HAZARDOUS LED LIGHTING
Hazardous led lighting must meet strict safety requirements to ensure safe working environments even in the presence of explosive or potentially dangerous atmospheres.
In some industrial sites, the presence of flammable gases, vapours, or explosive dust can represent a significant risk, then the use of inappropriate or non-certificate lighting can cause a serious consequence, including explosions or fires.
Think, for example, of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, refineries, gas pipelines, paint shops, fuel storage and distribution plants, but also of the food industries and many other contexts in which explosive atmospheres may be present, where the use of LED lighting is of crucial importance.
In this article we will take a closer look at together the main advantages that derive from the use of these LED lamps and the certifications required in the industry.
LED LIGHTING FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS: THE MAIN ADVANTAGES
LED lamps designed for hazardous environments offer several key benefits including:
- -Maximum safety: they are designed to resist to extreme conditions, temperatures, gas exposition and corrosive substances, they have a proof-explosion protection, and they are mostly resistant to impacts and vibrations. Furthermore, lamps and lighting for hazardous areas are designed with different safety characteristics, such as flame retardant, anti-corrosion, or emergency properties.
- -Uniform illumination: They produce a uniform and brilliant light that optimizes visibility and minimizes shadows and dark spots.
- -Energetic efficiency: one of their most important features is low energy consumption. This not only reduces operative costs, but also helps minimize heat production, reducing the risk of overheating in already hazardous environments.
- -Long Life: They have a much longer lifespan than traditional incandescent or fluorescent lamps, reducing the need for frequent replacement in sometimes difficult to reach environments.
- –International certifications: they comply with international regulatory requirements and standards, and therefore they have the main industry certifications including: ATEX, IECEx and NEC. Lamps are often divided into classification zones according to the type of hazardous atmosphere in which they will be used.
To request more information or specialized advice on the purchase of lamps and LED lights for hazardous areas, do not hesitate to contact our sales office.