Low vs. High Energy Operators /Other/Norton/Products/High%20vs%20Low%20Energy%20Page/High%20vs%20Low%20energy%20header.jpg Automatic door operators can come in a wide variety of options, and at the very beginning of many buyers' search is whether to choose a high or low energy operator for their facility. It's a decision that is almost entirely built on the type of project, the needs of the facility, and the people that use it on a daily basis. While Norton manufactures low energy operators, the below is designed to help determine whether a low energy operator is the perfect fit for your application. Low Energy Door Operators for Automatic or Manual Operation Doors equipped with low energy operators can opened manually or through the use of a "knowing act" device (i.e., push button, wall switch, or hands free device). Per the ADA (American's with Disabiliies Act), low energy door operators can provide greater accessibility for openings used by mobility-challenged individuals. They can be found in entrances to public buildings, including schools, libraries, museums, offices, and government buildings. High Energy (Full Energy) Door Operators for Automatic Operation High energy door operators are designed to operate quickly and continuously for optimal convenience. They are activated via motion sensors when approached by pedestrians. You will most often find them at entrances to supermarkets, emergency rooms and retail stores. They include provisions such as guide rails and safety sensors, to reduce the potential for personal injury or entrapment. Is My Project better suited for Low or High Energy Operators?