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LED Lighting For Refineries, Oil Facilities, Oil Fields, Oil Rigs & Offshore Platforms

Shop for LED oil refinery lighting options from MyLEDLightingGuide. We offer explosion proof lighting while reducing energy usage by 75%.

Refineries are dangerous environments, and safety is paramount. All too often we drive by a refinery at night and see the glow of high pressure sodium lighting. High Pressure Sodium is a light of low CRI and runs around 2700K. It's a terrible light source for an environment where safety is important. If there was ever an application for a better, safer light source, LED is the best option.

LED Oil Industry Lighting


LED lighting for oil refineries enables operations to improve safety, security, and productivity. This enables the LED conversion from HPS or metal halide lights to pay for itself. This is in addition to other cost saving benefits that cause oil refineries to convert to LED.

Other cost saving benefits of LED oil rig lighting include energy savings up to 75%. It increases lifespans up to 2 to 3 times with a decreased maintenance cost. There's improved quality of light and better security.

Like other industries, oil and gas refining companies need to lower costs to maintain cash flow and increase profits. A high number of companies transitioned to LED lighting to decrease maintenance costs. LED industrial lighting keeps workers safe in hazardous spaces and provides cost savings.

Oil and gas production companies adopt LED technology to reinforce key safety measures. They tackle the issues of unpredictable work environments, costly maintenance, and light failure. Safe, efficient, and cost effective lighting is important in hazardous environments with challenging operating conditions.

More oil and gas businesses look to LED petrochemical lighting technology as a great alternative to old lighting systems. It's likely that the trend of converting to LED will continue to increase. The oil and gas sector is competitive and is always competing to unearth advantages. The biggest advantage comes from the most unlikely of sources: LED lighting.


Research Study - Converting to LED Lighting saves refineries a lot of money


A research study in a oil refinery plant revealed the many benefits of replacing dated lighting fixtures with LEDs. The company initially used high intensity discharge lamps to illuminate its facility. But, the harsh nature of the environment caused the luminaires to malfunction prematurely. As a result, the company had to spend a lot of money on light maintenance and replacement to keep the units running. Finally, the decision-makers decided it was time to convert to LED.

During the conversion project, the HID lamps were replaced with explosion-proof LEDs (with class 1 and division 2 ratings). After 1 year, the researchers went back to see how the LEDs had benefited the facility. They found that LED technology had helped the company reduce its yearly energy usage by $35,000. LEDs have an average lifespan of 50,000 hours and are low maintenance. Lighting repair-related work had decreased by almost $800,000.


LED Explosion Rated Lighting for the Oil and Gas Sector


There are major concerns when handling dangerous compounds like hydrocarbons. One is the probability of ignition from electric devices and machines that are close by. Lighting fixtures in the facility that lack safety features can be a source of ignition as they may spark. To lower the chances of combustion, businesses should install fixtures with C1D1 (Class 1 Division 1) and C1D2 (Class 1 Division 2) approval ratings in facilities. These classifications are usually set by the National Electric Code.

C1D1 refers to hazardous locations where ignitable concentrations of flammable liquids, vapors, or gases exist in the atmosphere under normal conditions. C1D2 refers to hazardous locations where combustible concentrations of flammable liquids, vapors, or gases exist in the atmosphere under abnormal conditions.

Besides having explosion-proof ratings, fixtures designed for oil and gas facilities must be corrosion and water-resistant. This is because of exposure to harsh solutions when the facilities are being cleaned. The light fixtures exposed to water and corrosive agents may fail. This poses a safety hazard for workers inside confined spaces like storage tanks.

Water-tight light fixtures are regulated through the IP Code. Which is also known as Ingress Protection Marking or the International Protection Marking. IP67 is the general standard in the oil and gas industry. This rating offers total protection against water and dust immersions up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes.

Benefits LED Lighting Offers the Oil and Gas Industry

Refinery Lighting Picture

LED technology is one of the fastest-growing technologies in the world. Currently, lighting accounts for about 20% of the United States’ electricity consumption. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported 2017 stats alone. U. S. commercial and residential used 273 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity for lighting. This was approximately 7% of the total electricity consumption in the US for that year.

The commercial sector, including oil and gas production facilities, consumed 143 billion kilowatt-hours. Lights installed in oil and gas refinery and processing facilities operate for a minimum of 12 hours a day. This makes them good candidates for energy-saving alternatives.

Here are benefits LEDs offer to the oil and gas sector. OSHA Safety Standard Compliance Work areas are not created equal. The light fixtures suitable for one workplace may be unsuitable for another. The facility dictates the kind of lighting that should be used. This is because of the different types of hazardous materials in the atmosphere. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines hazardous locations by classes, divisions, and groups. According to the National Electric Code (NEC). NEC requires that all the lights used in hazardous locations to be explosion-proof.

Classifications for hazardous lighting locations are based on the properties of combustibles. Gases, fibers, dusts, liquids, or vapors could be present in the location. And the probability that a flammable concentration could be present. LED fixtures for hazardous locations feature tempered glass and have stronger frames and casings.

All electrical components that could trigger sparks are contained in the fixtures. This keeps the sparks away from the flammable vapors, dusts, fibers, gases, and liquids. Understanding and staying updated on the frequent lighting changes can be challenging. Which is why you should have a reputable LED partner to go to for help whenever you need it.

1. LED Lighting Makes a Hazardous Environment Less Dangerous

Working in a oil refinery comes with a wide range of safety issues. The good news is LEDs can increase worker safety and boost confidence along with savings. A driving factor in going to LEDs on an offshore platform is the frequent maintenance of traditional lighting. Offshore rigs are usually subjected to shocks, vibrations, corrosive atmospheres, and fire risk.

LED technology is the best light for the worst operational conditions. LEDs contain no moving parts, long-lasting, and withstand corrosion and shock better than other lighting. They also light up spark-free, which gives them an advantage in combustible environments.

2. LED Lights Reduce Operating Costs and Maintenance Costs in the Oil Industry

Reducing refinery costs becomes sustainable with our LED oil rig lighting products. With energy savings up to 75%, you can reduce a tremendous amount of energy consumption. You can dramatically reduce both your operating costs when you convert to LED Lights. Rebates to reduce purchase costs may be available at time of sale.

Replacing lighting fixtures in hazardous locations is costly, labor-intensive, and poses a risk to safety. The great thing about LEDs is they have long lifespans and lower maintenance costs. Industrial LED bulbs have a rated life of 60,000 hours at 55°C. What this means is at 25°C, the lifespan could be as long as 170,000 hours. Which is almost 20 years of maintenance-free operation.

Most LED products have the L70 rating, which means they maintain 70% of their lumens for the lifetime. Some of the most advanced LEDs boast ratings of up to 100,000 hours. And the performance improves in cold temperatures. Fluorescent and HID light fixtures have a max lifespan of 25,000 hours. LEDs feature solid-state construction and are less prone to unplanned or premature failure. This makes them perfect for high vibration and abusive applications.

Why choose MyLEDLightingGuide Oil Rig Lighting?

1. Explosion Proof ratings, as high as C1D1


Class I Division 1, Group C,D
Class I, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D
Class II Division 1&2 Group E,F,G
Class III
UL 1598
UL 844

2. Many form factors of explosion rated rig fixtures


High Bays
Flood Lights
Linear Fixtures
Wall Mounted
Jelly Jars
Street Lights
Shoebox Lights

3. Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)

130 lm/w
150 lm/w
180 lm/w

Luminous efficacy is the true measure of a bulb’s efficiency. It indicates the lumens produced for every watt of electricity consumed. LEDs are more efficient than traditional bulbs with a higher luminous efficacy. High quality LEDs have awesome efficacy ratings. The standard luminous efficacy is upwards of 130 lumens per watt

We have fixtures that are rated between 130 and 180 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.

* Trade off between initial cost and long term savings?

A higher efficiency LED product costs more than lower efficiency units. The savings over the life of the product is more than the initial investment needed to upgrade. So if you're looking to maximize savings when converting to LED, choose the higher efficiency product.

4. Wet Location Fixtures


IP rating designates a fixtures ability to keep out both dust and water. The first digit of the IP score designates dust protection, the second designates water protection. A water protection score of 5 or above helps protect your fixtures from water intrusion.

MyLEDLightingGuide offers IP ratings of IPx5, IPx6 and IPx7. This allows you to install these fixtures outdoors, exposed to the elements, if required.

* What IP Rating do you need?

IP65 is all you will need for most applications. Extreme environments such as high pressure washes might need IP67 or higher.

5. High Voltage up to 480V



100V - 277V
277V - 480V

Are you trying to replace fixtures that are higher voltages, 277V to 480V? We have solutions that cover these higher voltage installations. Our constant current drivers are equipped to handle everything from 100 Volts up to to 480 Volts (standard driver in our kits are 100V-277V). We can handle single or 3-phase power as well. Talk to our sales engineers and we can get your lighting situation taken care of.

* 480V High Voltage Options

Our higher voltage solutions handle both single phase and 3 phase 480V installations. If you have voltage above 277V, tell our sales engineers so we can specify the proper driver.

6. Beam Angles: Proper Light Distribution



The beam angle is what determines the distribution of light. A wide beam angle produces softer light and distributes it better to different areas of a room.

A narrow beam angle produces concentrated light good for accent lighting. It makes the light more intense and focused.

Our LED rig lights are available in a range of beam angles: from 15° (narrow) to 120° (wide).

* Beam Angle Selection

We can run a lighting study to determine the perfect light and beam angle for your indoor space. Look at both the foot candle measurements and max/min ratios to make sure the space is bright and uniform.

7. Reduce Energy Costs and Maintenance Costs dramatically




Reduce energy costs up to 75%

Our energy-efficient led lights reduce commercial costs and becomes practical and sustainable. With energy savings up to 75%, you can reduce a tremendous amount of energy consumption. LEDs have longer lifespans. We can add motion sensors to turn off or dim the light source when no activity is detected.


Decrease maintenance costs

Our efficient LED rig lights have L70 ratings that last upwards of 100,000+ hours. Less bulb replacement saves costs in factories and warehouses. This cost saver is often overlooked, but saves a lot amount of money.

8. Rugged fixtures that will last for years!


Our industrial rig fixtures withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures without decreasing lifespan. This is possible through our large heat sinks, designed to keep the lights cool. Our LED fixtures are vibration resistant. This allows them to maintain a long lifespan in harsh environments.

* Impact Rating for UFO High Bay Fixtures

Our UFO LED Fixtures are rated at IK08 on a scale of IK01 to IK10. This ensures reliability in environments where impacts may occur

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