Explosion Proof LED Lighting
We offer a series of LED explosion proof lights that are UL Listed and at an amazing price. We know the
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also baked by warranties, as we know our lights are strong and explosion
proof which all for safe and secure hazardous location lighting.
explosion resistant LED lighting allows for your facility to be bright
which creates a safer environment for everyone within the area.
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What is Explosion Proof Lighting
For purpose of definition, we will try and simply explain the Class and Div System of explosion proof lighting. Please refer to OSHA definitions if you want a complete guide of all the Class, Div and Zone requirements. Information provided in this section come from the OSHA website: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10750
Class I locations
Class I locations are those in which flammable gases or vapors are or may be present in the air in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures. Class I locations include the following:
Class I, Division 1. A Class I, Division 1 location is a location
1. In which ignitable concentrations of flammable gases or vapors may exist under normal operating conditions; or
2. In which ignitable concentrations of such gases or vapors may exist frequently because of repair or maintenance operations or because of leakage; or
3. In which breakdown or faulty operation of equipment or processes might release ignitable concentrations of flammable gases or vapors, and might also cause simultaneous failure of electric equipment.
NOTE: This classification usually includes locations where volatile flammable liquids or liquefied flammable gases are transferred from one container to another; interiors of spray booths and areas in the vicinity of spraying and painting operations where volatile flammable solvents are used; locations containing open tanks or vats of volatile flammable liquids; drying rooms or compartments for the evaporation of flammable solvents; inadequately ventilated pump rooms for flammable gas or for volatile flammable liquids; and all other locations where ignitable concentrations of flammable vapors or gases are likely to occur in the course of normal operations.
Class I, Division 2. A Class I, Division 2 location is a location
1. In which volatile flammable liquids or flammable gases are handled, processed, or used, but in which the hazardous liquids, vapors, or gases will normally be confined within closed containers or closed systems from which they can escape only in case of accidental rupture or breakdown of such containers or systems, or in case of abnormal operation of equipment; or
2. In which ignitable concentrations of gases or vapors are normally prevented by positive mechanical ventilation, and which might become hazardous through failure or abnormal operations of the ventilating equipment; or
3. That is adjacent to a Class I, Division 1 location, and to which ignitable concentrations of gases or vapors might occasionally be communicated unless such communication is prevented by adequate positive-pressure ventilation from a source of clean air, and effective safeguards against ventilation failure are provided.
NOTE: This classification usually includes locations where volatile flammable liquids or flammable gases or vapors are used, but which would become hazardous only in case of an accident or of some unusual operating condition. The quantity of flammable material that might escape in case of accident, the adequacy of ventilating equipment, the total area involved, and the record of the industry or business with respect to explosions or fires are all factors that merit consideration in determining the classification and extent of each location.
Piping without valves, checks, meters, and similar devices would not ordinarily introduce a hazardous condition even though used for flammable liquids or gases. Locations used for the storage of flammable liquids or of liquefied or compressed gases in sealed containers would not normally be considered hazardous unless also subject to other hazardous conditions.
Electrical conduits and their associated enclosures separated from process fluids by a single seal or barrier are classed as a Division 2 location if the outside of the conduit and enclosures is a nonhazardous location.
Class II locations
Class II locations are those that are hazardous because of the presence of combustible dust. Class II locations include the following:
Class II, Division 1. A Class II, Division 1 location is a location:
1. In which combustible dust is or may be in suspension in the air under normal operating conditions, in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures; or
2. Where mechanical failure or abnormal operation of machinery or equipment might cause such explosive or ignitable mixtures to be produced, and might also provide a source of ignition through simultaneous failure of electric equipment, operation of protection devices, or from other causes, or
3. In which combustible dusts of an electrically conductive nature may be present.
NOTE: Combustible dusts which are electrically non-conductive include dusts produced in the handling and processing of grain and grain products, pulverized sugar and cocoa, dried egg and milk powders, pulverized spices, starch and pastes, potato and wood-flour, oil meal from beans and seed, dried hay, and other organic materials which may produce combustible dusts when processed or handled. Dusts containing magnesium or aluminum are particularly hazardous and the use of extreme caution is necessary to avoid ignition and explosion.
Class II, Division 2. A Class II, Division 2 location is a location in which:
1. Combustible dust will not normally be in suspension in the air in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures, and dust accumulations are normally insufficient to interfere with the normal operation of electrical equipment or other apparatus; or
2. Dust may be in suspension in the air as a result of infrequent malfunctioning of handling or processing equipment, and dust accumulations resulting therefrom may be ignitable by abnormal operation or failure of electrical equipment or other apparatus.
NOTE: This classification includes locations where dangerous concentrations of suspended dust would not be likely but where dust accumulations might form on or in the vicinity of electric equipment. These areas may contain equipment from which appreciable quantities of dust would escape under abnormal operating conditions or be adjacent to a Class II Division 1 location, as described above, into which an explosive or ignitable concentration of dust may be put into suspension under abnormal operating conditions.
Class III locations
Class III locations are those that are hazardous because of the presence of easily ignitable fibers or flyings but in which such fibers or flyings are not likely to be in suspension in the air in quantities sufficient to produce ignitable mixtures
Retrofitting Explosion Proof LED Lighting
There seems to be some confusion about whether you can or cannot
retrofit an existing explosion proof fixture or system with LED Retrofit
Kits. We have heard from many competitors that it is OK to do so, and
that the UL certification of LED retrofit kits allows them to do this.
We were a bit concerned about this, so we called UL Laboratories and
spoke with their engineers. We learned that the UL certification for
LED retrofit kits do not apply to explosion proof fixtures, but, you can
supply them with an explosion proof fixture with a LED retrofit kit
installed and they will re-test that combination for you. So it is an
option, albeit not as simple and straightforward as you might expect or
hope. As always, contact either UL or ETL labs for the latest
information on this subject matter.
However, it is OK to retrofit an existing vapor tight fixture with LED components, as long as the seal is not compromised.
Classifications we offer
- UL 844 Listed for Hazardous Area Lights
- Class 1 Div 1, Group C, D
- Class 1 Div 2, Group A, B, C, D
- Class 2 Div 2, Group F, G
- UL 1598A Marine
We offer trunion and pendant mount options that can replace both flood light and high bay lights.