured LED boards and fixtures for over 10 years that are used in Display cases, Hazardous Location LED fixtures, Commercial Architectural fixtures, emergency vehicles, automotive display, and retail locations.


Over 240,000 LED boards and LED fixtures have been manufactured!


Where are the LED fixtures manufactured?

All USI Technologies LED fixtures and Update Systems products are Engineered and Manufactured in Saint Louis, Missouri USA! They are compliant with the “Buy American Act”!


What Applications are the USI Technologies High Bay fixtures used in?

    o US14000 is usually mounted at a height of 10 to 25 feet. They normally replace 6 Tube T8 or 250 Watt Metal Halide.

    o US18000 is usually mounted at a height of 15 to 35 feet. They normally replace 400 Watt Metal Halide or 4 Tube T5 florescent.

    o US24000 is usually mounted at a height of 20 to 40 feet. They normally replace 8 Tube T8 or 6 Tube T5 florescent fixtures.

    o US48000 is usually mounted at a height of 25 to 45 feet. They normally replace 1000 Watt Metal Halide.


What is the design Philosophy for USI Technologies?

The fixtures are designed to be a rugged, highly efficient LED light that will have a long effective life and that is offered at a cost effective price point. Predicted power supply life is 120,000 hours at a 77ºF ambient. Efficiency is up to 168 Lumens per Watt.


What is the construction of the High Bay LED fixtures?

The High Bay fixtures use rugged extruded Aluminum heat sinks for maximum heat dissipation and a steel frame for strength. The extruded Aluminum frame allows the high bay fixtures to be rated to a +131ºF environment. The LED is a Mid-Powered Premium chip that has a projected L70 life of 200,000 hours.


How are the US series fixtures mounted?

The US series has mounting holes on each end allowing for standard installation by hanging the fixture with cable or chain. A cable hanging kit (part number HK-100) is offered as an option.

An optional Pendant Mount Box can be installed on the top of the fixture so that the US series fixtures can be mounted on a 3⁄4 inch Conduit or direct mount. Normally the Pendant Mount Box is mounted in our factory but they can be mounted on the fixture in the field.


How is the fixture dimmed?

0-10 volt dimming down to 10% is standard. Any 0-10 volt commercial dimmer that is compatible with LED’s is suitable.


What is the safety certification for the fixtures?

The USI Technologies fixtures are CSA Certified to CSA and UL1598 standards. The High Bay and Low Bay are damp location listed.  Whereas the Citadel Fixtures are IP65, IP66, and IP67 rated.


What options are available?

The fixtures have the option of 120 VAC power cords or cables. Other custom plugs or cords can be added if requested. The Pendant mounting kits are used for direct mounting or mounting to a 3⁄4 inch conduit.  We also have an occupancy sensor and Bluetooth Mesh Networking available for the High Bay Lights.

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Update Systems is an all-in-one shop.  They design and manufacture precision electric actuators and custom electronic controls  Visit their website for more information!