Explosion Proof Lights
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Explosion Proof Classification for Lights
For purpose of definition, we will explain the Class and Div System of lighting fixtures. For a full explanation on electrical, explosion safe lighting, visit the OSHA website.
LED Explosion Proof Lighting
LED explosion rated lights work in the presence of dust and flammable petro-chemicals. You'll find these lights in industrial applications where ignitable flammable gases are present. These LED lights reduce energy costs and improve safety through high quality light.
Intrinsically Safe LED Lights
Instrinsically safe lighting fixtures contain electrical shorts and sparking. They will operate in the harshest industrial type environments. Our commercial hazardous LED lighting come in different styles, division ratings and classifications. This allows you to choose the fixture best for your zone requirements.
Class 1 Explosion Proof
Class I areas are those in which flammable gases or vapors are or may be present in the air. They're in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures.
Class 1 Div 1
Flammable concentrations of combustible liquids, vapors or gases exist under normal working conditions.
Class 1 Div 2
Flammable concentrations of ignitable vapors, liquids, or gases exist under abnormal working conditions.
Class 1 Areas
Group A (acetylene)
Group B (hydrogen)
Group C (ethylene and propane)
Group D (propane, butane, methane, and benzene)
Class 2 Explosion Proof
Class II locations are hazardous because of the presence of combustible dust.
Class 2 Div 1
Combustible concentrations of flammable dusts exist in the atmosphere under normal working conditions.
Class 2 Div 2
Combustible concentrations of ignitable dust exist in the atmosphere under abnormal working conditions.
Class 2 Areas
Group E (metal dust)
Group F (charcoal and carbon)
Group G (wood, plastic, starch, and flour)
Class 3 Explosion Proof
Class III locations are hazardous because of the presence of ignitable fibers. Fibers or flyings are unlikely to be air suspended in quantities to produce ignition.
Class 3 Div 1
Combustible fibers or materials that produce ignitable particles exist under normal working conditions.
Class 3 Div 2
Combustible fibers or materials that produce flammable particles exist under abnormal working conditions.
Class 3 Areas
These are not categorized into groups but comprise of sawdust and cotton
Are LED lights explosion proof?
They can be, but not all LED Lights are explosion proof rated. The standard for explosion proof in North America is UL844 standard. Without this certification by a certified testing lab, the light is not an explosion proof rated fixture. Another standard is ATEX, but this rating is an European standard designed for countries in Europe.
What is explosion proof lighting?
Explosion proof lights design contains sparks in case of an internal explosion. It prevents the explosion from escaping – hence the term “explosion proof.” The lights lower the risk of a explosive reaction from spreading. The fixtures feature thick casings that cover the luminaires. The thick casing covers all internal components. An explosion proof box house sensors, switches and drivers.
The design of an explosion proof fixture is very interesting. It forces gas to take longer, complicated routes through different channels and pathways. As it travels, cools down to a safer temperature before release. Explosion proof lights are not airtight. They allow gases to enter their aluminum casings.
What is the difference between Class 1 Div 1 and Class 1 Div 2?
Class 1 Div 1 Hazardous Locations are areas that have flammable gases, vapors, and liquids and are present at all times. Class 1 Div 2 Locations are areas that have the same flammible gases, vapors, and liquids but are not present at all times.
What is the difference between Class 1 and Class 2 Explosion Proof Lights?
Class 1 Lighting deals with flammable gases, vapors, and liquids. Class 2 Lighting deals with combustible dust particles.
Explosion Proof Lights Have a Robust Design to Prevent Ignition
Use Explosion proof lights in these areas:
- Chemical processing plants
- Aircraft maintenance areas
- Enclosed fueling stations
- Paint spray booths
- Offshore oil and gas rigs
- Chemical storage units
- Ship tanks
- Grain silos
The main work of these lights is to stop an explosion from escaping, whenever one occurs. Explosions can cause harm to workers or start fires in a facility.
Confined spaces provide a perfect environment for hazardous vapors and gases to accumulate. These isolated areas are poorly ventilated and quite difficult to service.
Confined spaces are usually located away from the main operating area of the plant. Before LED, lighting included fluorescent, HID and incandescent light fixtures. These lights are not efficient, and generate more heat than LED. They have shorter lifespans and damage under extreme temperatures. Their lumens degrade quickly, requiring frequent bulb changes. They use more electricity than LED to produce light.
By comparison, LEDs are superior. Their average lifespan is 50,000 hours, or more. They have a high luminous efficacy (they only need a few watts to produce a lot of lumens). They use about 75% less electricity over their HID counterparts.
Thanks to their robust designs, LEDs can withstand rough treatment and vibrations. They do contain lead or mercury like some traditional lighting technologies. They do not have a complicated disposal process.
Benefits of Explosion Proof LED Lighting Over Traditional Metal Halide Lights
LED EPLs have many benefits over conventional explosion proof lights. These fixtures have an average life expectancy of 50,000+ hours. Metal halides have an average lifespan between 12,000 and 20,000 hours.
LED explosion proof fixtures maintain their lumens extremely well. Their lumen maintenance (L70) is typically over 50,000 hours. During the same period, you would have to replaced 2 to 3 HID bulbs. Explosion proof LED lights are more energy efficient than traditional explosion proof lights. Long lifespan of LEDS contributes to lower operating and maintenance costs.
LEDs are solid-state lighting devices and function reliably because of their heat-saving features. They only produce an average of 3.4 BTUs per hour and are not affected by low temperatures or humidity. This translates to lights that work when workers enter hazardous rooms.
Since LEDs are more energy-efficient, they reduce the demand on the power grid. And in the process lower greenhouse gas emissions. LEDs convert 95% of the energy they draw into light and only waste 5% as heat. Conventional lights waste 95% of the energy they draw as heat and only convert 5% into light.
If your company is thinking of implementing eco-friendly initiatives, switch to LED. LEDs do not contain dangerous substances. Their disposal process isn't as costly as that of HID and fluorescent lamps.
Use the Proper Explosion Proof LED Lights
MyLEDLightingGuide has explosion proof LED fixtures and industrial lighting solutions. We provide different types of lighting solutions that meet industry guidelines and standards. Our explosion proof lights design work for hazardous working environments. The light fixtures follow industry-specific OSHA and UL requirements. They have all the latest lighting approval requirements and certifications.
Some of the Explosion Proof lights we carry include:
Explosion Proof High Bays
Explosion Proof Flood Lights
Low Bay Explosion Proof Lights
Explosion Proof Linear Fixtures
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